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Rainforestation Nature Park, Butterfly Sanctuary & Kuranda Village

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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Features animals

Highlights

  • Arts & handicrafts in Kuranda Village's atmospheric market

  • Green Cairns Birdwings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Land & water tour to get close to rainforest flora & fauna

  • Culture & traditions of the Pamagirri indigenous people

  • Native Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas & dingoes

Highlights

  • Arts & handicrafts in Kuranda Village's atmospheric market

  • Green Cairns Birdwings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Land & water tour to get close to rainforest flora & fauna

  • Culture & traditions of the Pamagirri indigenous people

  • Native Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas & dingoes

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Rainforestation Nature Park, Butterfly Sanctuary & Kuranda Village

Activity Location

Rainforestation Nature Park

1030 Kennedy Highway

Kuranda 4881

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cairns City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    1 Spence Street

    Cairns City 4870


Description

Songbirds whistle, towering birch trees rustle overhead, and waterfalls cascade through ancient ravines in the World Heritage rainforest around Kuranda. Take it all in as you're introduced to aboriginal culture, go for a Duck ride, and get up close to native wildlife and exotic butterflies.

Ride through the densely forested hillsides as you approach Kuranda—the village is nestled in the heart of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage site. Shop for artwork and crafts in its atmospheric market, and then make your way to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Wander the gardens of the country's largest butterfly aviary as green Cairns Birdwings, and lacy-winged orchard butterflies alight on your shoulders and flutter nearby.

The adventure continues at the Rainforestation Nature Park. Climb aboard an amphibious, World War II-era Duck vehicle for a land and water tour through the rainforest. Pass by a fruit orchard filled with ripe mangoes and fragrant lychees, and then ease into a tropical waterway. Keep your eyes peeled for pythons in the trees, water dragons on the riverbanks, and tiny turtles swimming alongside the Duck.

Indigenous guides greet you as you take a seat for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Dancers and didgeridoo players introduce you to the music and customs of the region's native inhabitants, and you can even pick up techniques for throwing a boomerang.

Your last stop is at the Koala and Wildlife Park, where all kinds of uniquely Australian creatures are waiting to make your acquaintance. Kangaroos hop, wombats snooze, and even the elusive cassowary bird makes a shy appearance before you leave.


Inclusions

  • Admission to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Self-guided tour of Kuranda Village

  • Admission to Rainforestation Nature Park

  • Admission to the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

  • Admission to the Koala and Wildlife Park

  • Guided Duck tour

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cairns hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

  • Additional activities and attractions in Kuranda Village

  • Photos with koalas or crocodiles at the Koala and Wildlife Park


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pickup begins at 7:30 AM; you will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you confirm your reservation. Please be outside 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.


Rainforestation Nature Park, Butterfly Sanctuary & Kuranda Village ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

4/5 Jul 14, 2019

Very interesting-- seeing the butterflies flying free in the enclosure-- interesting to see the lab area for cleaning eggs and raising larvae.

Lynnann L

United States

5/5 Mar 31, 2019

A really nice day. The roaming wallabies and kangaroos were really great and the staff very friendly. I really enjoyed the rainforest tour and the aboriginal demonstrations as well as the. Butterfly Sanctuary and Kuranda village.