Kurada village

Situated on the Barron River, Kuranda’s first inhabitants were the indigenous Djabugay people who have lived here for over 10,000 years. Since then, their descendants continue to contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the area today. Early European settlers took up farming sites in the mid 1880s before Kuranda was officially surveyed in 1888. In those early years, Kuranda was a farming area producing mainly timber, dairy cattle and coffee. The village has evolved a lot since then and today, it’s a vibrant little Village in the Rainforest enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns, in Queensland, on Australia’s northeast coast. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.

Kuranda Koala Gardens 

Kuranda Koala Gardens is home to Australia’s iconic animals including koalas, wallabies, wombats, snakes and lizards, gliders and Australia’s freshwater crocodile. An award-winning boutique wildlife attraction in the heart of Kuranda rainforest village and located within the Heritage Markets.

Everyone loves a koala! Whether they are eating, sleeping of just looking adorable. Here at Koala Gardens you can take the opportunity to ‘Cuddle a Koala’ and receive a great souvenir digital photo. For a small additional cost, you will have a memory to last a lifetime. Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can cuddle a koala. Pat and hand feed swamp wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons. Meet the loveable wombats which are fast becoming Australia’s favourite marsupial. See the rare greater bilby, the northern bettong, mahogany glider and more in the new ‘Nocturnal Wonders’ exhibit.

Another Australian native you will see and perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the eco system for millions of years, is the Freshwater Crocodile. Australia is home to the world’s most amazing selection of reptiles and there are many on display. See dragons, lizards, monitors with their long-forked tongues, and much more. Camouflage is their key to survival, so take your time and try to find them in their enclosure! See and learn about a range of snakes, both deadly and harmless endemic to the local tropical rainforest and dry woodlands.

Kuranda Koala Gardens is operated by decedents of one of Kuranda’s pioneering families. Learns about the local railway and forestry history with authentic photographs and artefacts.

The attraction is conveniently located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets. Free shuttle service operates from the Kuranda Skyrail Terminal and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station to Koala Gardens, or it is only a short 10-minute walk.

Birdworld Kuranda

Immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland.Join the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds.There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don’t be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 60 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer’s delight.Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda and is the latest attraction to come under the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland banner. As a locally owned and operated family company since 1980, Wildlife Tropical North Queensland is proud of its achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Kuranda, only a short walk from Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway station, our sanctuary is home to over 1500 butterflies from a variety of species.

CaPTA stands for Cairns and Port Trips and Attractions (or more affectionately known as Charlie and Pip’s Trips and Attractions) and employs over 200 staff across the group.

The group consists of Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Jungle Tours & Trekking, Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, Rainforestation Nature Park, Wildlife Habitat, Careers Training Centre and ABC Sales & Maintenance.

While CaPTA’s business focus is centred around tourism products, the group has expanded into tourism and indigenous training through the Careers Training Centre and more recently into Yutong coach sales, maintenance, service and parts through ABC Sales & Maintenance.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary was established by Paul and Sue Wright and opened its doors in 1987. In April 2004 the CaPTA Group purchased a 50% share of the business and in 2005 the laboratory was opened to the public. In July 2007, CaPTA acquired full ownership and today the attraction continues to be a much loved attraction to visitors locally, domestically and internationally.

Kurada village

Kurada village

Situated on the Barron River, Kuranda’s first inhabitants were the indigenous Djabugay people who have lived here for over 10,000 years. Since then, their descendants continue to contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the area today. Early European settlers took up farming sites in the mid 1880s before Kuranda was officially surveyed in 1888. In those early years, Kuranda was a farming area producing mainly timber, dairy cattle and coffee. The village has evolved a lot since then and today, it’s a vibrant little Village in the Rainforest enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns, in Queensland, on Australia’s northeast coast. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens 

Kuranda Koala Gardens is home to Australia’s iconic animals including koalas, wallabies, wombats, snakes and lizards, gliders and Australia’s freshwater crocodile. An award-winning boutique wildlife attraction in the heart of Kuranda rainforest village and located within the Heritage Markets.

Everyone loves a koala! Whether they are eating, sleeping of just looking adorable. Here at Koala Gardens you can take the opportunity to ‘Cuddle a Koala’ and receive a great souvenir digital photo. For a small additional cost, you will have a memory to last a lifetime. Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can cuddle a koala. Pat and hand feed swamp wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons. Meet the loveable wombats which are fast becoming Australia’s favourite marsupial. See the rare greater bilby, the northern bettong, mahogany glider and more in the new ‘Nocturnal Wonders’ exhibit.

Another Australian native you will see and perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the eco system for millions of years, is the Freshwater Crocodile. Australia is home to the world’s most amazing selection of reptiles and there are many on display. See dragons, lizards, monitors with their long-forked tongues, and much more. Camouflage is their key to survival, so take your time and try to find them in their enclosure! See and learn about a range of snakes, both deadly and harmless endemic to the local tropical rainforest and dry woodlands.

Kuranda Koala Gardens is operated by decedents of one of Kuranda’s pioneering families. Learns about the local railway and forestry history with authentic photographs and artefacts.

The attraction is conveniently located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets. Free shuttle service operates from the Kuranda Skyrail Terminal and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station to Koala Gardens, or it is only a short 10-minute walk.

Birdworld Kuranda

Birdworld Kuranda

Immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland.Join the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds.There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don’t be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 60 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer’s delight.Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda and is the latest attraction to come under the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland banner. As a locally owned and operated family company since 1980, Wildlife Tropical North Queensland is proud of its achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Kuranda, only a short walk from Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway station, our sanctuary is home to over 1500 butterflies from a variety of species.

CaPTA stands for Cairns and Port Trips and Attractions (or more affectionately known as Charlie and Pip’s Trips and Attractions) and employs over 200 staff across the group.

The group consists of Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Jungle Tours & Trekking, Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, Rainforestation Nature Park, Wildlife Habitat, Careers Training Centre and ABC Sales & Maintenance.

While CaPTA’s business focus is centred around tourism products, the group has expanded into tourism and indigenous training through the Careers Training Centre and more recently into Yutong coach sales, maintenance, service and parts through ABC Sales & Maintenance.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary was established by Paul and Sue Wright and opened its doors in 1987. In April 2004 the CaPTA Group purchased a 50% share of the business and in 2005 the laboratory was opened to the public. In July 2007, CaPTA acquired full ownership and today the attraction continues to be a much loved attraction to visitors locally, domestically and internationally.

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