Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience+Army Duck Tour+Koala&Wildlife Park
Rainforestation Nature Park is an award-winning attraction located in Far North Queensland, amidst the Kuranda rainforest.
We are an all-weather attraction, home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park.
During this time, the safety of our guests, team and the public is our priority. The numbers of daily visitors will be limited, and social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced at all our attractions.
In the Kuranda rainforest near Cairns, explore the rainforest on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck and learn about local rainforest flora and fauna. Splash into the lake and be mesmerised when this amphibious vehicle becomes a boat.
Discover the world’s oldest surviving culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Watch a traditional dance performance, spear presentation and be blown away by the didgeridoo. Test your boomerang throwing skills! The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience has recently won the 2019 Queensland Tourism Award in Gold for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism.
Meet an abundance of iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park, including Koalas, Dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, Crocodiles and the endangered Cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo. You can even hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos.
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience invites you to discover authentic Indigenous Australian culture.
Australia’s Indigenous culture is one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world and Rainforestation Nature Park recognises the importance of preserving and sharing this unique culture. Our Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience recently won a 2019 Queensland Tourism Award in gold for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism.
Local Indigenous Pamagirri Guides welcome you to join them on a journey to discover the Dreamtime and learn about the fascinating customs and ancient traditions that are kept alive in the rainforest of Kuranda, in Tropical North Queensland.
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience takes approximately 1 hour which includes both the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Performance held in the Rainforest Amphitheatre and the Dreamtime Walk conducted either before or after the show. Extended Dreamtime Walk activities are available at an extra cost for groups to learn even more about the fascinating history of Australia’s Indigenous culture.
Army Duck Tour
The DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious modification of the 2-ton capacity CCKW trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II. DUKWs are still in use today, as well as purpose-built amphibious tour buses, primarily as tourist transport in many attractions world-wide. In Australia the largest fleet of DUKWs is right here at Rainforestation. The first DUKW was acquired by Rainforestation owners Charles and Pip Woodward in 1975 and there are currently twelve DUKWs operating on a daily basis. To ensure the DUKWs are well maintained at Rainforestation we have two full time engineers who carry out running repairs. The DUKWs share 85% of their parts with the GMC CCKW truck however parts unique to the DUKW are getting extremely rare. Our mechanics are very clever at manufacturing some of these parts.
Koala and Wildlife Park
The Koala and Wildlife Park allows visitors to experience another facet of Australia and get up close and personal with Australian wildlife.
Wander at your leisure or join a guided group with our experienced Wildlife Keepers. A series of elevated boardwalks provide close-up uninterrupted views of various Australian animals and reptiles.
Handfeed the free roaming kangaroos and wallabies in the landscaped gardens, observe the endangered cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo and see Neville and Dennis, the only Tasmanian Devils in Cairns! Sneak a peek at Juliet our sneaky wombat, meet Ned and Kelly the Alpine Dingoes and meet Ricky the cheeky Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo. Enter our reptile house and see a range of pythons and lizards and see the iconic Australian koala.
The star attraction of our Wildlife Park is “Jack the Ripper”, a 5 metre saltwater crocodile weighing at 650kgs with a reputation of killing 12 of his girlfriends in times gone by. Jack is kept in his own enclosure with an elevated platform perfect for your safe and close-up viewing.
On the other side of Jack is our fresh water enclosure where a bask of juvenile crocodiles, turtles and lizards sun themselves and casually swim around.
- Army Duck Tours – 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm
- Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience – 12pm (Dance Show), 11.30am and 12.30pm (Dreamtime Walk)
- Koala and Wildlife Park Guided Tours – 9.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3pm
- Rainforestation Nature Park is located on the Kennedy Hwy, 5 minutes from Kuranda Village and 30 minutes from Cairns
- Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
- Army Duck Tour
- Koala and Wildlife Park
- Hotel transfers