Kuranda National Park, Kuranda

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Kuranda National Park is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia. Like many national parks in the area it belongs to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The park protects an important wildlife corridor in which rainforest and open eucalypt forest predominate. Walking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving are popular recreational activities.Kuranda National Park provides habitat for the endangered southern cassowary, the rare Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and the Victoria's riflebird. The fungal disease Myrtle rust has been found in the park.GeographyThe park covers 27100ha of mountainous tropical forest north west of Cairns. To its north is Mowbray National Park, north east Macalister Range National Park, in the east is Smithfield Conservation Park, south is Barron Gorge National Park and in the west is Kuranda West Forest Reserve. Kuranda National Park occupies parts of Mona Mona, Mount Molloy, Macalister Range and Kuranda. This includes parts of Cairns Region and the Mareeba Shire local government areas. It covers some of the most easterly parts of the Mitchell River water catchment, the Barron River catchment and several coastal creeks to the north of Cairns.
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  • the ebst views of the park and rain forest are from the gondolas on the way back down from kuranda to cairns well worth the trip  more »
  • We took the Kuranda cable car up to the village and then the train down. Having walked the rainforest it was really interesting to sail above it and we thoroughly enjoyed the view. There were 2 stops ...  more »
  • We had huge expectations but were sadly disappointed, its a lot of tree tops with the same echoing bird calls, Very dense and sticky with little to see. Very repetitive.  more »
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  • I've been here last February with my family and it was a great experience. I'd suggest you go for sky rail one way and if possible have someone pick you up (by car) when you reached the top, that way you'll be able to save some $$. There are a few markets that you'll be able to explore which is pretty good to buy some souvenirs. Highly recommended.
  • Lovely little market/craft town with nice walks around in the national park
  • Kuranda National Park is a beautiful place to visit. It is a little touristy but the locals are friendly and I recommend taking the train one way and the sky rail the other. There are two quaint markets and a butterfly house, a small zoo, a reptile house and jewelry shops.
  • A really good day out. Lovely shopping and restaurants. The butterfly house was wonderful.
  • Beautiful forests beautiful scenery

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