A visit to Cairns determines a trip to Kuranda via train and return via gondola is a must do. This is a great day trip, no matter what the weather. Rain Forests have to have rain.

Kuranda is a town in the Atherton Tablelands that could be out of the Blue Mountains or the Dandenongs. The difference is Kuranda is a warm place all year round, and is without doubt a little more exotic. Kuranda is a very successful tourist town that caters for the full spectrum of wealth.

The Train trip is a two hour informative excursion and well worth the investment.

Allow the maximum time for the Kuranda Township and be sure to checkout the museum.

The Bird Sanctuary is recommended.

Kuranda has three churches… Two shown here.

The Kuranda Hotel is near the rail station.

The Kuranda War Memorial is in ANZAC Park.

The Gondola trip (descent) is a great way to return to Cairns. Rain Forests, waterfalls, and some huge trees make for a memorable journey.

Diary notes



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course