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.