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*'''Drive''' from [[Cairns]] via the Captain Cook and Kennedy Highways. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes.
* Hop on the '''Kuranda Scenic Railway [ Kuranda Scenic Railway]''' for a (very) leisurely one- and a half hour trip 329 meters up and 34 kilometers out from [[Cairns]]. Two services daily in each direction. One-way $39, return $56, reservations recommended. Child and family rates do apply.* Catch the '''Skyrail Rainforest Cableway [ Skyrail Rainforest Cableway]''' from just outside [[Cairns]] for great views of the rainforest canopy. One-way is $39 adults and $19.50 children, return is $56 adults and $28 children. Transfers from both [[Cairns]], Cairns Beaches and [[Port Douglas]] are available. or [email protected]* Catch the the '''shuttle bus [ shuttle bus]''' between [[Cairns]] and Kuranda ($4 one way). Information about the shuttles is available from the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre [ Kuranda Visitor Information Centre]. E-mail: [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Tel.: 07 4093 9311 .
Many visitors combine the Kuranda Scenic railway and the skyrail, travelling to Kuranda on one and returning on the other. From the scenery point of view, take the railway first in the morning and after that make the skyrail trip - take your time to stop and look around in the Rainforestation [ Rainforestation] on the way back to the coast. After arriving at the coast side (great views), you have the opportunity to visit the Tjapukai village to learn something about the Aborigine culture. You can to book both directions through either service, but if you are booking late, it is easier to book separately: they allocate each other a very small number of guaranteed seats. As you need transport to get to either end often a trip to Kuranda is easiest booked with a tour company such as Tropic Wings [ Tropic Wings] or DownUnder Tours to help you get there. The base station of the skyrail is also a bus stop point for the busses which connect Cairns with the Northern Beaches.
==Get around==
Kuranda is a small village, although somewhat hilly. Walking about 1 kilometre 1km will take you from one end of town to the other. Don't count on being able to walk quickly, as the streets tend to be packed with people.
A one-way courtesy bus between the skyrail and scenic railway stations at the south end of town and the wildlife attractions at the north of town. The bus departs every twenty minutes.
* '''Kuranda Koala Gardens''' [], Heritage Markets, Rob Vievers Drive. tel 07 4093 9953. email [email protected] The Koala Gardens is a small wildlife zoo housing Australian native animals. In addition to koalas there are kangeroos, crocodiles, snakes and lizards. Visitors can hold a koala and have their picture taken. Entry is $14 for adults, $7 for children.
* '''Australian Butterfly Sanctuary''' [], 8 Rob Vievers Drive. tel 07 4093 7575. fax 07 4093 8923. email [email protected] The butterfly sanctuary is an aviary containing rainforest butterflies - Birdwings Ulysees and more, its great for Kids. Open 9:45am 45AM to 4:30pm30PM, with guided tours from 10:00 to 3:15pm15PM.
*<see name="Rainforestation Nature Park" alt="" address="Kennedy Highway" directions="" phone="+617 4085 5008" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This award-winning attraction is situated five minutes from Kuranda Village. Experience the tropical rainforest on both land and water aboard an amphibious World War II Army Duck. Learn about aboriginal culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, including a traditional dance performance and boomerang throwing, spear throwing and didgeridoo playing. See native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, wombats, dingoes and the cassowary.</see>
Kuranda is famous for its '''markets'''. They run everyday and have a wide range of crafts and locally made products. It's just a short walk from the Skyrail or the Kuranda Scenic Railway station to the village.
The shops and markets open from 9.00am 00AM and many close when the last train leaves at 3.30pm30PM
The Original Rainforest Markets are located in Thewine Street behind the famous Honey House.

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