Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park is a must-do experience while you are visiting Cairns.

Offering an entertaining day for the whole family to enjoy.  Open daily from 9 am to 3 pm.

This Kuranda attraction is a multi-award-winning park.  Located 5 minutes from Kuranda in North Queensland.

Including army duck rainforest tours, Pamagirri Cultural dancers, and hand-feeding kangaroos.

Not to mention a wonderful opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala.

Set on 100 acres  Rainforestation Nature Park opened in 1976 and is still proudly family-owned and operated by the Woodward family.

Coffee and Lunch

Spend the day at this nature park, during your day enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.  With old-world charm, the cafe is out on the verandah overlooking the scenic lake complete with fountain.

By the way, if you need a caffeine fix the cafe sells barista coffee all day long.

In summary, the park has these not to be missed options.

  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Koala and Wildlife Park  
  • Army Duck Rainforest tours


First, start with a guided rainforest tour on an authentic World War II Army Duck!

These six-wheel-drive trucks were used extensively by the military throughout World War 2.

During this guided army duck tour, you will travel through the rainforest as well as plunging into lakes to make sure you get the best views.

Along the way, there is an informative talk about the local flora and fauna while you are travelling through the rainforest.

join the half-hour guided Dreamtime walk.  An informative walk learning about the Aboriginal culture that has been this lands custodians for tens of thousands of years.

Test your skill at boomerang throwing and then see a wonderful demonstration of spear-throwing.

After that, join in the fun at the Rainforest Amphitheatre for a wonderful show.


Arrive in time for this experience is a delightful performance about the World’s oldest surviving culture.

Then sit back and relax while the local dancers entertain you with Dreamtime stories.

Subsequently, the Pamagiri performers will give you an exciting demonstration on how to throw a boomerang and a spear.

For the Kids

Join in the fun of the Pamagirri mini mob, starting with a didgeridoo lesson, and then you get to paint a PVC didgeridoo to take home.

To summarize Mini Mob includes a Rainforest Walk, boomerang throwing lesson and a dance show.


Rainforestation has the ultimate koala experience you can join the keepers for a 30 minutes koala experience to meet the resident koalas.

There are great photo opportunities, and you will get to learn a whole lot about koalas.   Above all, make sure your Rainforestation includes the Koala and Wildlife Park entry.

Later meet some Australian animals!

Discover Australian animals including Koalas, Dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, as well as estuarine Crocodile!

Following on visit two of North Queensland’s endangered species the Cassowary and Tree Kangaroo.

Say g’day to a wombat,  a Lumholtz tree kangaroo and an eastern water dragon.

After that, head over to hand-feed the wallabies and kangaroos.

By the way, you can find everything you need to know about this park on the map and plan a fantastic fun day with your family.

This is a wheelchair, friendly attraction.

Rainforestation Nature Park

  • Pamagirri Dancers
  • Cuddle a koala
  • Army Duck Rainforest tours
  • Hand feed the wallabies.



Army Duck Tours

10.00am    11.00am    12.00pm    1.00pm    2.00pm

Dreamtime Walk

11.30 am   and  12.30 pm

Pamagirri Dance Show

12.00 pm

Included in your day

  • Rainforest Army Duck Tour
  •  Dreamtime Walk and then the Pamagirri Dance Show
  • Koala and Wildlife Park

Optional Extras

  • Koala Photos
  • Army Duck tour photos
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs & gifts
  • Shuttle bus

Also, there is a Shuttle Bus that operates between Kuranda Village and Rainforestation.

Shuttle Timetable

If you  are in Kuranda and would like to travel to Rainforestation shuttle buses operated from the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to Rainforestation at 10:45, 11:45, 12:15 and 1:45

After your Rainforestation visit, you can jump on a shuttle bus back to Kuranda at noon, 12:45, 1:30 and 2 pm.


What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • sturdy footwear
  • Camera importantly
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards for any purchases
Getting to rainforestation

Departing from Cairns City, head north along Sheridan Street.  Next, pass through five roundabouts remaining on the same road.  Last turn right into Rainforestation.

Travel time is approximately 30-35 minutes.

By the way, if you are planning on self-driving, there is plenty of onsite parking.


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