The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) property located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. Part of The CaPTA Group, the locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors.
Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a land and water adventure through the rainforest, as your Duck Captain identifies and explains fascinating plants including ferns, orchids, strangler figs and the infamous stinging tree. As you move through the water, keep an eye out for turtles, fish, eels and water birds, or for birds, pythons and other reptiles on land. Rainforestation has 12 of the historic Army Ducks (officially spelled DUKW) which hold up to 30 passengers and have a combination of 6-wheel drive, a propeller and rudder.
After disembarking, visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard, containing over 40 species of exotic tropical fruit trees. This tranquil setting provides the perfect opportunity to view and learn about fruits of the region and the world, including jackfruit, paw paw, lychees, carambola and star apple.
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience offers the opportunity to see traditional dance performances in the setting of the beautiful Rainforest Amphitheatre. You can also take part in the Dreamtime Walk along the Rainbow Serpent walkway, then watch a display of traditional spear throwing and didgeridoo playing. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn the art of throwing a boomerang, and try it out for yourself – can you get your boomerang to come back to you?
The Koala & Wildlife Park has a plethora of native Australian species to see including dingoes, wombat, lizards, snakes and the cassowary. Rainforestation is the only wildlife park in North Queensland to have Tasmanian Devils – make sure you check them out! There is also a barramundi lake where you can see the region’s most famous (and tastiest) fish. They grow up to 2 metres in length and can weigh up to 60kg!
Don’t miss Jack the Ripper, one of the largest crocodiles in captivity. Coming in at over 5 metres in length and weighing almost a tonne, you can view him from the safety of our elevated boardwalks.
Explore the park at your own pace and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies as they roam freely through the park, or join one of our experienced Wildlife Keepers on a guided tour.
For that extra souvenir experience, you can also get your photo taken with a cuddly koala or even a small crocodile if you dare!
Rainforestation offers a range of meal options at its three restaurants – the Colonial Restaurant, the Treehouse Restaurant or the Outback Restaurant – or you can enjoy a sumptuous BBQ buffet lunch with a delicious selection including tender steaks, BBQ chicken and sweet potatoes with paperbark cooked in traditional Kup-Murri style. If you’re after something lighter, you can try the range of fruits, cheese and salads available, or you can visit the Tropical Treats Juice Bar for fruit, ice cream and fresh juice.
|Runs Each Monday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Tuesday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Wednesday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Thursday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Friday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Saturday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|
|Runs Each Sunday 09:00 am to 04:00 pm|