Tour ID: 10000400
RAINFORESTATION is a 100 acre (40 hectare) tourist attraction set in the midst of World Heritage Rainforest, and situated half an hour by coach from Cairns and five minutes from Kuranda Village. Rainforestation has been operating since 1976 and is owned and operated locally by the Woodward family.
The 3 attractions are:
1. ARMY DUCK TROPICAL RAINFOREST TOUR AND TROPICAL FRUIT ORCHARD TOUR - Ride through the magnificent rainforest on an amphibious Army Duck while an experienced rainforest guide/driver explains the vast array of local plant life and wildlife. Our eleven Army Ducks are 6-wheel drive, travel on land and water, and seat 30 passengers. Let our guide take you through our Tropical Fruit Orchard which has over 45 different tropical fruit trees. Tour Time - approximately 1 hour
2. PAMAGIRRI ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE with three segments:
Learn about Aboriginal culture with this interactive experience. Watch a traditional dance performance depicting animals food gathering, and hunting. On the guided Dreamtime Walk youll try your hand at boomerang throwing, and observe spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing. Commentary sheets available in 14 languages.
RAINFOREST AMPHITHEATRE - This natural setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the traditional Pamagirri Dance Performance. The rainforest serves as the theatre walls whilst sounds of wildlife provide accompaniment to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo and clapsticks. The amphitheatre is wheelchair accessible, and has a large protective canopy and tiers of comfortable wooden seats with the capacity for 400 people.
DREAMTIME WALK - This half- hour guided tour along an all weather walk-way modelled on the Rainbow Serpent, the mythical creator of the land, gives insight into aboriginal traditions and beliefs, and how several ancient implements were used.
BOOMERANG THROWING - After a demonstration and a few lessons from your Guide, youll be ready to test your skills with this ancient Aboriginal implement. The area is specially netted for your safety, as boomerangs do come back!
DIDGERIDOO PLAYING -Your Guide will explain how the didgeridoo is made and used in ceremonies, then will demonstrate techniques used to play this ancient instrument - listen carefully for sounds imitating Kangaroos or the Kookaburra.
SPEAR THROWING - Youll be amazed at the distance your Guide can throw spears using a Woomera. One of our Guides, Jauwa, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records with a distance of 147.75 metres – thats one and a half football fields!
Tour time - 1 hour.
3. KOALA & WILDLIFE PARK - Join a guided tour with our experienced Wildlife Keepers and see crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, dingoes, a cassowary and the only Tasmanian Devils in North Queensland. Come and learn more about our involvement in the Save the Tasmanian Devil Foundation. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala (optional extra). Tour Time - 30 mins
ARMY DUCK TROPICAL RAINFOREST TOUR AND TROPICAL FRUIT ORCHARD TOUR - PAMAGIRRI ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE - KOALA & WILDLIFE PARK.
9:00 AM Daily
Cairns and Kuranda
Coach Transfers are available.
Child prices apply to children between 4 and 14 years of age. Children under 0-3 years are considered infants and travel free when accompanied by an adult.
All attractions are available as packages or singularly.
Army Duck tour sheets and the Pamagirri dance programme are available in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish, Swedish and Thai.
COLONIAL and OUTBACK RESTAURANTS for BBQ lunches, snacks, morning and afternoon teas and icecreams.
TROPICAL TREATS for snacks and light refreshments
SOUVENIR SHOPS with an extensive range of Australian souvenirs and Aboriginal art and artefacts.
SHUTTLE BUS runs regularly from Kuranda Village.
A KURANDA TOUR with Tropic Wings Coach Tours luxury, air-conditioned coaches can include coach pick-up from hotel, travel up on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, time in Kuranda Village for the markets, then lunch and the various attractions at Rainforestation, the Skyrail cable car, and coach return to hotels in Cairns City or at the beaches. SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Open everyday EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY 25th DECEMBER.
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