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Tour ID: 10063528


A 45-minute calm water cruise on the KURANDA RIVERBOAT. The commentary highlights various aspects of the World's most ancient tropical rainforest in Australia, river life and the history of Kuranda. The river is home to a host of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, fish and birds. Occasionally a wild cassowary may be spotted on the edge of the rainforest. All tours on the Kuranda Riverboat are subject to seasonal river conditions and group bookings.

Entry to the KURANDA KOALA GARDENS where you can experience Australia's most popular wildlife. Handfeed kangaroos or wallabies, have a photo holding a koala, (additional cost) and see wombats, quokkas, lizards, snakes, freshwater crocodiles and walk through the noctural exhibit where bilbies are housed.

Entry to BIRDWORLD KURANDA where you can see Australia's largest collection of free-flying birds. At Birdworld, immerse yourself with the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds. There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don’t be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder.
There are over 350 birds living at Birdworld and hand-feeding and photo opportunities are available.

You may spend as much time as you like at the Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Arrival & departure times are flexible.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    45 minute Kuranda Riverboat Cruise.
    Entry Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Entry to Birdworld Kuranda

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Souvenir koala holding photo available for additional cost.
    Birdfeed at Birdworld Kuranda available for an additional cost on arrival.

  • Duration:

    Kuranda Riverboat tours operate at 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm.
    The cruise duration is 45 minutes.
    Kuranda Koala Gardens & Birdworld Kuranda are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.
    Allow about 30 minutes to enjoy each park.

  • Departure:

    10:45 AM Daily
    11:45 AM Daily
    12:30 PM Daily
    1:30 PM Daily
    2:30 PM Daily

  • Return:

    Riverboat Tours are approximately 45 minutes duration.
    No specific arrival / departure times apply for Kuranda Koala Gardens & Birdworld.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Make own way to Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. Kuranda is approximately 25 kilometres from Cairns at the top of the mountain range to the West.
    Please indicate a second preference for Kuranda Riverboat when booking. (We will try to provide your first preference but the tour may be fully booked)
    The Riverboat Cruise time allocated to you will be confirmed to you. The Riverboat departs from Barron River Esplanade.
    Walk across the Kuranda Railway Station footbridge and down the stairs to the river. (NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE)
    Kuranda Koala Gardens is located in the Heritage Markets. Tickets for Birdworld are issued from here. Arrival & departure times are flexible.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, camera.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Infants: 0 - 3 years no charge.
    Child age: 4 - 15 Years.
    Family price applies to 2 Adults + 2 Children (4 - 15 years).
    Please only book a family ticket if your 2 children are aged between 4 - 15 years.

  • Additional Information:

    If a written Riverboat confirmation time has not been received, customers should reconfirm their Riverboat time by telephone. (0418 930 511)
    The Riverboat departs from Barron River Esplanade.
    Walk across the Kuranda Railway Station footbridge and down the stairs to the river. (NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE)
    Customers should visit Kuranda Koala Gardens to obtain tickets for Birdworld Kuranda.
    Free shuttle bus from Skyrail and Kuranda Train Station to the Heritage Markets between 10:30am to 3:00pm daily.

  • Destinations:

    Kuranda and Atherton Tablelands

Optional Extras

  • Koala holding photo [Individual]

    Koala holding photo includes souvenir photo. There is one person per photo. Photos available at Kuranda Koala Gardens between 9:30am & 3:30pm. Specific booking times are not required.

    Adults: $24.00 | Children: $24.00

  • Koala Photo [Couple]

    Couple Koala photo includes ONE souvenir photo. There TWO persons per photo. Only one person can hold the Koala. Price is for 2 persons per photo. [Adult or child] Only ONE person needs to book the couple photo for the 2 people. Specific photo times are not provided. Photos are available between 9:30am & 3:30pm daily.

    Adults: $36.00 | Children: $36.00

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