Stay In Kuranda

KURANDA ACCOMMODATION

Welcome to our Qlder-Style Home in Kuranda

Charming, private accommodation, with a view

2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bathroom

Nestled behind a traditional picket fence you’ll find our Queenslander style home.

Located nearby the Kuranda Village (an easy 20min/3km) and central to all attractions of the surrounding area, a mixture of tropical and native rainforest surrounds the property that native wildlife call home.

The width of the rear of the house features a deck, open to nature, with views across the garden and the Barron Valley to Saddle Mountain. Enjoy our naturally air-conditioned environment as cool breezes move up the valley and cool our home, even in the height of a tropical summer.

There is also a self-propelled lawnmower and brush cutter for anyone interested in mowing some of the 7.6 lineal kilometres of lawn surrounding the house. Hey, doesn’t hurt to ask!

Come on up, spend a couple of days, you might catch a glimpse of some of the Wet Tropics unique wildlife from your cosy private bedroom deck and relax to the sound of the birds and nature.

A Nature Lover’s Delight

Your cosy, private room opens out to your own deck where the flowers, birds and butterflies will say g’day every morning. You will feel connected to nature with a great night’s rest on a really comfy (queen) bed dressed with quality fresh linen and your choice of pillow.

Amenities

Bedroom

  • Super comfy Queen Bed
  • Quality Bed linen
  • Choice of pillows
  • Donnas & Blankets
  • Wardrobe & Hangers

Private Bathroom

  • Soft big Towels
  • Australian no nasties nourishing Shampoo & Body Wash
  • Spacious Shower
  • Hair dryer

BBQ & Dining

  • Choice of Local Tea & Coffee
  • Toaster & kettle
  • 69L Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Barby & utensils
  • Dishes, cutlery, glasses & cups
  • Dishwasher – in building

Parking & Facilities

  • Free parking on premises
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Open deck with views
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ioga mats, stationary bike, books, binoculars …

Home Safety

  • Smoke alarm
  • Private room can be locked for safety and privacy
  • First aid kit
  • Property fully fenced

The room offers an outdoors camping feel without compromise, the perfect place to do some yoga at sunrise, have a cuppa, read a book, have a walk in the gardens, pick some seasonal fruits, enjoy an evening “mojito” or a home-cooked meal. All in one comfortable space with a vibe designed to put a smile on your dial.

By the way, the property is fully fenced, so some wild things, stay wild. 😉

Meet Your Hosts

Virginia & Stephen

Your hosts Stephen and Virginia are a couple of well-travelled professionals who enjoy meeting new people and who also understand boundaries.

Virginia is a professional tour guide/operator, a nature lover and host by nature. She’s always happy to share her knowledge of the area if you want advice on what to see or do and even organise a personalised tour with her.

Stephen works in advertising and spends a lot of time in Papua New Guinea. Virginia is not happy with that. However, together they return to Virginia’s hometown of Barcelona as often as they can, which is not often enough for Stephen. They share the property with a small friendly dog – Tupitu – who never, ever contributes to the upkeep of the property, but acts like he owns it

When you get Over the Hills you will always be greeted by a host with a big smile!

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ABOUT KURANDA, QUEENSLAND

We would like to acknowledge the Djabugay Aboriginal people, the traditional custodians of Kuranda who knew the place as “NGUNBAY, “place of platypus”.

Kuranda is a picturesque, mountain top village, situated at the head of the Barron Gorge, nestled in the heart of our ancient World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics of Queensland.

At about 300mt above sea level, you can expect lots of fresh air and a difference in temperature of between 2 to 5 degrees cooler than the coast.

In Kuranda you can still feel the hippie style vibe of the village, where musicians and other creative type people congregated in the 60’s and 70’s, looking for an alternative lifestyle! “Grown your own food, do your own thing, kind of thing”…

Today Kuranda is a vibrant mix of past and present generations with an interesting mix of people that have lived here forever and new arrivals escaping the big cities.

You can expect a casual atmosphere with lots of cafes, boutiques, galleries and an award-winning Kuranda Visitor Information Centre and for those that are more interested in the “natural” side of Kuranda, plenty of walks to do around the village, a river cruise, some stunning beaches along the Barron River and don’t miss the majestic beauty of Din Din (Barron Falls), especially in the Wet Season. Here’s a guide to Kuranda walks.

There’s plenty to do during the daytime in the Village, but be aware – everything shuts down just before the last Kuranda Scenic Train leaves for Cairns at 3pm. No restaurants, no clubs or bars and only one or two cafés open some evenings, so a degree of planning and self-sufficiency is required – as is a vehicle – to make the most of your stay. Since C19, the majority of the businesses are only open Thursday to Sunday.

If you don’t have a vehicle, check out here book our private transfer service or our private tours.

Local Tours

Kuranda Tours

Skip the crowds and experience the pretty little rainforest village of Kuranda by the hand of your CADAGHI local guide, who will tailor your visit to suit your pace, reflect your interests and adapt to whatever you want to see or do.

Atherton Tableland Tours

Starting just south-west of Cairns and rising more than 900m above sea level, the Atherton Tableland is a fertile volcanic region, a haven for many bird species and an incredible range of wildlife including the elusive platypus and the rare Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo.

Daintree Rainforest Tours

Even if you are stressed for time, in Cairns for a brief stopover, or you’ve missed your connection we have some options to help you pass the time and give you some insights into life “up here” that just might persuade you to want to come back for a longer visit.

Welcome To Country Tours

Originally Australia was populated only by the Indigenous people of Australia – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. There were many different communities made up of people who spoke many different languages.

Getting Around

Self Drive. Kuranda is easily accessed by car from both Cairns and Port Douglas via the Cook and Kennedy Highways. From Cairns is around 35 minute driving (aprox. 30km) and one hour’s drive south from Port Douglas (Aprox 70km).

Public transport. From Cairns, the ONLY scheduled public transport running to Kuranda is Trans North Bus & Coach (transnorthbus.com.au) and the fair is $6.90 one way, cash only. It takes about 45 min to 1hr from Cairns.

There is no public transport operating from either Port Douglas or Palm Cove, best option is to self-drive or book a tour or transfer with us.

Skyrail Cablecar & Kuranda Scenic Railway are not public transport but definitely the most scenic way to travel to or from Kuranda in one day. Book with us to ensure you make the most of your day and organise transfers from/to your accommodation.

There’s no Uber service in Kuranda, from Cairns an Uber will cost you from A$50 (one way).

What Else Can We Do For You?

Transfers In Style

If you arrive at Cairns or Kuranda and have no vehicle, we can collect you and transfer you to your accommodation, or start a tour from the airport, so you make the most of your time in Cairns.

Transfers to/from Airport and Kuranda

Dine At Home

No time to shop for food? Arriving late? Special dietary needs? Virginia loves cooking and you know, cooking for yourself while Stephen is in PNG is sort of boring, so she embraces the opportunity to cook and share with others her fave multicultural dishes with pleasure.

Let’s chat for more information.

Eating Out

Common opening times for business are 10am to 2:30pm (lunch service usually finish at 1:30pm)

Night-time dining is VERY limited and opening times are up to 8:00pm max. Thursday to Saturdays

​As some Kuranda businesses have varied opening days and hours, be sure to check beforehand.

TOURS THE CADAGHI WAY

Skip the crowds and experience the pretty little rainforest village of Kuranda by the hand of your CADAGHI local guide, who will tailor your visit to suit your pace, reflect your interests and adapt to whatever you want to see or do.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How far is Kuranda from Cairns/Port Douglas

Kuranda is easily accessed from both Cairns and Port Douglas via the Cook and Kennedy Highways. From Cairns is around 35 minute driving (aprox. 30km) and one hour’s drive south from Port Douglas (Aprox 70km).

How to arrive to Kuranda from Cairns

There are a few options: you can drive yourself, catch a Trans North Bus (the only scheduled public transport from Cairns (transnorthbus.com.au)), get on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway (with just 2 departures each morning), glide over the rainforest on Skyrail (self-drive or book a transfer from accommodation to Skyrail Station in Caravonica), or grab an uber or taxi (around $50 each way).

There is no public transport operating from either Port Douglas or Palm Cove, best option is to self-drive, book a tour, or arrange a transfer directly with Skyrail and/or the Kuranda Scenic Railway when you book direct.

There is no public transport operating from either Port Douglas or Palm Cove, best option is to self-drive, book a tour, or arrange a transfer directly with Skyrail and/or the Kuranda Scenic Railway when you book direct.

Public transport Cairns to Kuranda

The only scheduled public transport running to Kuranda from Cairns is Trans North Bus & Coach (transnorthbus.com.au) and the fair is $6.90 one way, cash only. It takes about 45 min to 1hr.

Things to do/see in Kuranda

There is a great range of things you can do in and around Kuranda, a laid back village with lots of cafés where you can sip a good coffee and enjoy the cooler mountain temperature, taste culturally diverse homemade food & goodies, shop some unique local artwork, walk along tracks through ancient rainforest, glide above the rainforest canopy aboard the Skyrail Cablecar (7.5 Km), swim in the Barron River or one of the many creeks around, hike some historical trails, get up close and personal with some native wildlife, or just relax with the sound of nature.

Note: A car is necessary if you want to visit anything outside the village.

How long do you need in Kuranda Village

The time you need in Kuranda will depend on how much time do you have, whether you have your own vehicle, or not, and the kind of things you are interested in. If you are short of time, a day visit to the village will suit you perfectly and you don’t necessarily need your own vehicle as there are a number of options for getting there.  With 2 days, or more, you will have the time to slip into the slow-paced feel and enjoy the village vibe in a relaxed way. You can visit and explore some of the many national parks around and make your way to the nearby towns of Mareeba, Atherton and Yungabarra, take a dip in Lake Barrine, Lake Tinaroo, or one of the many streams and waterfalls around the Atherton Tableland… one thing is certain, a vehicle is required, as public transport options are seriously limited and confined to the major centres.

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