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Kuranda Travel Guide

Kuranda, 24 kms away from Cairns is a tropical mountain town famous for its spectacular scenery and markets. It has a unique charm, which is why it is one of the most popular stops in Queensland.

Kuranda means ''village in the rainforest'' in the language of the local Aborigines and so it really is. High up in the middle of lush tropical rain forests, the village has transcended its origins as a stocking up point for those heading deeper inland. But in its more contemporary avatar, Kuranda has become a prime tourist destination for all visitors who come to Queensland.

Kuranda is best described in David Hudson’s song of the same name, in which the ‘endless textures of the piano and haunting agelessness of the didgeridoo’ take you on an enchanted venture over the Great Dividing Range and to an area encompassed by the world heritage listing.

Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns to Kuranda – besides the fact that the rail track is an engineering feat, it affords absolutely breathtaking views around.

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