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Cairns Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park - Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Army Duck Tour, and Koala & Wildlife Park

  • Cairns
  • Flexible. Up to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • 2. Army Duck Tour
  • 3. Koala & Wildlife Park
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • 2. Army Duck Tour
  • 3. Koala & Wildlife Park

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Cairns
Depature point Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience - Dreamtime Walk*
10:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 13:00
13:30 - 14:00
14:30 - 15:00

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience - Dance Show*
10:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 14:30

Army Duck Tour*
10:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 12:45
13:00 - 13:45
14:00 - 14:45
15:00 - 15:45

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for details.
Address Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, QLD 4881, Australia
How to get there ● By Car - Parking is available onsite
Departing Cairns accommodation, travel North on Sheridan Street. As you pass the airport on your right, Sheridan Street becomes the Captain Cook Highway and you will soon cross the Barron River Bridge. Continue through the Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob and Caravonica roundabouts. At the Smithfield roundabout turn left onto the Kennedy Highway, passing Smithfield Shopping Centre on your right and join the Kuranda Range. From Henry Ross Lookout, continue on the Kennedy Highway for approximately 5 km, and you will see a sign indicating a right hand turn off to Rainforestation.

● By Coach
If you are travelling without a car, it is recommended to booking one of the following day tours that include Rainforestation Nature Park on the itinerary
Operating hours
Daily 09:00 - 16:00 *Closed on Christmas Day (25 December)
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info It is not allowed to bring your own lunch into the park as Rainforestation offers a variety of dinning options in the licensed restaurants.

2 Overview

Rainforestation Nature Park is eco-friendly and hosts Army Duck Rainforest Tours (which includes the Tropical Fruit Orchard), Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Kuranda’s largest Koala & Wildlife Park. The amphitheatre’s natural setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the Pamagirri Corroboree; a traditional dance performance depicting aspects of indigenous culture including animals, food gathering and hunting. The rainforest serves as the theatre walls whilst sounds of wildlife provide accompaniment to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo and clapsticks.

Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park is located in Far North Queensland, amidst the Kuranda rainforest. This is an all-weather attraction, home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park.

  • Guided Wildlife Park Tour (30 mins)
  • Pamagirri Dreamtime Walk (30 mins)
  • Pamagirri Dance Show (30 mins)
  • Army Duck Tours (45 mins) 


Army Duck Rainforest Tours

Experience the tropical rainforest from a totally unique perspective aboard an amphibious World War II Army Duck or DUKW (colloquially known as Duck).

Rainforestation has twelve of these historical vehicles which hold up to 30 passengers and uses a 6 wheel drive, propeller and rudder. During this 45 minute rainforest tour, your knowledgeable Duck Captain will identify and explain fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by before splashing into the lake for a cruise with more wildlife to be seen.

During your tour, you'll visit the tropical fruit orchard which features over 60 different species of exotic tropical fruit trees and you'll learn about fruits of the region and the world.


Koala & Wildlife Park

The Koala and Wildlife Park allows visitors to experience another facet of Australia.

Wander at your leisure or join a guided group with experienced Wildlife Keepers. A series of elevated boardwalks provide close-up uninterrupted views of various Australian animals and reptiles.

Handfeed the free roaming kangaroos and wallabies in the landscaped gardens, observe the endangered cassowary, see wombats and lace monitors, and view local snakes and other reptiles.

The star attraction of the Wildlife Park is "Jack the Ripper", a 5 metre saltwater crocodile weighing at 650kgs with a reputation of killing 12 of his girlfriends in times gone by. Jack is kept in his own enclosure with an elevated platform perfect for your safe and close-up viewing.

On the other side of Jack is the fresh water enclosure where a bask of juvenile crocodiles, turtles and lizards sun themselves and casually swim around.


Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

Australia's Indigenous culture is one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world and Rainforestation Nature Park recognises the importance of preserving and sharing this unique culture.

Local indigenous Pamagirri guides welcome you to join them on a journey to discover the Dreamtime and learn about the fascinating customs and ancient traditions that are kept alive in the rainforest of Kuranda, in Tropical North Queensland.

The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience takes approximately 1 hour which includes both the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Show held in the Rainforest Amphitheatre and the Dreamtime Walk conducted either before or after the show.


Dreamtime Walk

This half-hour guided tour along an all-weather walk-way modelled on the Rainbow Serpent gives further insight into aboriginal traditions and beliefs and how several ancient implements were used.

Enter the Pamagirri Cultural Centre at Rainforestation and experience Tropical North Queensland through the eyes of the people who have been its custodians for tens of thousands of years.

Try your hand at boomerang throwing and after a demonstration and a few lessons, you'll be ready to test your skills. The area is specially netted for your safety, as boomerangs do come back!

When you observe spear-throwing, you'll be amazed at the distance the Pamagirri guides can throw spears using a Woomera.  One of the Guides, Jauwa, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records with a distance of 147.75 metres which equates to one and a half football fields!

Discover how the spear was used for hunting (imagine having to catch your own dinner for every meal!) and to uphold traditional law in tribal communities. Thankfully, punishments endured in the past bare no resemblance to those used today.

Indigenous Australians are born entertainers as music and dance are an integral part of this culture and used to pass on customs and traditions.  In the midst of traditional aboriginal dwellings, your guide will explain how didgeridoos are made and used in ceremonies, and then reveal the techniques used to play this haunting ancient instrument by imitating the noises of Australian animals. Listen carefully for sounds imitating Kangaroos or the Kookaburra. It's easier said than done and you'll have a chance to try this yourself after the lesson.


Recommended Schedules
  • Tour 1: 09:30 Guided Wildlife Park Tour, 10:00 Dreamtime Walk, 10:30 Pamagirri Dance Show, 11:00 Army Duck Tours
  • Tour 2: 10:30 Pamagirri Dance Show, 11:00 Dreamtime Walk, 11:30 Guided Wildlife Park Tour, 12:00 Army Duck Tours
  • Tour 3: 13:30 Guided Wildlife Park Tour, 14:00 Pamagirri Dance Show, 14:30 Dreamtime Walk, 15:00 Army Duck Tours


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.


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