Water activity

Kuranda Rainforest Riverboat Cruise

Kuranda Rainforest Riverboat Cruise

From US$ 14.10 per person

Don't miss an opportunity to cruise by Kuranda in a riverboat and meet wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish, together with over 100 species of tropical birds.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Cruise the tranquil waters of the world’s most ancient tropical rainforest along the Barron River
  • Admire freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish
  • Take advantage of the great photographic opportunities afforded by the rainforest
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Take a 45-minute cruise along the River Barron by Kuranda, which is home to a host of wildlife. Whilst cruising, take advantage of the great photographic opportunities afforded by the rainforest and wildlife, whilst your local guide shares their knowledge of this unique area. Hear insights into the history of Kuranda, and stories about the animals, reptiles and birds that reside in this part of Tropical North Queensland.  The river is home to freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnsoni or Crocodylus johnstoni), turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish, together with over 100 species of tropical birds. Cassowaries are sometimes seen on the far side of the river. 
  • 45-minute calm water cruise with English commentary
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Kuranda Riverboat Jetty. To access walk across the footbridge at the Kuranda Railway Station and go down the stairs to the river where the red flags are flying. Getting to Kuranda is easy by bus with Transnorth Bus Company, hire car, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

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Know before you go

  • All tours are subject to seasonal river conditions
  • The tour is suitable for all ages. Children under 5 years of age are free of charge
  • Please note there is no guarantee that freshwater crocodiles will be seen on every cruise
  • These cruises are on the Barron River in Kuranda only, and you cannot drive down to the river to access them. You must park your car, walk across the Kuranda Railway Station footbridge, and go down the stairs to the river where you will see the local partner's red flags flying at their jetty.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 116 reviews

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We travelled by scenic railway from Cains to Kuranda, a lovely town with some interesting things to see, the cruise was a five minute walk from the railway station, it was a gentle quiet cruise and the commentary was great, I thought it was a little expensive at 20.00 a person but still an enjoyable experience as we got to see fresh water croc and turtles sunning themselves over all a great experience.

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November 6, 2020

everything is possible in Kurunda

well, this excursion is nothing for paragraphs / official gangs, unless you don't like doing your job and feel out of place! Everything is possible in Kurunda! From kilt, Loch Ness to cool shoes or glitter dress, all kinds of jingle or expensive wallets made of crocodile leather, everything can be done, nothing has to be done! In my opinion, the butterfly farm is worthwhile, and also the bird farm, a river trip on the river was also very nice and informative! I'm back with the glass-bottomed gondola ... you feel like you're floating over the jungle! Simply crazy (in a positive sense)

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December 1, 2018

Very good experience!

My partner and I were alone on the ship. The excellent guide, very friendly and very interesting comments about the flora and fauna of the place. We saw freshwater crocodiles, turtles and many fish. He also took us to see the coffee plantation across the river. Highly recommended.

August 1, 2019

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