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Kuranda & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1. Kuranda & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7.00 am - 8.00 am Hotel pick-up at Cairns & Cairns Beaches 8.50 am Kuranda Scenic Rail:  Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. 10.25 am Arrive in Kuranda.  You have limited free time (1hr) to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the heritage markets which operate daily. 11.30 am Skyrail:  Board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. On arrival at Caravonica Lakes, board the coach for your transfer to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. 1.20pm Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures:  Is the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Highlights of the park include the Wetlands Cruise, Crocodile Attack Show and Snake Show. 4.45pm Coach departs for Cairns

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Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2. Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a world-class wildlife experience in the heart of Kuranda. The all-weather experience is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. All butterflies in the sanctuary are local rainforest species, while the undisputed stars are the fluoro green Cairns Birdwings. Wear something bright (red, white, or hot pink are best) and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the aviary. Learn to identify each of the butterfly species, as the guides explain a butterfly’s life cycle and its behavior.  Entry also includes a self-guided food plant walk, which educates about the food plants grown on-site that are used to feed the caterpillars.  Visit the breeding laboratory, which houses up to 4,000 caterpillars. An opportunity to view first-hand the breeding laboratory through special viewing windows, where you will see the caterpillars in their varying stages of development. Watch as the laboratory staff collects eggs daily and “hand-raise” the caterpillars right through to the chrysalis stage, until they are released as beautiful butterflies into the sanctuary.

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Kuranda: Koalas, Birds and Butterflies Experience

3. Kuranda: Koalas, Birds and Butterflies Experience

Experience an unforgettable day with fantastic wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, rare birds, and colorful butterflies, as you enjoy access to three wonderful attractions. Find yourself among kangaroos and wallabies roaming around a free-range enclosure at Kuranda Koala Gardens, and take the opportunity to hand-feed them yourself! Marvel at the spectacle of tropical birds flying through their natural rainforest habitat at Birdworld, home to some of Australia's most precious bird species. Enjoy the magic of over 1500 magnificent butterflies fluttering above you in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Learn fascinating information about the wildlife as you benefit from a guided tour at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and a complimentary bird spotter's guide at Birdworld.

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Kuranda: Birdworld Entry Ticket

4. Kuranda: Birdworld Entry Ticket

Get ready to experience a unique rainforest habitat and encounter almost 60 native and exotic species of birds. Be amazed at the more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes and colors on display, including the Finch Aviary. Be surrounded by flying species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds. Encounter brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos, and many more. Join the birds in their beautiful world. Enjoy activities including hand feeding, or just relax in this natural landscape of waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants.

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Kuranda Koala Gardens Entrance Ticket

5. Kuranda Koala Gardens Entrance Ticket

Enjoy entrance to the Kuranda Koala Gardens and meet an amazing array of Australian wildlife. For an additional fee, you can pose for a photo with a koala bear, or have your picture taken with a python. See wallabies, wombats, and freshwater crocodiles. Explore the nocturnal exhibit and visit the Aussie Bush Collection where marsupials and reptiles live in harmony. Get up close with Australia’s incredible animals.

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Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

6. Kuranda: Friends in the Rainforest Koala Gardens & Birdworld

Enjoy the opportunity to hold a koala, and discover two of the most unique wildlife attractions in Tropical North Queensland, the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. Visit the Kuranda area and see some of Australia’s most well-known native animals including quokkas, wallabies, lizards, possums, gliders, kangaroos, and many others. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends with hand feeding and photo opportunities. See brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos, and many more exotic and beautiful birds. Explore the natural landscape brimming with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants. Surround yourself in the rainforest habitat and be amazed at more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors on display.

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What people are saying about Kuranda

Our guide was very experienced and gave es multiple details of the life of those beautiful butterflies. We also saw the eggs of the butterfly and saw how she dropped them off on a flower. We visited the breeding room so that we can get a picture of how is a butterfly develops from an egg. It was lovely to spend time in this incredible garden. Please pay attention it is quite humid due to there is a roof protection for keeping the butterflies not to escape. So you need to prepare a bottle of water! Enjoy it!

The crocodile attack show was amazing. A must go to place when in Cairns.