Ted and I visited Kuranda 10 years ago and went on the Kuranda scenic train, then took a short walk to the Kuranda village strolled through the markets and caught the Skyrail back down the mountain. If you have never done this and are in Cairns, Queensland Australia, I highly recommend it.
Today we hired a car and drove to Kuranda Village. There’s a good market here to have a wander.
Kuranda Railway station is well preserved and picturesque with its tropical plant arrangements on the platforms and beautifully maintained surrounding gardens, with a cafe to buy a drink and light refreshments whilst sitting and enjoying this charming station.
After thoroughly enjoying the Kuranda Station we went for a short drive to Barron Gorge in the Barron National Park. The walkway down to the Gorge has several viewing points and is well done. It’s like taking a treetop view walk as it’s literally amongst the tree tops. You get a feel for what it might be like being a bird flying amongst the beautiful green leafy trees with their twisted intriguing branches.