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Kuranda is located just off the Kennedy Highway near the South Pacific Ocean. It is about 1400km northwest of Brisbane (show me). Kuranda has a population of around 1,500 and is one of the smaller towns in Australia. Kuranda is about 357m above sea level.
Kuranda is on the Barron River.
The nearest more populous place is the town of Smithfield Heights which is 5.7km away with a population of around 3,100 (show me a map with Kuranda and Smithfield Heights).
Bonzle users have said that the facilities at Kuranda include a bmx track, campground, caravan park or parks, community centre, community hall, fire & rescue service, fire station, health centre, high school, library, medical centre, police station, primary school, service station, skateboard park and swimming pool. Do you know of other facilities available at Kuranda? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
Bonzle users have reported that bamboo, bananas, basil, beans, beetroot, bergamot, black sapote, breadfruit, cape gooseberries, capsicum, cardamom, celery, chilli, coconuts, coffee, comfrey, coriander, cucumber, cumquats, custard apples, dragonfruit, egg plant, feijoa, ginger, grapefruit, guavas, jackfruit, lemongrass, lemons, limes, longan, loquats, lychees, macadamia nuts, mandarins, mangoes, mint, mulberries, orange, parsley, passionfruit, pawpaw, pepper, pineapples, pomelo, pumpkin, raddish, rambutan, rhubarb, rocket, rosemary, snow peas, soursop, spinach, sunflower, sweet corn, sweet potato, taro, tumeric, vanilla planifolia, watercress and zucchini grow at Kuranda. Are you a keen gardener? Do you know of other plants that grown in Kuranda? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
Bonzle users have reported that the following vermin (feral animals, insects and weeds) have invaded Kuranda: cane toad, feral cat and feral pig. Do you know of other feral animals, insects and weeds that have invaded Kuranda? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.Do you know of any agricultural activities in Kuranda? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
Bonzle users have contributed the following notes about Kuranda:
|contributed by PeterStein on 25-Sep-2008|
Kuranda - village in the Rainforest
surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can drive up the range on Kennedy Hwy from Cairns (about 25Kms) or use one of the many tourist driven modes of transport such as Kurandaís Historic Scenic Railway, or over the rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as well as various coach/bus services.
Kuranda's origin was a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60ís and included a diverse group of artisans selling their wares in the local markets. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.
Kurandaís shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you really have to stay a few nights. Whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920's, a gorgeous resort or a backpackers hostel, you'll find it in Kuranda.
Take the time to visit some of Kurandaís many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. Donít miss the famous Barron Falls, which are breathtaking in the wet season (Dec - April).
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