Kuranda is a picturesque village nestled high above Cairns in the hinterlands and surrounded by World Heritage listed lush rainforest. Many people choose to escape to Kuranda to get away from the humid heat of Cairns and to get back to nature in a town that's known for hospitality and beauty.
You'll find many different types of places to stay in Kuranda. There are many eco friendly cabins and lodges in the rainforest, stylish villas set amidst tropical gardens, quaint bed and breakfasts and luxurious self contained holiday houses.
There's also some cheap backpacker hostels, kitsch motels and a camping site for those on a budget or who don't mind pitching their own tent.
Cedar Park Rainforest Resort is an eco-friendly nature retreat, offering rooms with private veranda overlooking the rainforest. Free continental breakfast is included. Only 20 minutes’ drive from Cairns, Cedar Park Resort is located halfway between Kuranda and Mareeba. Guests can enjoy tropical rainforest walks or swim in the refreshing mountain streams and pools. All rooms feature gothic arches reminiscent of an old European monastery or castle, plus Wi-Fi internet access and a minibar. Resort facilities include shared laundry service, tour desk and public telephone. Dine al fresco on the deck overlooking the rainforest and mountain stream. The restaurant and bar serves breakfast, morning/afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.
A tennis court, a watefall pool and BBQ facilities await guests at Kuranda Rainforest Retreat, which is surrounded by lush rainforest. The property also features a diving pool, a restaurant and a bar. The air-conditioned chalets have a TV, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. Each chalet has a private bathroom, and some also have a spa bath. Rainforest Retreat Kuranda is 1 km from Jumrum Creek Rainforest Conservation Park, and 5 minutes’ drive from Kuranda Train Station. Cairns International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. The poolside restaurant offers a varied menu with Indonesian inspired dishes, steak and quiches. The bar is the perfect place for a relaxing drink.
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