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 45 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 a 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.
Set within a tropical garden in a World Heritage Riparian Rainforest, Rainforesthouse, built in the 1950s boasts free breakfast, free BBQ facilities and free Wi-Fi, Guests here enjoy free newspapers and free parking. The modern, fully self-contained studio apartment features a fully equipped kitchen and 2 private outdoor areas. Your delicious continental breakfast includes milk, toast and cereal. Juice is also offered. Rainforesthouse Kuranda is a 5-minute drive from Rainforest Skyrail Mid-Station and a 10-minute drive from Kuranda Railway Station and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Cairns city centre and Cairns International Airport are a 30-minute drive away. The owners can suggest places to visit, walking or hiking trails, wildlife experiences including Pademelon, Musky Rat Kangaroo, Brush Turkey, and birds, butterflies, frogs and the rare Cassowary.
Honeybee House is located in Kuranda. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and a seating area. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. You can enjoy garden view from all the rooms. At Honeybee House you will find barbecue facilities. The property offers free parking. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (9.4 km). This holiday home is 16 km from Cairns Airport.
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