Looking for school holiday activities in Kuranda?
From magical fairy quests, to adorable Australian animals, Kuranda has an abundance of activities to keep kids of all ages entertained.
Today we’ve rounded up 10 school holiday activities in Kuranda that may just make these holidays the best yet!
1.Be Surrounded By Butterflies at The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Allow your children to walk into the pages of a fairy tale book with a trip to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary!
Wander through the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly flight aviary and be surrounded by 1500 fluttering friends.
As well as being magical and fun, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is also educational. Kids can learn about butterfly life stages, as well as the attractions’ resident butterflies on aviary and laboratory tours.
Kids can see butterflies in all life stages, look at butterfly wings through a microscope and even see the world through the eyes of a butterfly in the UV room.
We recommend wearing white, red or pink to increase the chances of butterflies landing on you.
2. Putt Your Skills To The Test at The Original Markets
A mini golf course surrounded by rainforest, isn’t exactly expected, but that’s what makes it so awesome!
Get the family together to take on 9 holes of mini golf fun.
Conveniently located in the Original Rainforest Market, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the quirky cafes after?
3. Play “Charlie” at Kuranda Candy Kitchen
Why act like “a kid in a candy store” when you can be a kid in a candy store?
What makes this candy store so special? Live candy making demonstrations, rainbows of sweets and oodles of lollipops.
Your kids will love living out their Charlie & The Chocolate Factory dreams!
4. Learn How To Throw a Boomerang With The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
Anything that is active and interactive, is sure to be a hit with the kids this school holidays!
Rainforestation’s Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience is the perfect way for your children to learn about the world’s oldest surviving culture, whilst having fun!
A highlight for the little ‘uns is sure to be learning how to throw a boomerang. Mini performers can also volunteer to dance on stage with the Pamagirri dancers during the Aboriginal dance performance.
5. Find Fairies at the Magical Lane
Enter a magical world of fairies, goblins and pirates at the Magical Lane in the Original Rainforest Markets.
Your little fairies will love this quest room. where they can find keys and unlock costumes, search for treasure, follow clues and find the fairies!
The one hour session includes a tea party and a quest.
6. Hand Feed Kangaroos at Rainforestation’s “Koala & Wildlife Park”
Your animal-adoring kids will have the time of their lives hand feeding Wallabies and Kangaroos at the Koala & Wildlife Park at Rainforestation.
Those wanting even more fun can cuddle a koala and have their photo taken.
The Koala & Wildlife park is also home to adorable dingoes, Ned and Kelly, Keita the Cassowary and Jimmy the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.
7. Dinosaurs & Crystals at Emu Ridge Gallery
Budding archaeologists will love a visit to Emu Ridge Gallery, which displays an incredible amount of fossils and gemstones.
The thing they will love the most? The 9 metre high replica of an Allosaurus, which was alive 155 million years ago!
8. Fly Over The Rainforest With Skyrail
Give your little superheroes the chance the fly on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
This cable car experience takes you just metres above the rainforest canopy and provides sweeping aerial views of the rainforest, Barron Falls, Barron Gorge, Cairns and beyond.
9. Ride a Duck Through the Rainforest
Rest assured: we aren’t talking about giant birds here! Rainforestation Nature Park has one of the most unique and fun ways to explore the rainforest: aboard an authentic World War 2 Army Duck.
Your kids will be amazed by this awesome amphibious vehicle and won’t believe their eyes when it transforms into a boat before their very eyes!
They will also get to learn a little more about their backyard and the flora and fauna that calls the rainforest home.
10. Have Lunch With Water Dragons
Enjoy a yummy lunch at Frogs in the Heritage Markets and make friends with the local Water Dragons!
Ready to enjoy school holiday activities in Kuranda? Book the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary today!