Kuranda Riverboat Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Learn the history of Kuranda
45 minute rainforest cruise
The world's most ancient tropical rainforest
Suitable for all ages
Departs 5 times daily
Spot freshwater (estuarine) crocodiles

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Cruise around part of the World's most ancient tropical rainforest with Kuranda Riverboat's scenic and informative water adventure. Aboard this covered open-air vessel, you'll be taken on a journey on part of the Barron River in Kuranda to spot some of its local inhabitants and see the true beauty that Tropical North Queensland is renowned for. The Barron River is home to a range of native Australian animals including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish as well as the hundreds of tropical bird species that fly around the region.

A great outing on the water for all ages to enjoy, Kuranda Riverboat's scenic cruise along the Barron River will provide you with some amazing and memorable photo opportunities all while your guide explains some history to you about the region, its environment and the animals that have made it home. The cruise runs for 45-minutes from the designated departure point below the Kuranda Skyrail and Railway Stations. There are several departure times throughout the day aligned with the train times in the afternoon. Choose from the 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm cruise with the final cruise returning at 3:15pm.


What you need to know

  • 45 Minute Kuranda Riverboat Cruise
  • On-board commentary
  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat it will leave you relaxed and refreshed
  • Cruise the tranquil waters of the world's most ancient tropical rainforest
  • The calm waters of the beautiful upland Barron River in Kuranda provide great photographic opportunities whilst your skipper gives you an insight into some of the history of Kuranda, the ancient tropical rainforest and the animals, reptiles and birds that reside in this unique area of Tropical North Queensland
  • The river is home to a host of wildlife including freshwater (estuarine) crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish together with over 100 species of tropical birds
  • Cruises depart daily at 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm (subject to availability)
  • The 2.30pm cruise returns for the 3.30pm train
  • Conveniently situated in Kuranda, only a few minutes walk below the Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Stations on the Esplanade of the Barron River. Access to the departure jetty is over the railway footbridge and down the stairs
Additional Information
  • Minimum 2 passengers required per cruise
  • Children ages 5-15 years inclusive
  • Children under 5 years are free of charge
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.517 reviews

Gentle river cruise, very pleasant experience with the opportunity to glimpse a freshwater crocodile

We had intended to go on the Army Duck tour but as it was full we decided to try the riverboat cruise which was a gentle sail along the Barron River and the added bonus of spotting a freshwater crocodile. All in all a nice way to end the day at Kuranda before catching the train back.

Kathleen Codd 9 months ago

I learnt a lot of information on the tour and the scenery was beautiful

Absolutely fantastic! The man presenting the tour was funny and well-informed. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and will rebook again. The scenery was absolutely beautiful as well. My daughter enjoyed looking at the turtles, ducks and fish.

Caitlyn Barlow 12 months ago

Totally worth it! Really funny tour guide and saw a lot!

The tour guide was really funny, very informative and we saw a lot of animals! We saw turtles, crocs and some other rare animals. Probably my best experience in Kuranda. Totally recommend. The tour guide engages a lot with the people as well. Nice view as well.

Kirah Oosterbroek about 1 year ago