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Kuranda Riverboat

Kuranda Riverboat Cruise

Help code: 37DD-2676

(4.5)

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  • 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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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.

Inclusions

  • 45 Minute Kuranda Riverboat Cruise
  • On-board commentary

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals

Highlights

  • 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

Time

  • 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

Location

  • 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
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Caitlyn Barlow 7 months ago
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.
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 4 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 7 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 9 months ago
Go down below the railway and you will see the entrance to the boat. You feed turtles and fish and look for crocs while learning about the river and the surrounding area!

The lady who did our tour was wonderful! She was so informative and her voice was relaxing to listen to. She saw two crocs and showed us them while also teaching us the difference between saltwater and freshwater crocs! Overall the boat tour was very fun and I would recommend it.

Madelaine Baker 9 months ago
Kuranda river boat cruise is a must visit place. It is located next to the kuranda railway station. you will see turtles and crocodiles sometimes to watch especially in summer.

Kuranda river boat cruise is a must visit place. It is located next to the kuranda railway station. You will see turtles and crocodiles sometimes to watch especially in summer. The lady who drives the explains very beautifully. Journey is approx 45 minutes. It is a very long river. They will give you bread for the fishes.

Nitin Sharma 1 year ago
What a great way to end the day in Kuranda. Was very informative about the history of the area and the animals that live in the river. Plus we saw a freshwater croc on the bank!

Loved it! Highly recommend to all ages! Interesting history for the area and to learn about the hydro. Super fun feeding the fish and turtles, as well as spotting a freshwater croc. Very well run tour! Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Natascha Gehrke 1 year ago
Very good informative short tour. Not as many crocodiles as l expected

Very informative tour and friendly guide. Pleasant trip in beautiful surroundings. Only JUST saw 2 small crocodiles. On the tour we were told only a half a dozen live there, so was disappointed as l thought would see more. Glad we did it, but wouldn’t pay to do again.

Louise Carter 1 year ago
Informative, saw more than I thought. Clean boat and pristine landscape.

Informative, saw more than I thought, ducks, fish, titles and crocodiles. Clean boat and pristine landscape. Glad we booked. Tour operator waited for people travelling on SkyRail Kuranda train, which we were happy about although didn't know that when the train was late.

Maureene Swenson 1 year ago
Relaxing cruise along the Barron River, taking in the beautiful scenery and looking for fresh water crocodiles and sea turtles.

A theatrical and informative commentary. Although the cruise is only 45 minutes long, it was very insightful. We no longer see freshwater crocodiles as deadly predators like their saltwater counterparts but as puppy dogs. It’s always fascinating learning about our amazing wildlife through the eyes of someone else. Would definitely recommend.

Ken Verbyla 2 years ago
Great cruisy river boat ride! Wise tour guide! And an abundance of beautiful flora & fauna!

Talk about bang for your buck! I couldn’t recommend this river boat cruise more. Our guide was very welcoming and full of knowledge on the flora & fauna as well as the history of the rainforest. On top of learning all bout the area we got to see three fresh water crocs! Overall a great experience.

Noah Warham 2 years ago
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The river is home to a host of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish together with over 100 species of tropical birds! Suitable for all ages.
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