See & Do

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands offer Tropical North Queensland and Australian countryside at its very best.

Your holiday of a lifetime can include places of unique scenic beauty, tracing the steps of our pioneers, or enjoying the taste delights of exotic and native fruits, coffee, tea and unlimited regional cuisine.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy – please see a list of tours and attractions below.

Shopping

The Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands are home to many talented local artisans, who create unique pieces, inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.

Scattered across the Tablelands, there are many galleries, stocking unique pieces of woodwork and paintings: a special memento from your visit.

There are also a great range of culinary gifts for you to choose from: some shopping options are listed below for your convenience.

  • Kuranda Riverboat Tours

    Established in 1982, a cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat leaves you relaxed and refreshed. 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 […]

  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia – an all weather experience in the heart of Kuranda which is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies. View a number of stunning tropical butterflies, including the stunning electric blue Ulysses and the breathtaking green and yellow Cairns Birdwing. Join us […]

  • Rainforestation Nature Park

    Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest, this unique tourist attraction is situated five minutes travel from Kuranda Village, and half an hour from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. This eco-friendly attraction has three unique experiences: Army Duck Tours through the rainforest on both land and water; the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience with a […]

  • Ceti Bath Shop

    A local business specialising in their own brand of plant based and essential oil soap, as well as other bath products including a range of natural skincare.  Products suitable for everybody. Contact Details Address Shop 4/25 Condoo Street, Kuranda Phone 0417 643 117 Social Media www.facebook.com/Ceti-Bath-Shop Website Email  cetihandmadesoap@bigpond.com  

  • The Australian Bush Store

    Browse in this quaint Queenslander for souvenirs with a difference and clothing for men, women and children of all ages. Contact Details Address 17 Therwine Street, Kuranda Phone 4093 8850 Social Media Website www.australianbushstore.com  Email  www.australianbushstore.com/contact-us   

  • Emu Ridge Gallery

    Two storey high, unique dinosaur skeleton, fossil and gemstone museum, gift shop, gemstones, crystals and jewellery.  Located at the Original Kuranda Rainforest Markets – look out for the big dinosaur out the front.  Free Admission Contact Details Address 7 Therwine Street, Kuranda Phone 0408 728 711 Social Media www.facebook.com/emuridgegallery Website www.emuridgegallery.com.au Email  emuridgegallery@bigpond.com.au  

  • Opal Time

    At Opal Time we believe in real natural Australian Opal (you will not find any doublet or triplet opal in our shop, some shops are now calling them slithers or sliced opal). We have been in our current location for just over three years now and we are still growing, more opal and more information for you to learn […]

  • Kuranda Heritage Markets

    The village of Kuranda in Tropical North Queenslnad is famous for its markets, and the Kuranda Heritage Market lets you experience the best of Kuranda in an all-weather covered market, nestled in beautiful tropical rainforest. The Kuranda Heritage Market is open every day from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with a wide range of stalls offering locally-produced […]

  • Karumba Library and Visitor Information Centre

    Karumba Visitor Information Centre and Library have local brochures, and information that covers Townsville to Cooktown, Townsville to Mt Isa, the lovely Atherton Tablelands and along the Savannah way to Karumba and Karumba to Winton. Our little library is part of Rural Libraries Queensland, which gives you access to over 300 000 books available through […]

  • Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park

    Featuring spectacular limestone caves, small galleries of Aboriginal rock art, jagged limestone outcrops and an historically significant mining site, this park is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Tickets for ranger-guided cave tours are sold by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service staff based at The Hub in the Chillagoe township. Please phone (07) 4094 7111 […]