June 04, 2019


Discover the best parts of the Cairns region with a Grand Experience

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland / Andrew Watson

With so many amazing sights to see and experiences to tick off your bucket list while in Cairns, it can be difficult to decide what to do and where to start.

Of course, every Cairns holiday will usually include visiting our breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, or the ancient beauty of the Daintree Rainforest – but these are really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sightseeing in this spectacular region.

If you’re short on time, or you simply want to see a whole lot of Cairns’ highlights in one day, then the Grand Kuranda Experience with Tropic Wings is just the tour for you.

Rich with history, culture, nature and wildlife, The Grand Kuranda Experience has it all – and makes for one jam-packed tour of Cairns’ best sights and attractions.

Kuranda Village, Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Visiting the quaint and quirky mountain village of Kuranda is one of the most popular things to do in Cairns. Nestled high in the rainforest, 1,000 feet above the city, the journey to and from Kuranda is an experience in itself!

Either hop aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and wind through dense rainforest, mountain passes and breathtaking bridges, or soar high above the canopy and see the rainforest from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. On the Grand Kuranda Experience, you’ll get the opportunity to take the Scenic Railway or Skyrail on your trip to Kuranda.

Once you arrive at Kuranda Village, you’ll enjoy plenty of time to stroll the vibrant streets, home to interesting local arts and crafts stores, cool cafes, traditional pubs, artisan markets, boutique shops and more.

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by 2000 colourful, fluttering butterflies? Well, you’ll soon find out on your visit to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in the heart of Kuranda, the largest butterfly aviary in the country.

As you wander through the boardwalks and gardens, it’s hard not to become enchanted by these magnificent creatures. Your guide will help you spot different breeds as they flutter by, and share the story of their unique life cycle and behaviours. Remember to wear bright colours so the butterflies won’t be able to resist coming up and saying hello!

Rainforestation Nature Park

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

A short bus ride from Kuranda will bring you to the Rainforestation Nature Park. Here you’ll get to learn about Cairns’ indigenous culture, ancient customs and traditions on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

Next, make some furry new friends at the Koala & Wildlife Park, where you can learn about native Australia wildlife, feed a kangaroo or even cuddle up with a koala.

You’ll also venture deep into the World Heritage-listed Kuranda rainforest on a WWII Army Duck, getting up close and personal with the exotic plants and unique wildlife that call this tropical rainforest home.

The Grand Kuranda Experience tours run daily, and include a BBQ buffet lunch and return coach transfers from hotel accommodation. The friendly tour desk at Pullman Cairns International can help you make a booking or answer any of your questions about this truly unforgettable tour.


Ready for your very own grand experience of incredible Cairns? Escape the winter chill and book your Wintervention getaway with Pullman Cairns International. Book now and receive $25 off each night plus breakfast for just $1!

Brittany Herron is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer
and content creator. When she's not between her two 
homes of Newcastle and Adelaide, Brittany is an 
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