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Kuranda Riverboat

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Barron River Esplanade | Below Kuranda Railway Station, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
+61 412 159 212
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments
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Tours depart from our riverside jetty below the Kuranda Railway/Skyrail Stations, over the railway footbridge and down the stairs. Book online via our website or pay cash ONLY on the boat. 45 min Rainforest Rivercruise Departs 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm daily All tours are subject to group bookings and seasonal river conditions.
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Barron River Esplanade | Below Kuranda Railway Station, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery on the Barron River, Kim the guide and skipper was great and very informative. Saw heaps turtles, huge fish, a fresh water croc and the gorgeous Welcome birds were a highlight entertaining us the whole trip.

Thank Michelle1inCairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a couple of hours to spare in Kuranda before a concert and chose to go on the riverboat. SO glad we did! Warren, the guide, was really knowledgeable and friendly (Kuranda’s Steve Irwin!) and shared valuable, detailed information about the ancient rainforest...More

Thank nikw32
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Nik for the great review. I love my "job" and it's great to know that you got a lot out of it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charlie (15yrs) and I did both the river cruise and guided walk when we were at Kuranda over these school holidays. We really enjoyed the riverboat with Kim and she is a wealth of knowledge about the area, animals -including the snakes. We saw 3...More

Thank amarina
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was an absolute pleasure to take you and Charlie on our tours. I am so glad you both found them interesting and entertaining. Elvis turned up yesterday with 2 baby chicks!! Very exciting for us to have these magnificent creatures in the rainforest. There's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what a surprise! We were stuck in Kuranda as the electricity was out for the whole town! What to do??? Then a small sign with Kuranda Riverboats on it...and WOW! What fun...we saw 3 freshwater crocs as well as fed turtles and black bream!...More

Thank rodc577
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Rod for your glowing review. I really appreciate it and so does Kim. It just goes to show that you don't need electricity to have fun!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good value informative tour which allows you to see the rainforest from the Barron River. Fish feeding, croc (freshies) spotting and Long Neck Turtles and many types of birds. A Cassowary has been spotted on the banks of the river but this is extremely...More

Thank SandraBrissy
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sandra, thank you very much for leaving a review of our cruise on the Barron River. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it. The male cassowary, who we call Elvis, turned up yesterday, after an absence having been sitting on a nest, with 2...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to relax on a cover boat on a calm river. Quite informative without being information overload. Pay on board. 45 min trip.. Wished it was longer but we got to the waterfall and had to turn back. Quite a few stairs...More

Thank Davidb18
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks David for letting us know how much you enjoyed the cruise on the Barron River. There's nothing like a gentle calm water cruise with a cool breeze on a hot day. As you say, you can pay on board in cash only or we...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

David was our pilot and was very informative about Kuranda , the Barron river and the wildlife in and on it, particularly the turtles and freshwater crocodiles (very different from their saltwater cousins). Drifting along the river between the banks of rainforest vegetation was a...More

Thank Shell d
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat and David's commentary.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable cruise down the Barron River, Warren was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Well worth it seeing the rainforest from a different prospective!

Thank shell822017
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the cruise and that you found it entertaining.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Recently I took the afternoon cruise with Kuranda Riverboat. It was a great way to see a different view of the rainforest. Tons of fish, turtles and freshwaters crocs to see. Our boat captain had a lot of information to share about the plants and...More

Thank Megan B
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you Megan for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Boat ride on Barron river . Start near the Kuranda railway and skyrail ticket is $ dollar each person . Very interesting ride get the chance to see crocodiles , turtles , birds etc and wild life our guide gave us lot of information and...More

Thank afshangore
Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed the cruise on the Barron River that I took you on. Thanks for adding your review.

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