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Address: Barron River Esplanade | Below Kuranda Railway/Skyrail Stations, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 412 159 212
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10:45 - 15:15
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:45 - 15:15
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Tours depart from our riverside jetty below the Kuranda Railway/Skyrail...

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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US$ 13.80*
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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US$ 23.00*
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Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

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Great little trip

Great little 45 minute trip along the Barron river. The tour guy was great and very informative. Saw wildlife turtles and fish a few birds was will worth it. And was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little 45 minute trip along the Barron river. The tour guy was great and very informative. Saw wildlife turtles and fish a few birds was will worth it. And was very beautiful and peaceful cruise

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Chefet, thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your cruise on the river. It's great that you had an enjoyable time. More 

Kirribilli, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You are the only boat on the Barron River for the 45 minute cruise. The guide was excellent and we saw fish, turtles and a large crocodile sun-baking on a fallen tree. He also explained about the rainforest and the different trees. Definitely recommended as a peaceful cruise after the Kuranda markets.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks Tony for your great review. Glad to hear you really enjoyed the cruise. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fabulous relaxing time cruising down the river. I didn't see and crocs but I would still highly recommend you try it

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only 3 passengers on this tour, yet thankfully it still ran. It was a really wonderful experience. Christian, our tour guide, did an outstanding job. There was a nice balance of interesting commentary, interesting wildlife, and relaxing scenic cruising - with a welcome breeze on a hot day. It's good value and we recommend it to anyone visiting... More 

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

I'm grateful for your glowing review of your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat. I will let Christian know how much you enjoyed his commentary. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this and Christian our skipper was funny and informative. Really close up to the rainforest from the river and we fed fish and turtles. Very relaxing and just breathtaking views! Loved it!

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks Jacqueline for reviewing your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat. Christian is a great skipper and he will be pleased to hear about your review. More 

Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot to take kids. Have a packed lunch and take a swim in the cool river water. The boat ride was good as well!

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

The riverside is indeed a great spot for a picnic and a swim and what better way to top it off than by a cruise on the Barron River. Thanks for your review. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The guide provided a great overview of the rainforest up against the bank, and allowed us to get as close as possible to any wildlife. Right near the end of the cruise, a cassowary was spotted on the bank of the rainforest side of the river, and we were able to get right up close near the shore - it... More 

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review. It's so great every time we see a cassowary and love that passengers sometimes get the opportunity to enjoy these amazing birds in the wild. Nothing beats seeing creatures in their natural environment. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Pleasant river trip with great information on wildlife, rainforest and river. Lots of good wildlife to see. Very enjoyable, would recommend to everyone.

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience on the Kuranda Riverboat, it is very much appreciated. More 

Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

must do river boat at Kuranda as one of the most natural beautiful place with lots of fun with friends and family

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Thanks Chitrnjan for your review of your experience of the Kuranda Riverboat, it's much appreciated. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The host was fantastic . We saw turtles and fish but that's it. We were so Excited to see crocodile and it wasn't even mentioned during the trip out so We did have some Disappointed people :(. If we knew we wouldn't see any we wouldn't have gone

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Warren C, Owner at Kuranda Riverboat, responded to this review

Sheree, I am sorry you were disappointed but there is no way we or anyone else can guarantee that you will see a crocodile in the wild. Freshwater crocodiles are a law unto themselves like any other wild animal and from one day to the next I do not know if passengers will see a crocodile or not. We do... More 

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