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Casa Kuranda in the Rainforest
2 Shane Ct, Kuranda, QLD
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2.05 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
We found it a great home base for the trips we had planned.

"We felt like we were in the rainforest with our views. The property is neat and tidy. It had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2020

Casa Kuranda in the Rainforest
Sundream - A Luxury House in the Rainforest
8 Hilltop Close, Kuranda, QLD
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0.31 km from city centre
Sundream - A Luxury House in the Rainforest
Cassowary House
3 out of 5
Black Mountain Rd, Kuranda, QLD
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1.82 km from city centre
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Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
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19.05 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"Great location close to restaurants and shops. Close to the Marina. Rooms were spacious and comfortable beds."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$215 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
18.98 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel in a perfect location, next to bars, restaurants, shops and the marina. Rooms were a good size and the pool was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$142 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
17.79 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (966 reviews)

"Clean and and comfortable with friendly staff. TV's could do with an update"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2020

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
5 out of 5
123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
The price is AU$223 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
9.26 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (839 reviews)

"Great Rooms, cleaned daily, staff friendly & helpful. Needed a late checkout, staff were able to assist & the extra rate was very reasonable😁 The pools are great, love the beach pool & swim up bar!!🍹🍹🍸Definitely a great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2020

Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
5 Triton Street, Palm Cove, QLD
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The price is AU$186 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
8.46 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (690 reviews)

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, room location, food, notable staff - max on front desk and the breakfast crew in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$229 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
18.2 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (515 reviews)

"Close to restaurants, shopping & entertainment, lovely location right on the Esplanade"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
Mitre Street, Craiglie, QLD
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The price is AU$206 per night from 10 Nov. to 11 Nov.
36.58 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (895 reviews)

"Excellent 2 bedroom penthouse apartment with everything you would need. An amazing pool which was warm and a joy to spend time in and plenty of sunbeds and a pool bar."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights
4 out of 5
1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$155 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
19.15 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Great room and excellent view. Nice design and facilities."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights
Mantra Esplanade
4 out of 5
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$156 per night from 28 Oct. to 29 Oct.
18.89 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"After I had paid, the front desk informed me that housekeeping wouldn’t be attending at all due to Covid19. I don’t use housekeeping anyhow- however a friend staying at a lower star hotel on the same esplanade did have housekeeping daily. Mantra is possibly using Covid19 as a money saving ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Trilogy
4.5 out of 5
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$154 per night from 20 Oct. to 21 Oct.
18.48 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (980 reviews)

"Great location close to shops and restaurants. Nice pool with limited sun due to high buildings. Unfortunately we didn't get any clean towels or extra laundry powder, toilet paper during our 5 day stay. It would be good to have an information book in the room to tell us more. Access to second bedroom ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Mantra Trilogy
Pullman Cairns International
5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$161 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
19.24 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Clean, Quiet, Central with AMAZING facilities and close to everything; especially the Marina which was always lovely to go and have an early morning coffee and get on an early boat tour!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Pullman Cairns International
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 20 Oct. to 21 Oct.
18.34 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (88 reviews)

"Close to everything. Easy access. Kids breakfast would benefit from more variety"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
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Visiting Kuranda

Visitors can enjoy all that Kuranda has to offer including the zoo, rainforests, and temples. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its local tours. Top sights around the area include Great Barrier Reef, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 14.1 from the city center.

Sightseeing and Staying in Kuranda

Cultural venues in the city include Kuranda Arts Co-Op Gallery, Djurri Dadagal Art Enterprises, and Peter Jarver Gallery. Attractions like Australian Venom Zoo and Rainforestation Nature Park are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural beauty is on display at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, and Barron Falls Lookout.

As you start planning your visit to Kuranda, your ideal accommodation may not be centrally located but there are 202 hotels and lodging options locally. Listed here are a few of the places to stay in the region:

  • Palm Royale Cairns is 1.1 mi from the center of Kuranda. This 3.5-star hotel in Kuranda features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar.
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is 10.3 mi from central Kuranda. This 4-star hotel in Manunda features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and a café. Our customers like its overall value and helpful staff.
  • Cairns Plaza Hotel is located 11.1 mi from the heart of Kuranda. This 4-star hotel in Cairns North features 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Great Barrier Reef, located 9.6 mi (15.4 from the heart of the city, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which is 3.7 mi (6 away.

Getting Around Kuranda

If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Kuranda Station. Kuranda might not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Kuranda

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 85°F, while the average at night is 63°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 62°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 89°F and nighttime averages of 67°F
  • About 81.65 inches of rain falls on Kuranda each year
  • Usually January and December are the hottest months with an average of 88°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 63°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kuranda?
Based on our traveller data, Cassowary House is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star guest house offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your visit include Casa Kuranda in the Rainforest and Sundream - A Luxury House in the Rainforest.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kuranda, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Kuranda.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Kuranda?
Sundream - A Luxury House in the Rainforest: Offers an in-room kitchen, a pool and flat-screen TVs. Pacific Hotel Cairns and Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina are a couple of other choices that offer an on-site pool.

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