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Kuranda Birdwatchers’ Cabin is located at the edge of some of the oldest rainforest in the world, and yet less than 30 minutes from Cairns International airport.

Rainforest Retreat:
Our property consists mainly of rainforest, is close to Kuranda National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and only 5 minutes from the village of Kuranda.

The pole-home cabin is the only guest accommodation on the property, set well apart and screened from the main house. Whether you choose to relax on your private deck, go spotlighting on the property in the evening, or explore the surrounding area, you will encounter an abundance of local flora and fauna.

The area is home to more than 3000 plant species, of which 700 are endemic,  100 species of mammals, 50 species of frogs and more than 370 species of birds (nearly half of Australia’s bird species). Some of them are easily observed even from the cabin’s deck. Regular visitors or residents are cassowaries, Victoria’s Riflebirds, Chowchillas, Musky Rat-kangaroos, Striped Possums, Amethystine Pythons, and many frog and butterfly species.

We are naturalists ourselves and on our travels we cherished privacy and undisturbed viewing of wildlife. This is what we endeavour to offer our guests.

Surrounded by rainforest, and approximately 400m above sea-level, Kuranda has a considerably cooler climate than Cairns. This means you can enjoy the sounds of the rainforest and the creek nearby through open windows without the need for air-conditioning.

Kuranda Birdwatchers' Cabin is situated between Cairns and Mareeba, you will have easy access to a multitude of attractions and activities between Cairns and Port Douglas, and on the Atherton Tablelands.

We also have a new cabin on our other property near Atherton:




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