The town is
small and there is not a huge amount of places, but there is at least one of
hotel and a motel, a backpacker hostel, bed and breakfast
accommodation, a resort and a caravan park.
And there are places
outside the town if you have your own transport.
is at least one proper hotel (where you can stay as opposed to just a
pub) and it is the Kuranda Hotel Motel on Coondoo Street - in the end
of the street that is closest to the railway station.
It has a public bar and a
and it also has hotel rooms.
There is one resort -
Kuranda Resort and Spa
outside the town, on the main road between
Cairns and Mareeba.
And there is another one
that is not walking distance - the Cedar Park
Rainforest Resort further towards Mareeba along Clohesy River
and breakfasts are always nice places to stay,
and in Kuranda they are extra cosy in the lush rainforest. There are at
least two in town.
Both are a
little bit away from the central streets
- one is south of the town, and the other one is just north.
is one caravan park. It is just outside
the town on Kuranda Heights Road, across the highway at the traffic
lights where the main road turns into Kuranda.
has powered and unpowered camping sites, cabins and units, and a swimming pool.
There is one backpackers hostel in the town, close to the railway station
on Barang Street.
Great location walking
distance to the markets and everything else in the town's
central streets. And there is another one in Kuranda Heights Road just
outside the town.
around Kuranda There are
more places a bit
further from Kuranda.
You can stay at Speewah
Sunbird Cabins and a few
more bed and breakfasts in Speewah, and there is also more
camping at Valley View Bush Retreat near
Rainforest Resort - turn into the Clohesy River Road.
have the Kuranda resort accommodation.
one is just outside
and closed for renovation
during 2014. The
second one is a good drive
west of the town, but a very nice
and friendly place. The thrid one is a private retreat in the western
outskirts of the town.
Resort and Spa
Aka Kuranda Resort and Spa, it is just outside the town, on Kennedy Highway.
self contained apartments
and Balinese style villas.
In the complex there is a swimming pool, a
tennis courts and a fitness centre, a beauty room, and a bar and a
Park Rainforest Resort
The Cedar Park
is further away, definitely not in a walking
It has six individually
rooms with verandahs, mini bars and tea and coffee making facilities.
There is a spa, and a licensed bar and a restaurant.
The staff is very
nice and friendly.
Springs Rainforest Retreat
is not a real Kuranda resort but a secluded and totally private, fully
self contained retreat for two; with a fully equipped kitchen, king
size latex bed, TV/Foxtel and CD/DVD player and library; a/c and fans,
washing machine and dryer, gas barbeque, outdoor spa, and a waterfall
with a plunge pool.
have Kuranda hotels and alternative accommodation.
a few places
in town, and below are the town's hotel,
villas; and a place for birdwatchers and an artist's studio. The first
two are central, while the third is in the eastern and the
in the western outskirts of Kuranda, both a few minute's drive from the
Kuranda Hotel Motel
This hotel is close to the train and skyrail station in the main street
- Coondoo Street.
also a pub, with a public
bar and a
There is deck dining and an air conditioned dining room. The hotel has single, double,
twin rooms, and a swimming pool.
self contained villas have fully equipped kitchens, king and queen
beds, TVs, CD and DVD players, a washing machine and a dryer, a bath
a shower, an undercover parking area, and a patio with BBQs, an outdoor
There is also a nice outdoors swimming pool.
Place for Birdwatchers
This cabin is fully self contained and has a queen bed, an
bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with two burner hot plate, microwave
oven and a fridge, fans for the summer and an electric heater for the
winter, towels, linen, fly screens, WI-FI, CD player, and books
including a field guide of birds.
is a different stay from other Kuranda accommodation providers - a well
equipped, self contained and comfortable accommodation
suite with its own bathroom and kitchen facilities, for up to two
single persons in an artist's working studio and sculpture garden.
The are a
few Kuranda area hotels outside the town.
are many nice
places to stay in Kuranda,
are also hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation outside. Kuranda
area hotels are in
nice laid-back countryside settings but still close enough to
the town to go for a drive in and enjoy the wildlife parks and
The Speewah Country Accommodation and Tavern is in the small township
of Speewah - on your way west towards
It has self contained cabins with queen and king beds, tea and
coffee making facilities, fridges, TVs, toilets, bathrooms and a
cabin accommodation is also in Speewah. It is a sizeable luxury cabin
king sized bed, a modern kitchen, a large spa, a BBQ on the
verandah with views, and
it is fully self contained.
All inclusive - all food and drinks
double or twin share accommodation in Speewah, with a private deck,
toilet and bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner provided during the stay.
Massage, meditation and reiki
packages, and the venue can be hired.
bed and breakfast accommodation is quite abundant.
for a village of its
size, there are surprisingly many places - more
than any other kind of accommodation (the list can get shorter or
longer if places come and go). The places below are all in the
eastern outskirts of the town - a few minute's drive, or
about 15 minutes walk from the village.
Miju Rainforest Retreat has two bedrooms with queen size
beds and an extra single
bed available, own toilet and bathroom, a verandah and a 12 metre
swimming pool, a living area with TV and sound system, a continental
breakfast and a fully equipped kitchen, and
access to laundry facilities.
Rainforest House B&Bis
a self contained
studio apartment with a queen sized bed,
fully equipped kitchen, own bathroom and toilet, Wi-Fi and TV; and a
few different outdoor areas. Continental breakfast is
and a dinner menu is available. Pickup from the airport is included in
Single (shared verandah and toilet, built-in bathroom) and twin
(private balcony, ensuite toilet/bathroom, optional kitchenette) rooms
(both have fans, a fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities); and a
self contained cottage (queen bed, private bathroom/toilet and balcony
with bbq, fully equipped kitchen).
Resort and Spa is a relaxing place to stay (UPDATE
2014 it's closed).
It is just outside Kuranda
Village, along the Kennedy Highway west to
and caravan sites,
55 fully self contained
units with fridges, tea and coffee making facilities,
TVs, in-room movies, CD players, internet, difect dial phones, hair
dryers and laundry and room service.
In the tropical gardens
there is a sundeck and an outdoor
There is also a
steam room, massage
and beauty centre, billiards, gym, fitness
centre and tennis courts.
is in tropical
huts, and there is also a business centre, meeting
rooms and conference rooms.
There is a 24 hour
and off street
And there is a bar
that serves beer, wine and cocktails, and a
that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Park Rainforest Resort is a nice place to stay.
It is a
fair way south of
Kuranda, but it is in a beautiful
forest setting, tucked away from everything else and a
cosy place if you don't mind the drive.
The service is also very friendly and the place is small - it only has six rooms so
and the service is quite personal. To get
there, you turn off the
Kennedy Highway south of Kuranda, south
of the Koah Roadhouse.
The road you turn into is
Clohesy River Road.
Further into the Clohesy
River Road is
a sign to Clohesy River
(and the rest of that road is four wheel drive).
But you follow the signs
to the Cedar
Park Rainforest Resort.
You first come to the car
... which is in lush
.. and then follow the path,
... past some signs to the lagoon
... and come to the reception.
It is a nice building
lots of arcs,
... and it is laid back
not like a multi million dollar luxury resort.
It is rather small and
with only six rooms.
There is a bar,
... a nice restaurant
... and staff is very
I could easily stay here
for a while,
the only downside is its distance from Kuranda, but if you just want to
relax in the rainforest this is a beautiful place to stay.
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