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Address: Barron River Esplanade | Below Kuranda Railway Station, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 412 159 212
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10:45 - 15:15
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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$13.72*
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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US$22.87*
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Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

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A nice way to see the Barron river

We booked this tour and unfortunately were not going to make the scheduled time ( due to our cruise ship delaying our disembarkation) - the staff were more that happy to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cfarrell2017
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Belmont, Australia
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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just so you know, this DUKW tour basically goes round a small reservoir which is 100 yards from the Rainforest village not 'deep into the jungle'. Having said that the guide was hugely informative funy and upbeat, pointing out loads of wildlife points, despite having a boat of 80% mute Koreans

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

Hi Paul We don't do the DUKW tour, that is Rainforestation. I think you've put your review on the wrong page. I run the Kuranda Riverboat and do cruises on the Barron River in Kuranda. More 

Belmont, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this tour and unfortunately were not going to make the scheduled time ( due to our cruise ship delaying our disembarkation) - the staff were more that happy to accommodate us with a later time. And when we got a little lost...they gave us directions. They also held the tour up 5 mins for us. The tour was... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed the cruise. We are always happy to be of help. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

On the cruise you don't really get to see much, maybe some turtles and fish but its nice and relaxing especially on a hot day.

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

The cruises we do on the Barron River give people an insight into Kuranda's flora, fauna and history and shows you part of the World's most ancient tropical rainforest, which is why the Wet Tropics is World Heritage listed. Creatures that live in and around the river are unpredictable and that's why we never know what we might see. We... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A fantastic way to spend an hour in Kuranda! Would definitely recommend this trip to see the breathtaking rainforest with an extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic guide - thanks Warren! We learnt so much and even got to feed fish and turtles. To top it all off we saw two freshwater crocs! Brilliant.

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

Hayley, thanks very much for the great review. It was a pleasure to take you and Ryan on the river. Hope your trip is going well too. More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I could not recommend the Kuranda Riverboat more highly. It was the highlight of our day trip to Kuranda, and we enjoyed this activity more so than the other thrill-seeking activities which we'd undertaken on our trip. We saw numerous turtles and found the cruise both relaxing and interesting, with David offering fascinating commentary about the local history of the... More 

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

Hannah, what a great review you have left us, thank you. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the cruise on the Barron River. David is a great skipper and I have let him know about your review also. Hope you come and visit again one day. More 

Ploiesti
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

the cruise on the river is very boring - an hour of travel on the river, to see several fishes and turtles and a shadow of a crocodile. definitely not recommended

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

Adryan, you obviously picked the wrong activity for you to do in Kuranda. How anyone can find a relaxing 45 minute cruise on the Barron River surrounded by areas of Wet Tropics rainforest boring is hard for me to understand but clearly you did. More 

Albion Park, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

David did great job for the four of us. A couple and two singles all enjoyed. Value to see turtles and fish feeding from boat. Would recommend David also recommend an excellent coffee at Kuranda rainforest coffee

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

Thanks so much for you review and how much you enjoyed the cruise with David. Yes, it is very peaceful on the river and something we love about living here. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This cruise was great. Cheap and affordable at $18pp and $9pc. Very well informed trip we got to feed turtles and fish. We got told in depth about everything we seen including the rain Forrest itself. Although we thought we would get to see the Barron Falls we didn't as it is on top of the falls above the Dam... More 

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

Thanks Matthew for your great review of your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat. More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

good short cruise. Excellent knowledgeable commentry on the species and local history. one of the interesting thing to do in kuranda

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

Thank you Umai for reviewing your cruise experience. I am vey pleased you enjoyed your time on the Kuranda Riverboat. More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the river boat trip for an interesting and relaxing way to learn about the area. Great value for money too.

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

Claire, I am so pleased you enjoyed your cruise on the Kuranda Riverboat. Thanks very much for taking the time to review your experience. More 

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