Kuranda Riverboat | 45 Minute Cruise

Duration | 45 Minutes
Mobile Ticket OK

The calm waters of the beautiful upland Barron River provide great photographic opportunities whilst your local guides share their vast knowledge of this unique area.

The river is home to a host of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, turtles, snakes, water dragons and fish together with over 100 species of tropical birds.

Located a short walk down the stairs to the river bank below the Kuranda Train and Skyrail Stations - Over the railway bridge and down the stairs.

Kuranda Riverboat Cruise Times  

  • 10.45am - 11.30am
  • 11.45am -12.30pm
  • 12.30pm - 1.15pm
  • 1.30pm - 2.15pm
  • 2.30pm - 3.15pm 

Departure Point
Conveniently situated, only a few minutes' walk below the Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Stations on the Esplanade of the Barron River. Access to our departure jetty is over the railway footbridge and down the stairs. 

The Esplanade extends approximately two kilometres along the river front and offers panoramic views of the forest areas in which we operate our river cruises and connects to the village via the river walk circuit.

Kuranda Rainforest Tours has been operating since 1982 during which time it has built a reputation for offering informative and rewarding rainforest river cruises. One main feature has been the ability to provide quality tours at very reasonable rates.

We are one of the original companies specializing in rainforest interpretation in Far North Queensland.  We have exclusive rights to operate river cruises on the Barron River and the only river cruise tour company operating within the Village of Kuranda.



Marian Corcoran

The lady who took us on the river cruise was very knowledgeable. She explained about the freshwater crocodiles and life on the river in general. Would recommend the river cruise.


Norman Javier

The extensive knowledge of our guide made our tour very interesting indeed!!!



I thoroughly enjoyed my trip on the river and Lex, our guide, was fantastic - funny as well as informative. Seeing a cassowary up close was definitely the highlight for me.
If anything, it was over too soon.


Catherine Dyck

Loved our skipper and the commentary too!


Christine Crump

This was infomative and the staff were considerate, patient and friendly.



Information given and scenery were all wonderful. Seeing crocodiles in their natural environment far exceeded any zoo. Highly recommended.

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