Home to the Djabugay Aboriginal people for more than 10,000 years, Kuranda is a village that offers tourists and residents with a vibrant community that is rooted in their culture. Kuranda is known as “the Village in the Rainforest” where visitors can explore and admire the beauty of the Baron Falls. There are local markets that sell unique gift items and souvenirs for your loved ones. The Kuranda Koala Gardens is open every day and offers tourists a chance to hold a live koala and know more about these magnificent creatures. Just 25 kilometres away from Cairns, Kuranda is one of the best tourist destinations in Queensland.