Rainforestation Nature Park is tourism gold, in the green of Kuranda, on the tablelands behind Cairns. It is an award-winning attraction that offers all kinds of fun and educational activities.
One of them is the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, where local indigenous guides share skills and stories that have been passed from generation to generation over thousands of years.
Over the course of an hour, there are demonstrations of the art of playing a digeridoo and the skill of throwing a spear with woomera. Visitors are also given the opportunity to try their hand at tossing a boomerang.
There’s also a special performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe, and accompanying musicians, that also allows for guest participation.
Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout is another tour option that digs a little deeper into Indigenous culture and allows the time for each guide to share their own personal insights into what is the oldest surviving culture in the world. Small groups follow a walking trail up into the bush and learn about body painting, bush tucker and medicine, and ages-old customs.
The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experiences at Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda are two of several indigenous tourist attractions worth visiting in this region.
If you want to get to know Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef then here’s a wonderful accommodation find, that brings the rainforest to the city.
Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel and Residence is Cairns’ newest five-star hotel. It has beautifully curated public spaces; and modern urban rooms; and spacious one, two and three-bedroom accommodations that are truly stylish.
Bailey is also home to CC’s Bar and Grill, which is a steakhouse with sizzle. Its beef is sourced from Crystalbrook Station, three hours west of Cairns and with signature wet-aged and dry-aged cuts (including a 1.2kg tomahawk) that are mouth-wateringly tender.