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Old 18-09-10, 10:56 AM
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Default Kuranda Birdwatchers' Cabin

Kuranda Birdwatchers' Cabin is located at the edge of some of the oldest rainforest in the world, and yet less than 30 minutes from Cairns International Airport. Our property consists mainly of rainforest, is close to Kuranda National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and only 5 minutes from the village of Kuranda.

The pole-home cabin is the only guest accommodation on the property, set well apart and screened from the main house. Whether you choose to relax on your private deck, go spotlighting on the property in the evening, or explore the surrounding area, you will encounter an abundance of local flora and fauna.

The area is home to more than 3,000 plant species, of which 700 are endemic, *100 species of mammals, 50 species of frogs and more than 370 species of birds (nearly half of Australia's bird species). Some of them are easily observed even from the cabin's deck. Regular visitors or residents are cassowaries, Victoria's riflebirds, chowchillas, musky rat-kangaroos, striped possums, amethystine pythons, Boyd's forest dragons*and many frog and butterfly species.

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