7.7 out of 10

Kuranda

Ranked 9th best suburb in Far North
-16.7789357832726 145.596345862923
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Life stye in the surrounding areas A beautiful part of the world"

Great place for families living a lifestyle enviroment plenty to see and do 25minutes to Cairns and beaches
A number of talented artistes have their own co-operative shop
The range road is not a milestone if you drive in accordance with the rules of the road
Pros
  • Cooler temperature than near-by Cairns in the hot summer months.
  • Seeing loads of butterflies flying around every day of the year.
  • The large tracts of amazing rainforest full of rare animals and insects.
  • I can experience the local aboriginal culture
  • I can join community groups or just enjoy all the activities that are organised at the amphitheatre etc
  • A haven for naturelists
  • and photographers wild life in abundance
Cons
  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Cooler temperature than near-by Cairns in the hot summer months.
  • Seeing loads of butterflies flying around every day of the year.
  • The large tracts of amazing rainforest full of rare animals and insects.
  • I can experience the local aboriginal culture
  • I can join community groups or just enjoy all the activities that are organised at the amphitheatre etc
Cons
  • experience other cultures
  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"great place to achieve work life balance"

I have run my home based business in kuranda for over 10 years. I can get most services in Kuranda or Mareeba and only have to go to Cairns tp catch a plane. Being self employed I can join in sporting groups such as tennis and Yoga all with a 5 minute walk of home. I can walk or use the cycle track to get into the village. I use the local bus services most of the time to get to and from the airport. My work is in Australia and overseas. If I need time out I go for a bush walk and recharge. I personnally enjoy the tree linned drive up the range - its smell and the chance veiwing of a cassawarry
Pros
  • I can experience the local aboriginal culture
  • I can join community groups or just enjoy all the activities that are organised at the amphitheatre etc
  • Cooler temperature than near-by Cairns in the hot summer months.
  • Seeing loads of butterflies flying around every day of the year.
  • The large tracts of amazing rainforest full of rare animals and insects.
Cons
  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air
  • Everything goes mouldy, no matter how well you store it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

""The rainforest is stunning, pity about the tourists""

Was once an interesting little village full of creative artists that is now a tired old tourist trap with shops full of cheap Chinese junk. The surrounding rainforested ranges are beautiful although they are largely ignored by the throngs of Asian visitors. Many of the roads in the area are poorly maintained and constantly used by far more traffic than they were designed for.
Pros
  • The large tracts of amazing rainforest full of rare animals and insects.
  • Seeing loads of butterflies flying around every day of the year.
  • Cooler temperature than near-by Cairns in the hot summer months.
Cons
  • Everything goes mouldy, no matter how well you store it.
  • The large number of disfunctional and disadvantaged families in the area.
  • Having to drive up and down the Kuranda Range to get to the shops.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"air conditioned surburb"

The air conditioned surburb of cairns. Great community groups cultural,artistic, environment activities. Living in world heritage protected environment. Close to cairns and atherton tableland. Great cafes, markets and walks. Good schools, childcare and plans for community retirement /aged care facility. And the Barron river great for swimming and canoeing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees