Kuranda, QLD 4881

3.5(8 reviews)

Ranked 10th best suburb by locals in Far North Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Peace and quiet
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews of Kuranda, QLD

kurandasucks4
kurandasucks4
20th January 2022

"One of my biggest mistakes"

This place just sucks I have lived here for at least 5-6 years and yep it is bad.

- Aboriginal youth that cause a lot of trouble I have been a victim to them harassing/bullying me as well as being spat on/rocks chucked

- Nasty locals (some people are okay but most of them are horrible)
- Low opportunities (it is just bad no wonder why so many people do drugs up here)
- Lots of drug use
- Rough place to live in general
- Overpriced supermarket with bad service
- abysmal public transport
- Crackheads and thugs walking the street even in morning sometimes / I even saw a massive brawl between some aboriginals as I was walking into to town one morning
Kuranda noticeboard is garbage (as somebody already mentioned)
- very right wing in my experience and very redneck

Overall I regret moving up here hopefully I will someday move back down south, Kuranda is a cesspool of druggies/thugs/homophobic people oh yeah and all these people are on the dole.

Seriously do not move up here you will regret it.

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queenslander22
queenslander22
7th December 2021

"Heart breaking"

We unfortunately bought a home in Kuranda had we off been renting we would of left in the first week,
Every time it rains I hope it rains body wash to clean the village and the locals. Kuranda does no favours for the Skyrail or Kuranda scenic railway it needs a devolved to come and clean up the place at 4pm the village is a ghost town by 7pm the last shop closes.
Take out fish and chips or pizza both overpriced and not good.
One supermarket food works ripping off the locals and the quality is disgusting.
More stray dogs than locals walking the streets.
Centrelink needs to get on to this issue Kuranda has so many people hiding out from life and responsibility.
Kuranda community pages on Facebook are just fighting and keyboard warriors.
Local areas as soon as you say you live in Kuranda they turn they’re nose up and say oh no I am actually embarrassed to say I live in Kuranda.
It has been a year from hell having to live here.
Trying to get workers and people don’t want to work.
Supermarkets/ one bit very expensive
and poor quality
Transport a bus every now and then.
Eating dinner out not possible
Stray dogs soooo many
Mareeba shire couldn’t care less about Kuranda
It is truely heart breaking that places like this still exist in this day and age.

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kristynel
kristynel
20th July 2020

"Hidden Gem"

Kuranda is the little hidden village at the top of the range, above Cairns, full of interesting people and homes, amazing rain-forest and animals. It's always green and a great place to live.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"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

Great for

  • 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

Not great for

  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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stephburrows
stephburrows

You have perfectly described my dream location for my family and me. Such a helpful review!

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Great for

  • 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

Not great for

  • Experience other cultures
  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Kuranda

"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

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • But it is great to open up your house to clean cool air
  • Everything goes mouldy, no matter how well you store it.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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""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.

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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