The small tourist town of Kuranda is a only a short drive from Cairns – right in the middle of the rainforest. You can get there also by bus or the Skyrail or train (Kuranda Railway). These options, however, are quite expensive. The cheapest option is to go by car.
In Kuranda you find plenty of market stands selling typical Australian products – skin care products, kangaroo fur, aborigines art and much more. You can go for a hike in the rainforest from Kuranda.
The Barron Falls are impressive – they carry loads of water during the rainy season, while only a little water stream can be found during the dry season. During this time, starting from June, they are not as spectacular as during the wet season – but definitely worth to check them out since you are there. The street view picture shows the Barron falls with not so much water.
Kuranda QLD, Australia-16.816667145.633333