Platypus Springs, 19 Platypus Close, Kuranda

A gem of a hideaway for two people in the mountains above Cairns, near Kuranda. Only 35 minutes by car from the city or take the Skyrail gondola to soar over the rainforest and be picked up in Kuranda. Brilliant for a weekend romantic escape.

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Location: 19 Platypus Close - 4.7km from Kuranda

  • 4.7km Kuranda - local shopping, market, galleries and restaurants
  • 18km Smithfield Shopping Centre - about 25 minutes
  • 32km to Cairns Airport, CBD and Esplanade - about 35 minutes
Kuranda has a well earned reputation, built over 30 years, for being a vibrant artist community. Painters, potters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewellery and clothes designers all live around Kuranda. Their creations can be found in the famous Kuranda market or at one of the galleries in the village. 
Wildlife attractions: Birdworld, The Butterfly Sanctuary, Koala Gardens, Venom Zoo, Batreach, Rainforestation, Riverboat Cruise
Kuranda has two marvellous means of arriving at or leaving this pretty village:  
  • The skyrail gondolas take the short cut straight over the 7.5km of mountainous rainforest between Smithfield and Kuranda. Absolutely brilliant and not to be missed. A unique experience with a stop on the way to see the Barron Falls tumbling into the gorge.
  • The Kuranda train from Cairns or Freshwater is a more leisurely means of travel but, again, not to be missed. You can only marvel at the men who carved this spectacular railway route out of the Kuranda Range. Wonderful photo opportunities along the way - looking down into the Barron Gorge, the bridge across Stoney Creek Falls and the plunging Barron Falls.  

Luxury Cottage in the Rainforest - 1 bedroom, a spa on the verandah and a plunge pool

  • 1 bedroom with latex mattress king size bed
  • Luxury bedlinen and towels
  • 2 dressing gowns
  • Ensuite with twin rainhead shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tiled throughout
  • Beautiful garden and rainforest views from all windows
  • Fully air-conditioned and overhead fans throughout
  • Massage table and massage oil
  • Spa on the verandah
  • Heated plunge pool
  • Sunloungers


  • Full kitchen - large fridge, microwave, gas stove & oven,dishwasher
  • Sharp knife set, rice cooker, blender, coffee plunger
  • Pizza maker, toasted sandwich maker, icemaker
  • Basic kitchen supplies: oil, condiments, tea, coffee, sugar
  • Washing machine, dryer, iron and board
  • Gas BBQ, picnic rug
  • Large screen TV, DVD player, iPod, Stereo
  • Foxtel satellite TV
  • Binoculars, torch
  • Backup generator power
  • Free Wifi internet

On arrival and before

  • We can do a grocery shop if you are arriving late ($35 service fee)
  • We will meet you with the keys and show you where everything is

Rates: Platypus Springs, Kuranda

Cost per night for 2 people Minimum stay
2-5 nights $319.00 2 nights
6-10 nights $299.00 5 nights
11-30 nights $279.00 11 nights

Platypus Springs is designed with one thing in mind - for giving you a beautiful and well deserved treat. An escape to a very private retreat in the cooler climate of the mountains overlooking Cairns. 

Call us now and give yourself a long weekend break

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