KURANDA ORIGINAL RAINFOREST MARKETS are unique and
diverse, deeply immersed in local history and culture.Situated in World Heritage rainforest, these
markets had their humble beginnings in 1978 organized by
a group of local hippy artists and crafts people. The
original marketeers had to pay for the operation of
their own train service for two seasons, to prove
commercial viability of the service to the Queensland
Railway Department. These markets put Kuranda on the
map, cementing itís reputation as an exotic rainforest
destination for local and international visitors.
Today the Original Markets has retained itís atmosphere,
with many local artists and personalities making the
market part of their lifestyle. Many of the current
marketeers have been involved in the markets during the
course of the last 25 Ė 30 years.
Their local knowledge and expertise is second to none.
This market also has a strong eco-conscious ethic with
organic, recycled, natural, holistic and remedial
products available here. Crafts people still flock to
this mountain top oasis to display their beautifully
hand crafted wares. Hand picked and made just for you.
Renovated in 2005, this market has lost none of itís
rustic charm, featuring tropical gardens, gourmet
regional fare, contemporary arts and crafts and even a
mini golf course. You are sure to enjoy exploring this
truly memorable destination