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Marriage Celebrants Kuranda
Are you thinking of getting married in Far North Queensland?
If so, you should place Kuranda high on your list of wedding destinations. Kuranda is an historic rural town on the beautiful Barron River up on the Atherton Tablelands just 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Cairns.
Imagine; your day starts with a delicious breakfast and coffee in an exotic tropical rainforest setting, with your favourite marriage celebrant while you go over the details of your special day.
Kuranda has been renown as a wedding and honeymoon destination for well over 100 years in Far North QLD. Not only is it surrounded by exquisite tropical rainforests, but there are many unique wedding venue options from an open deck overlooking the rainforests or eucalypt woodlands.
There are plenty of Kuranda wedding venue options catering to all sizes of wedding parties and budgets, many have amazing views and facilities.
The name Kuranda is the name of the local Aboriginal people who have inhabited the area for over 10,000 years.
White settlement began here in 1885 and by 1891 train had reached Kuranda opening it up for the world to visit and experience its unique beauty. The current railway station was built in 1915 and is a must see when visiting the area.
Timber was the primary industry in the early years as well as dairy – coffee was also grown. In the early 1900’s it became a popular tourist destination attracted by the rainforests and the culture of the local Aboriginal people. Tourism is the mainstay of the local economy today with several National Parks close by.
There are a couple of heritage listings to note in Kuranda including the Cairns-to-Kuranda Railway Line (initially a steam train) and the Kuranda railway station. The railway line was initially constructed as a means to get supplies to the growing mining town of Herberton. The railway has 15 tunnels and required amazing engineering feats (for the time) to overcome steep terrain and dense rainforests. Today the railway is arguably the area’s most popular tourist attraction.
What to do in Kuranda
There are so many exciting things to do in and around Kuranda. Your wedding guests staying here should definitely catch the train (at least one way) to or from Cairns, possibly taking the return trip via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which stretches 7.5 km through the most amazing rainforest and sights including the spectacular Edge Lookout with panoramic views of the Barron Falls.
Bushwalking through the Barron Gorge or Kuranda National parks or a nature walk by torchlight looking for frogs, platypus, bandicoots, paddymelons should also be high on your list when visiting the area.
The famous Kuranda markets, which have been operating since 1978, offer local handiwork including clothes, boomerangs, sweets and so much more, or just relax at one of the interesting coffee shops while watching the local buskers do their thing. Your guests will now be nice and relaxed before getting ready to share your special day with you.
There are all types of accommodation available for your wedding guests in the Kuranda area – many with exquisite views, and there’s somewhere to stay to suit all budgets and needs. For those who are not staying here it is very easily accessible via bus, train or car.
Australian Marriage Celebrants
AMC is the largest directory of marriage celebrants in Australia with marriage celebrants in and around Kuranda who will help make your special day as perfect as it can be. Not only will they tailor, in a very personal way, your wedding but they also have years of experience in the Kuranda Area and can help you with suggestions like wedding venues, photographers, flowers etc.
All AMC marriage celebrants are authorised marriage celebrants under Australian law
An “authorised celebrant” is a person who is authorised (registered) by the Australian Government to perform legal marriages according to the Marriage Act 1961