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buluwai country
Kanjini co-op

Kanjini is a breathtaking site at the base of the Emerald Creek Falls, approximately 35km from Kuranda Village and 15 minutes from Mareeba. Emerald Creek tumbles out of the rainforest mountains of the Great Dividing Range and into the sclerophyll savannah landscape below. It is a biodiversity hot-spot and of extremely high cultural importance. We urge everyone to respect the land and take all waste away with them. We will be running bush re-generation workshops around the festival site, so instead of leaving no trace, we hope to leave a positive impact on the land. Kuranda Roots is encouraging an alcohol free/family friendly event out of respect for the Buluwai/Djabugay elders in attendance and the Keep Grog Outta Community movement. 

Find more about Kanjini on their website here

Emerald Creek Falls


From Cairns: Drive north on Sheridan St (Cook Highway) for 12km.

Turn left at the Smithfield Roundabout (look for the Kuranda/Mareeba sign) and then follow the Kennedy Highway up the range for 10km.


Continue on National Highway/Route 1 for about 32 kilometres and turn left on Tinaroo Creek Road (just before Mareeba) and drive for 2.9km, turn left onto Cobra Road which will lead you to Emerald Creek Road, signs will then lead you to the festival site. Please drive slowly, safely and respectfully.

bus service

Cairns Shuttle bus service (AUD $40.00)

Departs Cairns Lilypad Cafe Grafton st, Friday 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
Departs festival Sunday 6pm, Monday 9am, 12 am

Kuranda Shuttle bus service (AUD $20.00)

Depart Kuranda opposite Annabelle’s Pies Friday 9.50 am, 12.50pm, 3.50pm, 6.50pm
Departs festival Sunday 6pm, Monday 9am, 12pm

Bus tickets can be booked via our Ticketbooth page

Emerald Creek Falls
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