We jumped in the car and drove down to Cairns to spend time in Kuranda. Most people use the Skyrail or the Scenic Train, but we decided just to take the car. This allowed us to visit the Barron Falls, via the boardwalk.
We then visited the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to see the gorgeous and vibrant Ulysses Butterfly.
Kuranda emptied out pretty quickly in the afternoon, so just be aware when planning your trip.