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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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US$ 115.03
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Experience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other attractions include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
What to Expect
With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge. Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park. All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from selected hotels in Cairns - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. AU$19/adult, AU$9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (approx. AU$20/adult, AU$10/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (approx. AU$19/adult and AU$9.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only one tour option is wheelchair accessible: Tjapukai w/ Lunch-Sky-Rail (code: KRST)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • KQS and KSQ are both wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a lovely train trip. We went up from Cairns and my children loved it! The diesel smell was a little strong a few times when going through tunnels, but that cleared quickly and the fresh mountain air was lovely. We had some lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sivonnepryce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an amazing experience, beautiful day out and loved the information about the history of it. I didnt get the glass bottom skyrail that i did book but it was still a great experience. Have recommended already to others.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CMskyrail
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get to Kuranda - the railway line provides fantastic views. The village is a bit touristy but there are a couple of lovely rain forest walks from there if you ask at local tourist information office. Sky rail back was fab too....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paula R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day on this tour. Went up on the train which is fantastic and returned on the Sky Rail. The views are amazing from both. Kuranda is a beautiful place and there is plenty to see and do. there are some lovely traditional...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full day of visits. Coach pick up on time. First stop great to see and to appreciate heritage. Beautiful surroundings. Really enjoyed. Skyrail beautiful views. Staff lovely and very knowledgeable esp on tropical walk. Waterfalls stunning. Stopped in kuranda to visit village. Lovely old hotel...More

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7 July 2019|
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Response from timmQ4804XY | Reviewed this property |
I took the skyway to Kuranda and the train back for a flat fee.
3 May 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
ditto trainers
20 April 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
it varies according to where you are staying
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