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Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

From £77.54 per person

Visit Kuranda by traveling on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and returning by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Explore the village located in pristine rainforest and enjoy free time visiting markets, shops and food stalls. Marvel at views from the cableway.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Cairns, except for the northern beach area such as Palm Cove and Port Douglas. The local partner will contact you by email to provide the pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest by historic scenic railway
  • Take a ride on the cableway, gliding just meters above the rainforest canopy
  • Visit Kuranda markets, unique shops and wildlife parks
Full description

On this 7-hour excursion, visit Kuranda village in pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to the train station. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway and marvel at mountains on the way. Rising from sea level to 328 meters, pass waterfalls into the Barron Gorge.

Explore the markets, shops, and walking trails, or take a river cruise (seasonal) for 2.5 hours. Discover the food stalls and cafés, or dine with the water dragons at Frog’s Restaurant famous for its sauces and dressings. Take the famous Skyrail down, spanning 7.5km over the rainforest canopy.

Spot native wildlife, including the cassowary, the world's 3rd-largest flightless bird. Next, take the 2:00 PM Skyrail back to the bottom (Skyrail Smithfield station). Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into the world’s oldest, continually-surviving tropical rainforest.

The iconic Skyrail experience is a must-do Cairns attraction of Australia’s World-Heritage listed tropical rainforest, immersing you in one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth. At the end of your Skyrail experience, be picked up again by bus at 3:30 PM to be brought back to the hotel.

Includes
  • 1-way ticket for Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 1-way ticket for Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Pickup and drop-off at most major hotels in central Cairns, except for the northern beach area
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Yorkeys Knob will need to make their own way to the Railway Station, and back to Yorkeys Knob after the tour
    • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Cairns Terminal will need to make their way to Pullman International Hotel to be picked up due to congestion at the Terminal
    • Skyrail operation can be affected by weather; the local operator will do their best to accommodate
    • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary order and time due to limited availability and/or weather
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 675 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Driver was punctual and vehicle was well presented. Instructions and handouts were clear. Train ride was nice, audio on speakers was not clear which was a shame. Enough time to explore Kuranda on you own and Skyrail back was also very nice and operators were thoughtful. Serious about enforcing COVID-19 restrictions which was positive.

    15 January 2022

    We were picked up from our accommodation on time and transported to the train station for our Scenic Kuranda Railway Journey to Kuranda. It was a lovely trip up the mountain with a couple of stops along the way, one at Barron Falls where we were able to get out and have a look. We got off at Kuranda station and wandered in the town for a couple of hours then got on the Skyrail back down the hill. This was a great experience!

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    8 January 2022

    Unfortunately, the fog in the morning affected our view of the Gorge and the views on the train ride. Luckily it lifted in the afternoon and we were able to get a look at it on the way home on the sky rail. Kuranda was beautiful and we had a lovely day exploring.

    15 September 2021

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