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

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

    On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll visit the beautiful village of Kuranda, nestled in pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You will be picked up from your hotel (in the Cairns city area) in a modern and comfortable coach and travel to the train station. Climb aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and take in views of the surrounding mountains along the way to Kuranda. Rising from sea level to 328 meters, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and then takes you into the stunning Barron Gorge. Enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore the markets, shops and walking trails or take a river cruise (seasonal). Discover the amazing array of food stalls and cafés or dine with the resident water dragons at Frog’s Restaurant, famous for their freshly made sauces and dressings. Take the famous Skyrail down, spanning 7.5 kilometers over the pristine rainforest canopy. This is...

    A smooth and insightful journey. The contrast of industrial transport amongst the daunting natural landscape was thrilling.

  • Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    2. Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    The itinerary is as follows: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns Beaches at 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM from Palm Cove, and Cairns at 10:00 AM. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Transfer to Caravonica Lakes to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway  for your journey to Kuranda. Once aboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rain forest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Arrive in Kuranda. You have approximately 3 hours free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily. 2:00 PM: Kuranda Scenic Rail. Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges....

    Would advise anyone to take this trip. Skyrail up and train back after spending 3 hours in Kuranda. I could have done with an extra hour

  • Self-Drive Kuranda Experience: Skyrail and Scenic Rail

    3. Self-Drive Kuranda Experience: Skyrail and Scenic Rail

    Getting around by car? The Kuranda Self Drive trip is a great option for you. Drive yourself to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, where a representative will check you in and issue you with the Kuranda Boarding Pass. This includes a detailed itinerary with a time schedule, as well as your Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail tickets, allowing you to proceed straight to the boarding area.  Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at 10:45 AM and enjoy an unforgettable journey through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest, stopping along the way to explore. Once you arrive in Kuranda, you'll have free time to see this unique village. Use the discount vouchers on your Kuranda Boarding Pass, or visit the heritage markets. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can purchase refreshments.  Return from Kuranda to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, one of the m...

    It was a lovely way to spend the day. We caught the cable car up to Kuranda and then enjoyed a riverboat ride down the Barron River where we spotted a crocodile and turtles. There is lots to see and do at Kuranda. Then we returned by train and the views were fabulous. After the train ride, we caught a bus back to our car. Everything was comfortable and easy. We totally recommend this activity

  • N. Queensland: Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    4. N. Queensland: Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    Explore the depths of the Kuranda Rainforest with rides on the railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and 6-wheel-drive amphibious Army Duck vehicle! Experience this enchanting region of Australia and see its wildlife, lush scenery, and aboriginal culture. Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views of the Coral Sea, Cairns City, and more. Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over pristine rainforest and skim the forest canopy just beneath you! See kangaroos, wombats, koalas, and crocodiles up close and personal. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel-drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle, over land and water. Your experienced Duck Driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your Duck tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at the Tropical Tr...

    Great trip the train ride and the sky rail was the highlight for us. The rainforest sanctuary was a bonus it was nice to see all the local animals specially as they are rare to see in the wild. Lunch was huge and impossible to finish. We have really enjoyed the whole day and would recommend this tour to others

  • Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    5. Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    On this full-day excursion, you'll see the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this 40-minute scenic flight in a high wing aircraft. You'll see Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove. After exploring the reef, you’ll head back toward the mainland with views of the North Queensland coastline. With window seats guaranteed, take in the stunning views as your professional pilot provides you with expert commentary along the way. After your scenic flight, you'll be taken to ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll soar above 7.5 kilometers of pristine rainforest canopy in a cable car. Visit the beautiful town of Kuranda, nestled in the pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You'll have 2.5-hours of free time to explore the eclectic village, local markets, shops and walking trails or sit back and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many amazing ...

    It was the most amazing trip. To do all 3 in one day was simply the best day. GSL was the airline we booked with for the Reef flight and they organised this for us perfectly.

  • Kuranda Half Day Tour from Cairns

    6. Kuranda Half Day Tour from Cairns

    Begin the day with hotel pickup in Cairns at 7 AM or soon after. Make your way to the Kuranda Scenic Rail, then board the famous train for an amazing journey along one of the world's most scenic rail routes at 8:50 AM. Sit back and admire the views as you travel through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. Upon arrival in Kuranda at 10:30 AM, enjoy 1 hour of free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the heritage markets which operate daily. Once your hour is up, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Caravonica Lakes at 11:30 AM. After boarding, be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Interpretive Center. At 12:40 PM,...

    Up there with global experiences have a better plan for how we can get quick food and see things of note in the 1.5 hours in Kuranda…maybe a list of restaurants and what they serve. Old people have to eat in middle of day.

  • From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

    7. From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

    Start your day with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. Once in Kuranda, you will travel to Rainforestation Nature Park via shuttle. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle over land and water. Your experienced duck driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at a Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Then, take the shuttle bus from Rainforestation Nature Park to Kuranda Village. Once in the village, you have free time to explore the markets and shops. At the end of your day, you will travel back to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest with the canopy just ...

    It was a great tour. they have very friendly and helpful staff to assist you everywhere. nice wonderful scenery.

  • N. Queensland: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    8. N. Queensland: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    Start your immersion into the culture and nature of the Kuranda Rainforest with a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through the mountains and rainforest to the village of Kuranda, known for its heritage markets and colorful crafts, and enjoy free time in Kuranda Village.  Upon arrival, experience Australia's largest butterfly aviary at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary with 1,500 tropical butterflies, including the vibrant green Cairns Birdwing. Next, travel by shuttle to the Rainforestation Nature Park for a barbecue buffet lunch.  After lunch, explore the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle as you climb aboard a World War II Army Duck that can driver over land and in water. Search for wildlife as you learn about the plants and trees of the surrounding rainforest. Then, sample some exotic fruits and locally-made ice cream at the Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Learn abou...

    An amazing experience, go for the full day tour, lots of things included. Great place for kids, easy with infant as well.

  • Kuranda & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

    9. Kuranda & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

    7.00 am - 8.00 am Hotel pick-up at Cairns & Cairns Beaches 8.50 am Kuranda Scenic Rail:  Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. 10.25 am Arrive in Kuranda.  You have limited free time (1hr) to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the heritage markets which operate daily. 11.30 am Skyrail:  Board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with stops along the way allowing you to take a stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. On arrival at Caravonica Lakes, board the coach for your transfer to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. 1.20pm Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures:  Is the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Highlights of the park include the Wetlands Cruise, Crocodile Attack Show and S...

  • Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

    10. Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

    Begin your journey on board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, discovering the color and natural beauty of the million-year-old rainforest. From the picturesque destination of Kuranda Village, glide just meters above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail, descend through the canopy layers below and transfer to Cairns. You will then board a helicopter to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime flight over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Flying over the sand cays and spot the coral below on your way to the Hastings Reef. Land on an outer reef helipad where you will board the luxury vessel and enjoy the next two hours of pure bliss at the reef. Make use of the snorkeling equipment and discover the fascinating ecosystem below or simply relax on board. Complete your day with a delicious Aussie-style BBQ lunch. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns as you wind down with a complimentary gla...

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What people are saying about Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 868 reviews

Great trip the train ride and the sky rail was the highlight for us. The rainforest sanctuary was a bonus it was nice to see all the local animals specially as they are rare to see in the wild. Lunch was huge and impossible to finish. We have really enjoyed the whole day and would recommend this tour to others

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.

Excellent trip, great day out that was full of awesome views and experiences. Wayne and the team made the trip easy, stress free and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Great experience. Excellent communication and all staff were lovely.

A great day out. Well run and good value for money