Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda, and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfers

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda, and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfers

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
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From US$ 116.98 per person

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Discover the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour from Cairns to Kuranda village. Soar over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

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Duration 6 hours - 1 day
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Pickup included
Selected hotels in Palm Cove and Northern Beaches. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure time advised by the local partner.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel over and through the World Heritage Rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Visit Kuranda the "Village in the Rainforest"- with it's many attractions
  • Journey along the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail
Full description

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns. Expereince the beauty of the rainforest from above on a ride to the town of Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Spend free time in Kuranda before returning on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

Be picked up from the comfort of your cairns accommodation in the morning. Relax on the drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide silently over the rainforest on your journey to Kuranda.

Stop at two stations on the cableway where you can go for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda. Have free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.

Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail train for ride over one of the world's most scenic rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges. Catch your coach back to your accommodation in Cairns.

  • Hotel transfers
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Lunch (can be purchased in Kuranda at own expense)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  • Hotel pickups commence prior to the tour time indicated. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner based on your hotel location
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 225 reviews

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The experience was wonderful. We got very lucky to have a great weather that day. Get ready to be speechless with view from the sky of the rainforest and also via the scenic train. I love the way they explain the historical moments through each part of the pathway down with the train, it was very impressive. Me and my partner absolutely loved it. We felt like we were riding to Hogwarts! 🤣

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March 23, 2023

Brilliant experience the skyrail is incredible as us the scenic railway It was unfortunate that we hadn't realised that it was a public holiday so much of the village market was closed and some cafes closed early There was an issue when we stopped on the scenic railway for photo opportunities that one of our group stepped on a tile which gave way causing her to fall into a pit and hurting her legs and ankle staff on train did bring ice packs but this does need to be checked in case the are further sink holes appearing

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March 23, 2023

Amazing views. Friendly staff at Skyrail and Kuranda. Pre-paid ticketing worked well. Audio guide started well, but wouldn't re-start after I switched my phone to photo mode and back. It would have been great to see the railway engine, but the train was so long it was outside the accessible platform. Pick up time I was given was over an hour early, NOT a comfortable wait outside my hotel.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 67517