Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda and Rail tickets

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda and Rail tickets

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
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From US$ 104.97 per person

Likely to sell out

This tour is a great option to visit Kuranda if you have your own car. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy free time to explore Kuranda. Experience the Kuranda Scenic Railway, before being transferred back to your car.

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Duration 5.5 - 8 hours
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  • Discover the ancient rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you glide through the canopy
  • Explore the markets and attractions of the unique village of Kuranda
  • Relax as your day is made easy with a detailed itinerary
  • Enjoy the journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Be driven back to your parked car at Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
Full description

Drive 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 Cableway tickets. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 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 to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Admire the views as the train winds its way from Kuranda to Freshwater Station, passing spectacular waterfalls and through Barron Gorge. Disembark at Freshwater Station to board the bus back to your car at the Skyrail terminal.

  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1-way ticket
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway 1-way ticket
  • Transfer from Freshwater Station to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
  • Discount vouchers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for your friendly hostess outside of Skyrail's main building. Do not enter the Skyrail Terminal before meeting the hostess, as they will issue your tickets for the day.

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  • You must make your own way to the meeting point location
  • A written itinerary is available in six languages
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 166 reviews

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The best part was the gondola over the rainforest, which goes by way too fast! Depending on how busy it is, you may have to share the a car with strangers - at least the first leg. Walking around the shops up top in Kuranda was fun with some neat local finds (although many “authentic” items are made in Singapore or China) - a total tourist trap. The butterfly refuge was pretty neat to see how they are feeding and their conservation efforts. The train ride down was SUPER long and BLAZING HOT inside without any ventilation, so be aware of that on a hot day. The history along the way down was neat to learn about though.

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March 28, 2023

Good value for money. Staff friendly and helpful. Skyrail goes higher than i thought, but amazing views. Kuranda is a pleasant town geared up for tourists. Train back was also amazing and totally blown away how they built the railway lines back then. Crazy. Would recommend.

December 18, 2022

We did this trip over 20 years ago , when our kids were little. This time we took our grandchildren. The skyrail up to Kuranda was fabulous. The stops were beautiful and informative. The views from the Skyrail were great. All the staff were also very efficient and friendly. We were really looking forward to the train trip back down but it took forever. Neither of us recall it taking this long on previous trips. The grandkids were very bored by the end. The transfer system was very organised and well run.

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November 23, 2022

Product ID: 220290