Kuranda Tour from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail (with hotel transfers)

  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected Cairns/Northern Beaches hotels
  • Pick-ups from: 7.00am

Overview

Visit the beautiful rainforest village of Kuranda on this fabulous Kuranda tour from Cairns. Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway up to the village, and the famous Skyrail cableway on the return journey. Your hotel transfers are included, which makes the process so easy. You’ll have 2.5 hours in Kuranda to explore the markets and wildlife parks (additional cost applies).

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Kuranda Tour from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail
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Sue S (via TripAdvisor)

‘What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver was extremely informative on the way to drop us at the train. He had full of knowledge of the area. Thanks to his information, the rest of the day was so easy. All staff on the train and Skyrail were lovely. A must do while in NQ.’

Featured guest review

'What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver was extremely informative on the way to drop us at the train. He had full of knowledge of the area. Thanks to his information, the rest of the day was so easy. All staff on the train and Skyrail were lovely. A must do while in NQ.'- Sue S (via TripAdvisor)
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily (seasonal)
  • Departs from: Selected Cairns/Northern Beaches hotels
  • Pick-ups from: 7.00am
$171.00

  • Enjoy a fabulous day exploring the ‘village in the rainforest’ — Kuranda
  • Experience the beauty of the lush Queensland Wet Tropics rainforest
  • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and enjoy spectacular views of the Gillies Range and Barron Falls
  • Soar above the rainforest canopy on board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Browse in the village markets or visit the wildlife parks in Kuranda (additional cost applies).
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Selected Cairns/Northern Beaches hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway ticket (Heritage Class)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ticket.

Please note: If you wish to upgrade your rail ticket to Gold Class, please contact us to check availability prior to booking. It is also possible to upgrade your standard rail ticket on the day of travel if there are seats available.

  • Brien J – Via TripAdvisor

    Very family friendly. The train is a modern engine pulling antique carriages up the mountain on a wonderful scenic tour. The train slows by popular things to see so everyone can get a good look. The train stops close to the top of Barron Gorge so everyone can get out and have a chance to see the falls. Lots of interesting information about the history of how the line was built and the places along the line.

  • Marden85 – Via TripAdvisor

    The train trip is fantastic and the commentary informative and entertaining. The scenery on the way up to Kuranda is amazing. Unfortunately as soon as we got there it started raining so we were unable to do some of the walks around the town and rainforest that we had planned. Nevertheless it was a pleasant day out.

  • Leethurling – Via TripAdvisor

    A must if you visit Cairns the train up and sky rail down. The rains forest is spectacular we saw a snake in the bushes and a giant orb spider. The app for the sky rail was great too.

  • Sue S – Via TripAdvisor

    What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver was extremely informative on the way to drop us at the train. Full of knowledge about the area. With his information it made the rest of the day easy. All staff on the train and sky rail were lovely. A must do while in NQ.

  • Highlights
    • Enjoy a fabulous day exploring the ‘village in the rainforest’ — Kuranda
    • Experience the beauty of the lush Queensland Wet Tropics rainforest
    • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and enjoy spectacular views of the Gillies Range and Barron Falls
    • Soar above the rainforest canopy on board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Browse in the village markets or visit the wildlife parks in Kuranda (additional cost applies).
  • What's Included
    • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
    • Selected Cairns/Northern Beaches hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Kuranda Scenic Railway ticket (Heritage Class)
    • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ticket.

    Please note: If you wish to upgrade your rail ticket to Gold Class, please contact us to check availability prior to booking. It is also possible to upgrade your standard rail ticket on the day of travel if there are seats available.

  • What You Can Expect

    The picturesque village of Kuranda sits at the top of the Gillies Range west of Cairns, and is surrounded by lush Wet Tropics rainforest. No visit to Tropical North Queensland would be complete without spending a day exploring the characterful village, and this transfer-and-tickets package makes it so easy. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up, then travel up to Kuranda on the fabulous Kuranda Scenic Railway. Return to Cairns on board the epic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, with hotel drop-off included. All your transport is taken care of!

    Construction of the Kuranda Scenic Railway began in 1886, and it proved to be an incredible engineering feat that is still admired today. The winding line rises from sea level to 328 metres, passing serene waterfalls and plunging ravines. The train stops briefly at Barron Falls station, so passengers can take in the views of beautiful Barron Gorge.

    Upon arrival in Kuranda, you’ll have approximately 2.5 hours of free time to explore the village. It’s very walkable and has a plethora of markets, galleries and jewellery shops along the main strip. There are also plenty of places to enjoy a relaxed lunch (at own expense).

    Local attractions include the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You may like to visit one of these beautifully presented wildlife parks (at own expense), which are all located close to the village.

    It’s just a short stroll from Kuranda’s main street to the Skyrail terminal. The cableway stretches for 7.5 kilometres and will see you soaring above the forest canopy in a gondola that can accommodate up to six guests. The journey back to Cairns provides sweeping views of the mountain range, city and Coral Sea.

    This Kuranda tour from Cairns is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Wet Tropics rainforest, without the hassle of driving or arranging transport. It’s a relaxed and enjoyable day out.

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  • Guest Reviews

    • Brien J – Via TripAdvisor

      Very family friendly. The train is a modern engine pulling antique carriages up the mountain on a wonderful scenic tour. The train slows by popular things to see so everyone can get a good look. The train stops close to the top of Barron Gorge so everyone can get out and have a chance to see the falls. Lots of interesting information about the history of how the line was built and the places along the line.

    • Marden85 – Via TripAdvisor

      The train trip is fantastic and the commentary informative and entertaining. The scenery on the way up to Kuranda is amazing. Unfortunately as soon as we got there it started raining so we were unable to do some of the walks around the town and rainforest that we had planned. Nevertheless it was a pleasant day out.

    • Leethurling – Via TripAdvisor

      A must if you visit Cairns the train up and sky rail down. The rains forest is spectacular we saw a snake in the bushes and a giant orb spider. The app for the sky rail was great too.

    • Sue S – Via TripAdvisor

      What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver was extremely informative on the way to drop us at the train. Full of knowledge about the area. With his information it made the rest of the day easy. All staff on the train and sky rail were lovely. A must do while in NQ.

  • Important Information
    • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements. Guests are required to adhere to the timings advised by their driver on the day.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
What You Can Expect

The picturesque village of Kuranda sits at the top of the Gillies Range west of Cairns, and is surrounded by lush Wet Tropics rainforest. No visit to Tropical North Queensland would be complete without spending a day exploring the characterful village, and this transfer-and-tickets package makes it so easy. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up, then travel up to Kuranda on the fabulous Kuranda Scenic Railway. Return to Cairns on board the epic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, with hotel drop-off included. All your transport is taken care of!

Construction of the Kuranda Scenic Railway began in 1886, and it proved to be an incredible engineering feat that is still admired today. The winding line rises from sea level to 328 metres, passing serene waterfalls and plunging ravines. The train stops briefly at Barron Falls station, so passengers can take in the views of beautiful Barron Gorge.

Upon arrival in Kuranda, you’ll have approximately 2.5 hours of free time to explore the village. It’s very walkable and has a plethora of markets, galleries and jewellery shops along the main strip. There are also plenty of places to enjoy a relaxed lunch (at own expense).

Local attractions include the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You may like to visit one of these beautifully presented wildlife parks (at own expense), which are all located close to the village.

It’s just a short stroll from Kuranda’s main street to the Skyrail terminal. The cableway stretches for 7.5 kilometres and will see you soaring above the forest canopy in a gondola that can accommodate up to six guests. The journey back to Cairns provides sweeping views of the mountain range, city and Coral Sea.

This Kuranda tour from Cairns is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Wet Tropics rainforest, without the hassle of driving or arranging transport. It’s a relaxed and enjoyable day out.

Important Information
  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements. Guests are required to adhere to the timings advised by their driver on the day.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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