Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North
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  • 7 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other Package Options include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870 Australia

Choose Tjapukai Package option if you would like to visit here. Discover the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Cultural Park - showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture through traditional dance, storytelling and more.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

The largest butterfly flight aviary & exhibit in Australia. Situated next to the Kuranda Markets, it is home to over 1500 tropical butterflies. Wander through the aviary's lush tropical gardens and breeding laboratory to learn more about a butterfly's life cycle & behaviour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878 Australia

Glide over and through the canopy of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the spectacular views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. There are two stops along this gondola journey where you can alight and explore the rainforest from within.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Rainforestation Nature Park, Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4872 Australia

Choose the Rainforestation Package if you would like to visit this wonderful nature park. See Australian wildlife in their wildlife park, and take an amphibious Army Duck tour through the rainforest.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870 Australia

Take a historic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, travelling through the rainforest and along the mountainside of Barron Gorge.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuranda Koala Gardens, 2-4 Rob Veivers Dr Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Visit this wonderful Wildlife park to see iconic Australia wildlife. Feed and pat the tame wallabies and kangaroos. Discover wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, snakes and much more! Koala photos are also available.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Barron Falls, Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda, Queensland Australia

See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Birdworld Kuranda, Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Immerse yourself in this wonderful free flying bird exhibit. See and enjoy the company of hundreds of rare and beautiful exotic and Australia native species in the lush tropically landscaped setting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours, 26 Redden St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator with an extensive range of tour options to suit any taste. We love to share the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and the ancient rainforest with our passengers.

Inclusions
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Gardens & Butterfly Sanctuary (own expense)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from selected hotels in Cairns - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Bonnie_T

31 Jan, 2023

We loved this trip. If you have a full day available it’s well worth the trip out to Kurranda. We booked the full day, Skyrail, town, aboriginal tour, Duck Ride through rainforest, lunch, wildlife park including photo with koala, and back on the train. 9-5 was a full day but we learned a lot and enjoyed the Aboriginal show and history. It’s nice having the day planned out for us, including an itinerary we had to follow ourselves. There was decent help from the bus driver to help us understand our daily plan. Beautiful area with astounding views from train and Skyrail.

Kelli_K

25 Jan, 2023

The best part of the trip was the Sky tram and the train ride. I was a bit disappointed in the village.

Deanna_S

17 Jan, 2023

The whole experience was all organized and planned, all I had to do was book the date and we were off, we had an awesome time learning about the Daintree and the cultures of the indigenous owners of the land, was such a great experience even in the rain!! Would highly recommend

john_s

17 Jan, 2023

The train ride was very good --- excellent photos, the village was good to explore and Skyrail was excellent on returning to reality. An incredible feat to all who built the railway (incredible) - the tablelands were astonishing.

Andrew_M

16 Jan, 2023

Great day was had with family of 5 including 2 grandparents. We done the rainforestation package which is located outside Kuranda village. We arrived by sky rail which was great . Then had approx 45min in Kuranda and then a bus transfer to the rainforest nature park which was also great. Then a return to the railway back with amazing views again. Amazing day , well worth it. Only thing I would have liked is a bit more time in Kuranda village itself. Highly recommend.

User's Picture Gallery

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Kuranda Rail Experience

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A must see on a visit to Cains

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Its mainly about the journey up and down!

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Must see Adventure!

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Great trip!

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Spectacular views

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Kuranda Railway Gold Class

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Historic Train

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Beautiful scenery

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PERFECT

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Brilliant day out for the whole family

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Train and Sky Rail definitely worth it!

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Great experience of Cairns history

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A must do while in Cairns

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A worthwhile experience, but could be improved

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Beautiful scenery!

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Disappointed

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Great day out.

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A one off day out.

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Pauls a legend

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Beautiful trip friend...

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Kuranda by Train & return by Skyrail

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What a view up in the air

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