Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 8 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Be amazed at the views of the rainforest and Cairns' beautiful coastline as you glide along the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have your camera handy as you travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Falls and Horseshoe Bend. With plenty of free time to shop and to visit the wildlife exhibits in Kuranda, you'll enjoy the best of the region on this popular day trip.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Australia Butterfly Sanctuary is located in the Kuranda Markets. You can choose to visit this place in your free time in Kuranda. Wander through the enclosed rainforest and see the amazing butterfly life.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Journey over and through the World Heritage listed rainforest of Tropical North Queensland.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Take a journey on this heritage railway line that winds through the Rainforest, on a mountain between Kuranda and Freshwater Station.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

To see Australian Wildlife, visit Kuranda Koala Gardens during your free time in Kuranda.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

Take a journey through the ancient rainforest in Barron Gorge National Park. Journey via Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Pass By: Barron Falls, Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda, Queensland Australia

Take in the amazing views of the might Barron Falls from both Skyrail and the Scenic Rail.

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

You can choose to visit Birdworld during your free time in Kuranda. The largest single collection of free-flying bird in Australia

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Down Under Tour is the largest day tour operator in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region.

  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise if you are using a Wheelchair. Both Skyrail & Scenic Rail have maximum dimensions they can take.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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 available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - IMPORTANT: please ensure to correctly choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. 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.


8 hours

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

User's Reviews


14 Jun, 2022

Cannot fault the Skyrail experience going up to Kuranda, or the Gold Class experience on the train coming back to Freshwater Station. The staff in our carriage on the train were lovely and the wine and cheeses excellent. However, we were looking forward to spending free time in Kuranda, which didn't really eventuate. If doing this tour again, we would make sure that it was for a full day in order to enjoy not only the Skyrail and train journeys, but to make sure that there was ample time given to that lovely village and the attractions there. Our pick-up time in Port Douglas was 11.15am and Tony our driver was prompt. We didn't expect the extra number of pick-ups on the way down to Cairns from Port. Because of the inexcusable tardiness of a couple of people at a resort along the way, our time-table was right out the window. We all waited over 20 minutes for these two to show up and board the bus. As they were only going a short distance to a crocodile and wildlife centre, we wondered why they were picked up on this tour anyway. Not only that, but once at the centre, our driver again had to leave us in the bus while they were shepherded to the entrance, taking even more of our time. By the time we reached the Skyrail we didn't have time to step off at any stage but went on directly to the Kuranda stop. There was little time to walk up the hill and get to the market so decided instead to stop at the Kuranda Hotel for something to eat. They had run out of food except for a bowl of hot chips and a drink. All credit to Tony our driver as this situation was not his doing. He was polite at all times.


08 Jun, 2022

Brilliant rail and cable car experience… must do …gold class was lovely … on board staff friendly and entertaining… only frustration was the pick up buses to and from drop off points … super late and unorganised…


03 Jun, 2022

Had an amazing day. Money well spent. The views were amazing and gold class made it a memorable day.


03 Jun, 2022

We had a wonderful time on the Skip the Line train and cable ride. Our hostess in carriage 8 Gold Class was so funny, and attentive. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Well done everyone


30 May, 2022

Enjoyable trip with the highlight being the train ride from Kuranda to Freshwater. I recommend the gold-class option which makes the journey quite relaxing as one is served drinks and canopies. Although the skyrail seemed a long journey it is broken up with a couple scenic stops en route. Not much to Kuranda apart from the opportunity to stretch the lags and pop into the local tavern. Quite a long day if you are staying in Port Douglas.

User's Picture Gallery






Train platform arriving at Kuranda



Waterfall a long the way


Photo opportunity where the train horse shoes round the track.


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