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.

After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, you’ll be driven in a comfortable coach to the Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway departure point. You’ll have your choice of taking the Skyrail in one direction and the Scenic Railway in the other direction, in the order that suits you.

On the Kuranda Skyrail, you’ll be amazed as you glide quietly just above the rainforest canopy in a comfortable 6-person gondola. There are two stations en route where you can enjoy a short walk to an interpretive center and to lookouts with spectacular views of the rainforest, the Coral Sea and the Cairns Highlands. At the stops, rangers can answer any questions you may have about the region.
You’ll travel with extra comfort on the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Gold Class, which includes an ambiance-filled cedar car with lounge-style chairs, timber flooring and historical photographs. During the journey, your host will offer snacks and beverages including sparkling Australian wine, tea and coffee. You’ll also receive a Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack with a badge, pen, postcard, postage and souvenir trip guide.

Rising from sea level to 1076 feet (328m), the journey to Kuranda passes through World Heritage-listed rainforest, skirting spectacular waterfalls and the awe-inspiring Barron Gorge. Upon arrival in the village of Kuranda, you’ll find a variety of attractions and shopping to explore for the day with ample free time.

Choose to browse the heritage markets; grab some food in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense); or see the wildlife at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). There are many options for you to do as much or as little as you like on your Kuranda day trip.

Upon return, your coach will transfer you to your accommodation.

  • 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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - please ensure to 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 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Usha S

11 Feb, 2020

We took the train up to Kuranda and Sky Rail. Both trips were exceptional. Walking around Kuranda was interesting. We were in the Gold Class which was great. Service of food and drink was very good

Raymond P

03 Feb, 2020

A brilliant day from start to finish - boarded the train at the station and we had paid extra for gold class enjoying beer wine and tasty nibbles for the 90 mins on board. The views were stunning from the train and a stop to see the waterfalls - we then disembarked in Kuranda where we had around 2 hours to see the market stalls and shops and we also went to see the Koala Park. Our trip back to our coach was down the cable car - a 45 minute journey over the rainforest - there are also a couple of stops where you can get off for pictures and back down to the coach park . A brilliant day and a must do if in the area


03 Feb, 2020

Fantastic day all round. Well organised and gold class well worth the extra cost as drink on arrival at station welcome. Service by Luke on the train and unlimited drinks and snacks made the fab views from the train a perfect day.

Karen J

17 Dec, 2019

We booked the Gold Class and were really treated like royalty. It started with a dedicated waiting area, where we received a Mocktail. Upon boarding the train, we were shown to our luxury seats. The hostess was very attentive and informative throughout. Lovely food and drinks. The train journey is amazing. We had some time in Kurunda which is a lovely little town. The Cable Car journey was also an amazing experience with fantastic views. We stopped at both viewing points on the way down. A great experience, I would highly recommend booking the Gold Class for an extra special experience.

Sue C

20 Nov, 2019

This was a lovely experience. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to take a leisurely train ride up the mountain.

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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