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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:7.5 to 10 hours

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The train and train ride were very scenic . The ride coming down just seemed a tad long, but overall a splendid trip.

Lucy
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The Scenic railway was fantastic. A great way to see the beautiful gorge and rainforest.
Kuranda is a very touristy place with not much to do other then shopping, art galleries and animal sanctuary. There was enough time for us to do everything we wanted. everything shuts at 3.30/4pm when the tourists leave
The best part of the tour was the sky rail. Beautiful views.
We would recommend when you switch cable cars mid way that you take a short walk to view Barron Falls and hop back on the next car.
Hotel pick up and drop offs were on time and swift. Our bus was delayed on the way back so they put us on a different bus. Very well organised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

An excellent day out with a range of activities. Great views on the train trip up. Kuranda itself is a little 'touristy' but still enjoyable for a couple of hours or so. Another highlight is the rainforest excursion but the best part is the skyrail trip above the forest canopy. Good value for money and an excellent way to view the countryside in a leisurely manner!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The tour was great - bus driver was very funny on the ride home. Enjoyed the free time to walk around and tour at my pace. The only thing I did not think was great was the lunch provided at the Aboriginal center. Not enough people to have the buffet that was listed and only had 15 minutes to eat. Activities were wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Everything well organised, beautiful scenery, wonderful markets waiting at Kuranda. A lovely day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Well organised and efficiently led tour by very friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The cultural visit was terrific.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Memorable Trip, very well organised, was happy to receive a detailed itinerary for the trip, beautiful place ,was pleasantly surprised that Indian Vegetarian Lunch was arranged,View from Skyrail was breathtaking, Rail Trip was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great trip. The cultural center was very interesting. Train journey spectacular. Wasn't too impressed with Kurunda plenty of time too see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Had the best day, train and Skyrail trips were so good. Also loved Birdworld.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent tour that allows you to experience some of the best that Cairns has to offer! Don't miss the opportunity to cuddle a Koala in Kuranda! The same place will also allow you to feed Kangaroos. Kuranda also has some of the best shops to get souvenirs that you won't find anyplace else. We loved the scenic railway. We also had a delicious outback grill lunch which you can have if you choose that in your options. The food there was really good. The only downside about our tour is that we were on a pretty tight schedule because there was so much to do in one day so we were a little rushed at some points. We would have liked the opportunity to spend a little more time exploring and shopping in Kuranda. Really fun time though. One thing to keep in mind is to plan accordingly because almost all shops in Kuranda close by 4:00pm and the skyrail only runs until about 4:30 or 5:00pm so if you miss it you will most likely be stranded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a fantastic tour. Lots of places and time to enjoy the sites. Great lunch too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Nice day trip to Kuranda. Aboriginal show was informative and entertaining. Skyrail trip wa s thrilling and Barron Falls were spectacular with all the rain the week before. Take bug spray

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Excellent customer service from the tour guides really enjoyable and informative just fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The view from the cable car was amazing. The return trip on the railway had fantastic views also. In Kuranda we loved the Butterfly Sanctuary, just beautiful :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Four of us did this tour for my husbands 60th birthday day. We travelled to the top in a Skyway Cable Car, scenery of which was remarkable. We did boomerang throwing, spear throwing, spent time with some aboriginees, rainforest and lunch, which was VERY good (buffet style with plenty of choice). We took the Scenic Railway on the way down and, again, impressive scenery, nice carriages, lots of photo opportunities. Highly recommended this tour and Viator.com whom I booked several tours with from the UKL and not once did I have aproblem with them picking us up or anything whilst in Australia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

We rode the train up to Kuranda and the Skyrail back. It was a wonderful, relaxing trip and so much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Wonderful trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Loved the tour; best day in the 14 I was in Australia. The railway was breathtaking and relaxing. The rail car sky rail back was also breathtaking but more invigorating……although I was a bit nervous at first I soon relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We very much enjoyed our day in Kuranda. What we liked most was that after the tour guide drops you off you are on your own for the rest of the day. He gives you all the travel tools you need to feel completely comfortable but we were thrilled to learn we had the day to explore on our own and make the day however we wanted.

Angie
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

The tour we took included the Rainforest stop so a lot to do in a day.
Train journey was excellent and well organized, Kuranda had way more to offer than expected and having done the Rainforest option would advise spending your time better by simply exploring Kuranda.
Cable car ride back down was an excellent way to finish the day followed by excellent Scones and T in the cafe at the bottom.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The bus picked us up from our hotel right on time. All directions were well laid out for us as we boarded the train with pre selected seats. Kuranda was a lovely adventure the highlight being a pic holding Hogan a delightful koala ! The sky rail can be daunting but the views are spectacular !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Most enjoyable day. From pick up to drop off. Lunch included was an added bonus I didn't,t realise we got.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very nice ride in the forest...

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