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The views both on the journey up via the Scenic railway and back down via the skyrail were spectacular and were both enjoyable journeys. Rainforeststation was also well worth the visit with a nice little wildlife section, an educational trip into the surrounding area on the army ducks and very interesting displays of aboriginal culture and dance.
One of many tourists on this excursion - but it was well planned and there was always someone around to ask.
Fantastic day trip, stunning views and helpful information provided. Relaxed journey on the train ending at a beautifully maintained station. Great value for money trip a photographers dream!
The trip was well worthwhile as the final attraction when combined with the Tjapukai Cultural Centre and Skyrail trip over the rainforest.
Excellent! Beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities to take photos!
This was the most amazing trip. beautiful scenery. Nice way to travel up the hill, with the train and back down going over the trees of the rainforest with the skyrail. Also much to do in Kuranda itself: souvenir shops (beautiful gift shops!), places to eat, butterfly sanctuary, ... the rainforestation was really nice. I would have liked to have had an extra half an hour to an hour to spend in Kuranda itself though (because I did the tour with rainforestation included).
Excellent trip. We took the train to Kuranda and returned on the Sky Rail. Despite the rain the whole day was very enjoyable.
Very good tour. We missed the rain in the morning so got good pics. Rained coming down
The train ride up was amazing - the sky rail would have been equally as nice if the clouds didn't roll in- but it was expected this time of year.
Beautiful ride through the rainforest. I loved the commentary and scenery.
Lived the train trip and sky rail return. Had plenty of time at the nature park. Included lunch was good as well -- one of the better lunches that were part of a package.
The view from the skyrail was just amazing! Would do the skyrail again.
Wow it was so nice I'm looking forward to go again on this train breath taking scenaries water fall amazing rail trip superb
Did this tour (the opposite way round) 17 years ago. This time going to the Tjapuki centre first, enjoyed throwing spears and boomerangs, and a fantastic dance show. Then walked to the Sky rail which took us to Kuranda. The journey back was spectacular and brought back some good memories.
Our best day in during our Oz holiday so far. Go up on the train and return by Skyrail. The view of Cairns and the Bay are spectacular are you leave the rainforest and approach station at bottom.
Very enjoyable day.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Kuranda and we were particularly impressed with the friendliness and the help provided by the staff throughout the day. The trip in the train was very relaxing and the scenery along the way was stunning, particularly the waterfalls. We had a few hours to enjoy Kuranda and managed to pick up a couple of bargains at the markets. Coming down on the cable car was well worth the expense - the views are spectacular and we were able to enjoy some stopovers on the way down. A great day overall.
A very well organised day as we were picked up from the hotel we were given a detailed itinerary of the day and all our tickets for the train and cable car.The cable car is not for anyone afraid of heights! You are very high up but with fantastic views back down to Cairnes and then over the rainforest. There are 2 stops on route where you can have a walk amongst the trees and see the waterfall. Kuranda has lots of gift shops and cafes to visit.
On the train you are allocated seats and have some views between the trees but not as good as from the cable car.
My daughter and I travelled up on the train and returned on the Skyway - we had 4 hours in Kuranda which is plenty of time to see the sights and have lunch. We visited the Butterfly Park - well worth a visit. The train journey is great and the Skyway is spectacular, though if afraid of heights can be scary. A very pleasant day out.
This tour is like three tours in one. It starts with a very scenic journey on the railway up the mountain, then a tour around a small zoo that included involvement in boomerang throwing and trying to play a Didgeridoo, finally a ride down via the Sky rail with a stop off to walk in the rain forest. A brilliant tour with plenty of variation throughout the day.