4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Palm Cove, Australia
  • Duration:  7.5 - 10 hours

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove. 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
November 2010

It was a beautiful experience! The train ride allowed to enjoy the scenery but the sky rail was more exciting. In Kuranda was available buses to take us and bring us very good lunch and a ride on the amphibious Excellent!! Translated from Spanish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

We took the railway up, and we returned by the sky tram. Kuranda has many tourist shops. The wildlife/cultural park offered by the Viator package is well worth the money.

Gregory P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2009

My husband and I found the tour a great pleasure to go on and we have recommended it to all our friends and family. We have the greatest respect for the drivers and we could not fault them at all. I will say it again it was the best time we ever had and we will be doing it again when we go back up there.

Alan D
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2009

Every thing went to plan, all aspects good, from pick-up to drop-off. Thanks.

Scott S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2008

Amazing way to see the rainforest in Cairns. By doing the sky rail and train you get to see so much more.

Malcolm R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

An experience and a half. The Sky Rail was very good. If you're in Kuranda, don't miss this. The Butterfly Museum we visited for very little cost was fantastic. The guide who conducted the tour was the most knowledgeable we had met, and was very passionate about the butterflies. The people of Kuranda were very friendly and warm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2007

What an excellent trip! We were picked up on time from hotel. We were fortunate enough to have a courteous and efficient driver for transfer to Freshwater station, which was a beautiful site. The Skyrail was an unforgettable experience. Kuranda station and the surrounding town were beautiful, with excellent tourist facilities. The trip back by vintage train was memorable, with extensive views of mountain and gorge. Pickup at Freshwater and return to my hotel were both done expeditiously, and as usual from the tour group - on time and courteously.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2007

Skyride was great as we skimmed the tops of the trees. Kuranda was lovely and perfect for shopping and having a nice lunch. Having a picture holding a koala was priceless and the Butterfly Museum was also very interesting. Only downside was train tracks were wiped out in mudslide so it was only a quick back and forth.

Loreta M
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2006

Very well organised, clean transport. A chance to see the real rainforest and combine that with a beautiful scenic railway trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2006

Wonderful tour, will recommend to all my pals.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

The train and skyrail were wonderful, surprised pleasantly by the 'travelogue' supplied by Queensland rail, and the attentiveness of the the staff on the train. A little disappointed in the village of Kuranda itself - the famous handmade markets now seem to be occupied by some aging hippies, selling imported goods. The Honey shop was good, and the shops selling Aboriginal art were also good.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2015

Everything ran very smoothly and the scenic railway, rainforestation tour and the sky rail were great things to do for our kids and us alike. If anything the bus pickup at the end of the day could have been much earlier as we did not feel we needed as much time as allowed for in Kuranda or coming back down on the sky rail. Would suggest an hour earlier pickup.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2008

Would have liked more time in Kuranda. Went on a river boat ride and loved it. Thank you.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2008

All was well working, also the weather was fine.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2008

This is a nice operation all around, but the schedule is rushed, as there is a lot to see and do. We asked to extend our train return, as more time is needed on this trip, and were accommodated. We had to wait to start due to crowds, and were not able to leave until ten in the morning, so time was lost. It would be worth staying over in Kuranda longer or even overnight.

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