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.
The tour was so well organised, the staff all lovely and the air rail something to be experienced. I'd recommend this to anyone.
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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.
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.
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.
Every thing went to plan, all aspects good, from pick-up to drop-off. Thanks.
Amazing way to see the rainforest in Cairns. By doing the sky rail and train you get to see so much more.
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.
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.
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.
Very well organised, clean transport. A chance to see the real rainforest and combine that with a beautiful scenic railway trip.
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.
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.
Would have liked more time in Kuranda. Went on a river boat ride and loved it. Thank you.
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.
Very nice to get picked up and delivered to our hotel by nice people. We did not have enough time in Kuranda to see and shop before having to return. We had no idea there would be such wonderful shopping. We would suggest making a later time available for return and clarifying the type and amount of shopping available.
In spite of the crowds, the wait, and the electrical problems on the train, this was a very memorable part of our Queensland trip! Our guide was great. He had a wealth of knowledge and an easygoing nature, and he took time to explain things to us and to talk about different facets of the rain forest. He was a credit to the Kurunda tour. He made our day!
Tour was a great experience and would be a must do on anyone's itinerary.
Everything ran very smoothly. Wish we had known just how lovely Kuranda was going to be, as we would have elected for the later train and spent more time there.
This tour was very good.
Great train trip, good information and loved that the train stopped for photos at Barron falls. Loved the town at Kurranda. The Butterfly House and the Bird House were good to visit. Enjoyed wandering through the old market area. I wasn't keen about travelling back on Skyrail, as I don't like heights, but the view from up there is amazing. The staff were great. Would have preferred an option of travelling back by train or bus.
Due to a landslide, the train was not available for all the trip and there was a lot of confusion as to what was happening. Although nice to see Kuranda itself is far too small to spend 4 hours in and so this meant people wanted to leave on buses earlier than planned which just caused more problems.