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My wife and I stayed in Port Douglas for nine days. What a great time we had, without doubt this would have to rate as one of the best holidays we have ever had. The accomodation, the food,the town and sight seeing did not give us any time to be sorry we came. During our stay we did three full day excursions one of which was the Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip. I booked this online with Viator, It was so easy and prompt. They gave precise details to arrange times and pickup points.
On the day the coach arrived on time and from then on everthing ran like clockwork. We were taken to the Skyrail Station in Cairns, what an experience We were taken over the rainforest to Kuranda then on to the Rainforest Station and Tjapukai where we spent the rest of the day discovering our forest and animals.
We then took the Kurand Railway back to our coach for the trip back to Port Douglas. Unlike other coach tours we have done at no time did we feel rushed off our feet. Although my wife did not have a great deal of time to shop at the Kuranda Markets this was not a problem as we drove back up a few days later.
The tour was very well organised and I thought it was very good value for the money. Well done
Brilliant ! The scenery was breathtaking, the Skyride rates as one of the most exciting experiences I have had. The organisation of the trip was executed with military precision, which helped the day to run smoothly allowing time for me to take full advantage of every minute. A must do for everyone visiting The area.
Unfortunately the weather was not on our side the day we did this trip, view from the sky rail because of this was impaired, the so called barbecue was like a feast excellent food.
Breathtaking, especially the sky rail and railway.
The tour guide was excellent.
Excellent day especially enjoyed the Sky Rail over the forest. Lots to do at the Rainforestation Park including an excellent lunch!
This was such a marvellous experience. I didn't expect to have so much included in the day trip. Aboriginee Dancing, cable car ride through the rain forest and wonderful scenic railway trip back down from village of Kuranda. Coped with everything in spite of being disabled. Good value trip!
This was just the best, the staff was informative and smiley the scene was fantastic the market was just great and i loved the town of Kuranda
Good day out, scenic railway has some great scenery and the butterfly, birds and other animals are good fun. Cable car make down is very high but offers amazing views!
Wonderfully organised trip as different choices as to what you want to do on trip. Guide relly informative on route - stopped at scenic points including trres full of fruit bats! The railway and sky rail were fantastic also the Rainforestation Park we visited. Thoroughly enjoyed this worthwhile trip!
A good day with lots of things to see and do. Efficient pickup and drop-off. Friendly helpful driver and guide. Very well organised. The train and Skyrail were stunning journeys. Tjapukai was well structured, with plenty of things to do and see. Perhaps a little too long in Kuranda. It's a fairly interesting place, but you can 'do' it in 1.5 hours. I would recommend doing this tour; it was run by a very reputable company, and I felt that it was a quality event.
Brilliant, and great views. Best to do the one with the train ride first. I paid extra to have GOLD CLASS. Viator doesn't offer this, but I asked when I arrived as I saw it advertised. It may be worth ringing ahead in case it is full. The extras were complimentary drinks--champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks--snacks, and a souvenir pen. Main thing: You had an armchair to sit in, a guaranteed window seat, and room to move from side to side to get the best views.
The train and rail ride is a great way to take in the beautiful scenes, the stop at Kuranda Village had plenty of shops. The Tjapukai Aboriginal Park is a must, great way to learn about the indigenous people of Australia. You also get to learn and actually throw the spear and boomerang.
This was a wonderful "no pressure" trip. We were picked up at our hotel and returned at the end of the day. We did everything on our own time. We also got a chance to talk with Aboriginal people at the Cultural Center, which was enlightening.
A nice relaxing day with the views from the train fantastic. Coming down on the cable car was great
This day trip was fab. After being picked up we were firstly up in the gondolas high above the forest, felt very priviledged. Walking through the village then to the 'duck' was great, knowledgable guide,then the very good buffet lunch.Welcoming guide directed us to everywhere, Koalas, Maori presentation through dance etc and then we had a go at throwing the boomerang! Returned by scenic railway (lovely station) back down to reality! Highlight, the gondola.
My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time! We loved the zoo, the Army Ducks, the Aboriginal songs, and the skyrail! The only negative we had was that the day was very regimented. We did not really get to explore the city of Kuranda at all because the train going back to Cairns eparted early. We would definitely recommend this day trip to our friends though!
WOW the views from the cable car are great, over the rainforest, stopping at two stations and looking at the different plants and views to the dam. The area at the top of the island was full of stores, etc. but we didn't have enough time to look at everything. Lunch, aboriganul dancers very good, the wildlife Jack the ripper was enormous and now I know why he lives by himself. The train ride down was quaint and you could see the cable car on the opposite mountain. Lovely views of the waterfall and Cairns below.
This was a brilliant day out with lots of different things to do. The scenery was beautiful. My only negative comment is that we were rushed back to the cable car when infact there was enough time to browse around the village for a little longer and still make our transfer back to the hotel. Other than that I totally recommend it!
The scenery was breathtaking from both the train and the cable car. We were given only 40 minutes to be in Kuranda before the bus left for the rainforest. We would have loved time for the butterfuly sanctuary. Very sorry we missed that. The rainforest station is very nice but a bit touristy.
Rainy day so not able to do much at each train stop. Arrangements were good. Lunch was great and the Aboriginal Cultral Centre was very enjoyable.