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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.
This makes a great family trip! Highly recommend the skyway over the rainforest, it's simply amazing!
Unfortunately, it was a cloudy, rainy day and many of the best views were obscured. There was plenty of time in Kuranda, but not quite enough time at the Skyrail stops to walk into the rainforest. The Tjapukai segment was outstanding except for the explanation about the bush foods and medicinal plants which was rushed and not very understandable. Learning to throw the boomerang was a highlight.
The train ride was very scenic and Skyrail had great views out to the ocean. It's so quiet floating above the rainforest canopy. The highlight though was Tjapukai, it was interesting hearing the stories and about the culture of the Aboriginal people of the area.
This was a nice full day of activity. We loved the town of Kuranda, there was good shopping there, and we enjoyed the Koala Gardens! The train ride and sky rail were peaceful and serene, but we found the Tjapuki Tour most interesting!
Had done this trip before but for the two family members I travelled with this was their first time. The Down Under staff were extremely helpful, always there to ensure the whole day ran smoothly and on time. They were courteous and friendly throughout.
Robert Edward P
Well, without getting 'gushy' I thought the tour was well worth the expense. Everyone involved with the event / tour were pleasant, professional, and efficient. The scenery, the activities made for a most pleasant and enjoyable time. I will recommend this tour to my friends in the USA should they visit Australia, especially the Cairns area.