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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway Tours and Activities

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Winding its way through the ancient rainforests, dramatic gorges, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscapes of Queensland’s tropical north, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of Australia’s most spectacular train journeys. Running 23 miles (37 kilometers) from Cairns in the south to Kuranda in the north, the route is a thrilling one. As it passes through an impressive 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges, the railway affords panoramic views of the Barron Gorge National Park.

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Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Journey to the rain forest village of Kuranda via two unique transit options on this memorable full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Skip the line and enjoy Gold Class service aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through lush mountain passes and waterfall gorges along the way. In the opposite direction, glide above the treetops in a gondola and soak up spectacular views of the mountains and coastline on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. In Kuranda, enjoy leisure time to explore the heritage markets, learn about aboriginal culture or interact with native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
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US$165.42
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the lush beauty, amazing wildlife and rich heritage of Tropical North Queensland on this customizable full-day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Travel to this enchanting rain forest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. Hang out with koalas and exotic birds, browse local markets and opt to include a delicious buffet lunch. At the end of the day, glide through the treetops back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 7 hours
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US$125.72
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 10 hours
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US$190.62
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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US$125.72
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Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Escape the tourist trail for an off-road adventure in Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. Hop aboard a 4WD for a thrilling tour of the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, exploring hidden trails not normally accessible to the public and admiring natural wonders like Surprise Falls and Lake Morris. After free time to enjoy lunch (own expense) and browse the markets in Kuranda Village, enjoy aerial views over the Kuranda rainforest with a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Scenic Railway.
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  • 10 hours
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US$155.01
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns
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Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns

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This small-group tour includes transfers from your port or hotel to the amazing Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the World Heritage listed rainforest before re-boarding to the Barron Falls. View the magnificent Barron Gorge, falls & visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before re-boarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. A short walk takes you to the quaint village of Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. You will have two hours to eat, shop and explore. Later, make your way to the nearby Kuranda Railway Station to board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest over 37 bridges & through 15 tunnels. From Freshwater Station you will be transferred back to your hotel or port arriving about 4pm. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
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  • 8 hours
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cairns ATV Adventure Tour and Morning Train

Cairns ATV Adventure Tour and Morning Train

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Experience the beautiful Kuranda rainforest on this train and ATV adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, climb aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway and marvel at picturesque views of waterfalls, ravines, and the spectacular Barron Gorge. Then, travel with a guide on a heart-thumping journey through the rainforest. Get outfitted with safety and rain gear, take a quick training session, and enjoy afternoon tea—all included in the tour price.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Kuranda Scenic Railway hours of operation?
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Kuranda Scenic Railway hours of operation: Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kuranda Scenic Railway tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kuranda Scenic Railway can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kuranda Scenic Railway 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kuranda Scenic Railway costs USD 59.48. Guided Kuranda Scenic Railway tours start around USD 59.48 per person.
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