Explore the charming village of Kuranda and the World Heritage rain forests of Tropical North Queensland on this full-day adventure from Port Douglas. Chug past waterfall-studded gorges with a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and glide above the treetops from a gondola on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Customize your day with the choice of many different activities, including a visit to Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, guided nature tours at Rainforestation Nature Park, and memorable observation experiences of koalas and exotic birds.
Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Port Douglas
Spectacular views of Barron Falls from the Kuranda Scenic Railway
Onboard commentary during the one hour and 45 minute train ride
Hostess assisted check-in
Variety of options available including Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park
Free time to explore Kuranda Village and browse the famous Heritage Markets
Pickup and drop off at Port Douglas hotels by luxury coach
Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance
Immerse yourself in the ancient, World Heritage-listed rain forest of Tropical North Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Port Douglas hotel and a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. During the 1.5-hour journey, wind around mountainous curves and stop briefly at beautiful Barron Gorge for photos. When you arrive at the station in Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you choose. Browse heritage markets and enjoy lunch at a local café (own expense), or select from a variety of optional activities. Join in an indigenous celebration at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, take an amphibious duck tour at the Rainforestation Nature Park or enjoy an up-close observation of some of Australia’s amazing animals at Birdworld and the Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Additional expense. See Itinerary below for a description of each option.) To return to Port Douglas, glide above the lush canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. From inside a 6-passenger gondola, get a unique perspective of the forest and enjoy views that stretch far out into the Coral Sea. Stop at two different lookouts to capture photos and chat with forest rangers. Your full-day rainforest adventure concludes with drop-off back at your Port Douglas hotel in the early evening.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The ride was great, along with the...
, Dec 2016
The ride was great, along with the history of the railroad. Good weather so the views and scenery were quite good.
Excellent trip, one of the best during our travels in Australia. Great blend of viewing the rainforest canopy, rainsforest activities and a relaxing railway return. Great for familiy's and not too intense. Very well organised.
Great day out - scenic railway to Kuranda, then skyrail back down again. Didn't book any other element of the package, but the aforementioned combination only allowed us time for lunch in somewhat touristic Kuranda. Overall great value, would recommend.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway trip is an excellent day out. We caught the train from Cairns to Kuranda and then got the Sky-rail back. A little bit rushed so don't expect to see all the attractions of Kuranda in one day. We saw the Kuranda Birdworld and Kuranda Koala attractions which were both wonderful. The train trip was interesting with many bridges and tunnels to navigate. The Sky Rail was great with the view of the rainforest and waterfalls to enjoy. Not to be missed.
A great day out. This trip proved better than we expected. The coach driver was very well organised, as various people were doing activities in a different order. all the relevant information was made very clear. The train journey is magnificent, very scenic and a sociable ride. There are a variety of activities available in Kuranda, shopping, wildlife, butterflies and river trips and many places to eat. The cable car down provided magnificent views..
Very enjoyable excursion both the train trip and the cable car the views were spectacular however there was too much time available for the market at the top 4hours which was unnecessary especially in the extreme heat.
Excellent tour. Loved seeing the rainforest. Awesome seeing the Barron Falls.Taking the skyrail up and railway down was fun. Shopping in Kuranda was great. Lots to see. Wish we had more time to shop but it we had a wonderful time.