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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

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Port Douglas, Australia
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Onboard commentary during the one hour and 45 minute train ride
  • Variety of options available including Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Pickup and drop off at Port Douglas hotels by luxury coach
  • Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance
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Hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotels only)
One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Tjapukai (if option not selected)
Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)
Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)
Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from selected Port Douglas hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Choose the Tjapukai package option to have this included. Discover the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Cultural Park - showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture through traditional dance, storytelling and more.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Glide over and through the canopy of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the spectacular views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. There are two stops along this gondola journey where you can alight and explore the rainforest from within.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rainforestation Nature Park
Choose the Rainforestation Package if you would like to visit this wonderful nature park. See Australian wildlife in their wildlife park, and take an amphibious Army Duck tour through the rainforest.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Take a historic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, travelling through the rainforest and along the mountainside of Barron Gorge.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Down Under Tours - Day Tours
Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator with an extensive range of tour options to suit any taste. We love to share the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and the ancient rainforest with our passengers.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Down Under Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas.

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Gold class was really very comfortable.Staff were excellent.
Gilmour
, Mar 2020
Manage to upgrade to gold class.We had lovely time.Great scenery from the train and from the viewing platforms.
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Treetops
borretts
, Dec 2019
The train was cancelled due to bushfires so we came by very good bus The staff were all helpful and informative
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Lovely trip
babshewitt
, Oct 2019
Lovely trip, well organised with plenty of time to explore, lovely views form both train (up) and sky rail (down) good for children and adults. Best time would be after the wet season tho’ the lack of water didn’t spoil it for me
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The ride was great, along with the...
Amrit G
, Dec 2016
The ride was great, along with the history of the railroad. Good weather so the views and scenery were quite good.
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Excellent trip, one of the best...
kmootien
, Dec 2016
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.
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Great day out - scenic railway to...
Norman R
, Oct 2016
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.
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The Kuranda Scenic Railway trip is...
John F
, Aug 2016
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.
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very enjoyable day, would recommend...
David C
, Mar 2016
very enjoyable day, would recommend this to everyone.
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A great day out. This trip proved...
Jennifer H
, Mar 2016
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..
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Very enjoyable excursion both the...
Forebones
, Feb 2016
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.
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