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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Cairns, Australia
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7 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 6 more


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.
  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride over the forest canopy
  • Hostess assisted check-in
  • Spectacular views across Cairns and the rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Variety of options available including Kuranda Scenic Railway, 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 Cairns and northern beaches hotels by luxury coach
  • Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance
After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional). 

If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct).

Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.

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Very good
, Jun 2019
Skyraul and train to Kuranda was very interesting. There were a variety of shops in Kuranda to look at.
beautiful ..gorgeous ...lovely view of...
, Apr 2018
beautiful ..gorgeous ...lovely view of the rainforest ..didnt want to get off the rail
A really lovely day out to Kuranda...
, Apr 2018
A really lovely day out to Kuranda with plenty to see. Unfortunately the train wasnt running due to the torrential rain the week before so they stopped it running for a few days. The cable car was amazing which we took both ways due to the train not running. The driver picked us up really early and so we were left outside the entrance waiting to get in. A really great place to visit. Would definitely recomment this trip.
Really good outing - we saw it all...
, Nov 2017
Really good outing - we saw it all! Train, cable car, Kuranda, and the Rainforestation. Excellent outing! Highly Recommended. Very good logistics - very organized, with hotel pickup and drop-off.
This was far better than I imagined...
William R
, Jul 2017
This was far better than I imagined the train was a terrific experience, comfortable and it makes a couple stops for photos. At the top go to the far end of main street to the butterfly house! It costs 20 but worth every penny and more. the cable car down was fun just two people in a six person car, they make two optional stops for short walks to lookouts, and if it is raining, they loan umbrellas visit the lookout places they are very nice.
Beautiful, fun day. Driver picked up...
Merry W
, May 2017
Beautiful, fun day. Driver picked up on time - railway journey was beautiful. Enjoyed time in Kuranda - getting to hold Yoshi at the Koala park was an added bonus- the wildlife parks were very enjoyable, and the Cableway was a nice way to end - make sure and leave time for the stops on the way down.
This was a fabulous experience...
, Apr 2017
This was a fabulous experience.... the train was ok, but the cable car ride was one for the ages! It was one of three top highlights of our whole trip to Australia, and matched climbing the Sydney Harbor bridge. Just amazing!! Don't miss it. The trip, pickup and drop-offs were extremely well organized and punctual. The driver on the trip back was somewhat ornery, because the pictures we ordered from the cable way was taking too much time, and so not our fault. But this is not a bid issue at all, the overall experience was astounding, and the Kuranda village was a nice quiet place to relax and have lunch.
Wonderful time, had a great day but...
Cynthia E
, Jan 2017
Wonderful time, had a great day but would have loved to have spent more time in Karanda.
The Skyrail was Nice but the train...
, Jan 2017
The Skyrail was Nice but the train was so slow it was not enjoyable the destination was okay but everything has a price when experiencing.
This was a enjoyable, informative...
, Aug 2016
This was a enjoyable, informative day out. Friendly and helpful staff, lots to see and do. Butterfly sanctuary was a disappointment , in and out in about half and hour. Everything else great.

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