• Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Explore the Kuranda Rainforest — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on a full-day tour from Cairns. Travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda, getting views of the rainforest and Barron Gorge along the way. Visit the Rainforestation Nature Park and see the wildlife during a tour in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle. Then step on board the 6-person gondola at the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for the return journey to Cairns, with time to stop at Barron Falls and Red Peak Station en route.


  • Full-day tour to Kuranda, from Cairns
  • See the the ancient rainforest of Kuranda, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the Barron Gorge from the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Look for wildlife during a guided tour in Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Stop at Barron Falls and Red Peak Station when returning via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

What You Can Expect

Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Customer Reviews

Wendy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This basically becomes a self guided tour but all transport is covered beautifully scenery from the train and sky rail
Do it

Nigel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent day with breath taking scenery. Skyrail amazing. Army Duck tour very interesting and worth doing. Only slight moan was a bit too much time to wander in Kuranda after doing some shopping.

Dorothy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

First of all this is an all-day experience and worth the cost. This is the chance to see the Kuranda area by railroad and realize just how difficult it was to build the whole thing. The Army Duck Rainforest Tour could have been longer. We would have enjoyed riding the duck more. But the Skyrail was just plain awesome!!! And what made it even better is that you can stop at two places and get off and take your time to see the area. Great fun!!!

Cecilia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a must for any tourist or even residents. Wonderful experience to see the beauty of Kuranda rainforest by rail and skyway. So much beauty in every turn. The duck tour was a wonderful experience. We saw native plants, tour guide explaned what they were used for, oh so much information but worth knowing it all. It was also wonderful to visit the different shops. Had to control myself not to buy a lot of things I liked. Thought of my luggage weight. Skyrail was awesome, we were so high up in the air, horizon was beautiful, forest floor was awesome and we had a chance to gey off the gondola to walk in some areas of the rainforest. We had light sweater just in case it gets cool.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Beautiful and fun trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour and experience. I would recommend this tour to everyone going to Cairns

Tom B

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

Good tour of a rain forest and free time to get to know nature or shop whichever was your preference. Train ride up and gondola down was perfect trip.

Jan R

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

We enjoyed this trip. The scenic railway was beautiful, only to be outdone by the skyrail trip back. The skyrail stops at a couple of places where you can venture off into the forest! The duck boat operator was informative, but it is a really short tour that only ventures out about a mile.

Debra T

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

This was a very interesting tour. The narrow gauge railway was very scenic, but the duck ride was especially fun! We didn't know those existed, and it was good to see those vehicles from World War II being recycled.

Juan S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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