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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

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.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway day trip from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas
  • Skip the line with express tickets for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Travel in Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway with premium seating and morning or afternoon refreshments
  • Have plenty of free time to explore Kuranda and take advantage of discount entry to a variety of attractions and wildlife exhibits
  • Browse the famous Heritage Markets in Kuranda Village at your leisure
  • Take an optional exclusive tour of the World Heritage-listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
  • Marvel at the engineering of the Cairns-Kuranda Railway, constructed between 1882-1891

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Skip-the-line and on-board refreshments with this Gold Class ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Nestled high up the tropical mountains at 1076 feet (328 meters) above sea level, the rain forest village of Kuranda is a must-see destination on any trip to Cairns. Travel to the historic outpost in style, beginning with pickup at your Cairns or port Douglas hotel. Choose the order of your transit options at booking to customize the day. 
On one leg of the journey, skip the line for a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Enjoy Gold Class service in a well-appointed cedar train car featuring comfortable lounge chairs, timber flooring and historic memorabilia. Sip on sparkling Australian wine, tea and coffee and nibble snacks while enjoying magnificent views of mountains and valleys and waterfall-studded Barron Gorge. Receive a complimentary gift pack including a pen, postcard, badge and souvenir guide as a memento of your ride.
On the opposite leg, get an aerial perspective of Tropical North Queensland as you soar over the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Settle into an enclosed 6-passenger gondola and take in panoramic views of the highlands, forest and Coral Sea on the 4.5-mile (7.5-km) ride. Stop at two lookout stations along the way, where you can chat with rangers, stroll along forest boardwalks and snap photos.
In Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to explore the historic village and surrounds. Browse heritage markets, have lunch at a local café (own expense), learn about indigenous history at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or encounter native wildlife like kangaroos, butterflies and koalas at the Rainforestation Nature Park (not included).  
Your full-day rain forest adventure concludes with drop-off back at your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel.

Reviews

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J
, Nov 2018

Sky tram provided a great view and the train return provided great views on the return. This tour only provides transportation to and return from Kuranda. The day in Kuranda is on your own.

I
, Nov 2018

Gold Class and Hostesses were terrific and the refreshments great Scenery magnificient. AWe went up by train and returned by Skyrail. This is a must do while in Cairns.

N
, Nov 2018

The staff were friendly and welcoming. Everything ran very smoothly without issue. A relaxing way to start a holiday

S
, Oct 2018

This was a splendid scenic tour. The Gold Class ticket is worthwhile doing, the staff are very friendly and provide an excellent service which is complemented by the picturesque scenery.

n
, Sep 2018

Wonderful trip.Thanks..

m
, Jul 2018

We really enjoyed this trip. We like being able to experience both modes of transport for the journey to/from Kuranda. Kuranda was also an enjoyable little town

R
, Jun 2018

Opportunities to get up close with native wildlife.

Take the gold class train up and go straight to the Koala park while everyone else is eating after they get off the train. Take the Skyrail back down for more flexibility in schedule.

Would be 5-star if there was more coordination of what to do in Kuranda. Overall a great day with nice views.

T
, May 2018

When we were there the cyclone had caused mudslides so the train wasn't running. Viator reimbursed us for only doing the skyrail both ways - which was wonderful. Only complaint about this was we were the only people not picked up at the port - other tours were!? and we needed to get a taxi. The local tour operator was waiting for us at the Skyrail though!!

s
, Apr 2018

This was a great excursion! I do think the Gold Class was worth the price difference especially given the day we went the train had problems and we had quite a delay. There was plenty of time to visit the butterfly sanctuary which was quite lovely as well as shop in Kuranda for those interested. My grown sons chose to hike...some of the trail markers were not correct not well marked, though, so be aware you might end up with views you already had when the train stopped. Don't just go to the GBR when in Cairns area...do take this train ride and visit the village of Kuranda.

D
, Apr 2018

The Skyrail was a great way to see the rain forest from above. The animal experience, particularly holding a koala extra fee was great. Unfortunately recent heavy rains that flooded the region had washed out the track so we were unable to experience the railway, but everyone involved did their best to try to ensure a wonderful experience despite the inconvenience and long lines at Skyrail due to having to pick up the slack for the railway.


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