• Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Get a taste of the tropics while in port in Cairns with this half-day shore excursion to Kuranda rainforest. Ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway high up into the Kuranda Ranges; visit the beautiful Barron Falls and explore Kuranda Village. After lunch at the Kuranda Hotel (included), enjoy spectacular views of the Kuranda rainforest as you jump aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 6-hour shore excursion from Cairns: Kuranda Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Railway
  • Soar over the Kuranda rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hop off to visit Kuranda village and Barron Falls
  • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Kuranda Ranges
  • Great-value tour includes port pick-up, lunch and all activities
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Cairns Shore Excursion: Small-Group Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway Day Trip Including Lunch

Kuranda Railway Station

Meet your guide on arrival at Yorkey's Knob or Cairns Cruiseship Terminal to begin your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway day trip.

Head straight to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway terminal at Smithfield and jump aboard the cable car for an exhilarating ride into the mountains. Enjoy magnificent aerial views over the Kuranda Range and Cairns' northern beaches as you climb high into the mountains, and hop off to admire views over Barron Falls.

Arrive at the Skyrail terminal in Kuranda and transfer to nearby Kuranda Village, where you’ll have free time to browse the markets and shops.

After picking up some unique souvenirs, tuck into a delicious lunch (included) at the Kuranda Hotel, accompanied by a beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Finally, finish your adventure with a ride on the Kuranda Railway and wind your way down the mountains through the Kuranda Rainforest. Please note: Depending on your cruise ship departure time, you will return on either the 2pm or 3pm Kuranda Railway back to Cairns. Your guide will not accompany you on the cableway or railway, but will be waiting for you at the terminal on arrival.

This shore excursion is not available from Port Douglas.

Customer Reviews

Jeannine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wonderful trip and tour by our guides!

Paul N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great day, Eileen Smith, organised everything, it all worked like clockwork. Meal in Frog cafe was excellent, couldn't ask for a better day, or a better tour operator. Many thanks Cairns Tableland Tours.

Maggie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an excellent excursion and I highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Cairns. Eileen and her husband Clive were amazing tour operators. Promptly on time and were very professional and informative during the entire time they were with us. Skyrail, train and visiting Kuranda were very enjoyable and being in a small group compared to other excursion that fill up big buses, made this even more of a special adventure. The lunch in Kuranda was at a nice restaurant and was very tasty. Took my 85 year old parents on this excursion and they love it. Once again, highly recommend this tour to anyone as a fun day trip!

ploppenheim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Three stars for the rain forest, but FIVE STARS for the tour operators, Eileen and Clive. Our small group turned out to be just us, so when we really didn't enjoy the rain forest we were able to adjust and not take the train ride back. Eileen was truly disappointed we hadn't enjoyed the trip up. But as we explained, there wasn't much to look at except the tops of trees and the waterfall. There were not bird, butterflies or other wildlife. We asked if she could help us arrange a helicopter ride out to the reef as our plan for the previous day had fallen through. We had a coffee and talked while waiting to here back. We were not optimistic as it was last minute and we were on a cruise and the ship usually gobbles up the limited capacity of small tours. But, Eileen knew someone and came through for us. So, you may or may not like the rainforest. BUT YOU WILL NOT REGRET HIRING TABLELAND TOURS FOR THIS TOUR OR ANY OTHER TOUR. Thanks Eileen and Clive!

Mrs Jane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very good and informative tour. Lunch was excellent too.
We were told by others afterwards that the tour is better the other way around, train first and Skyrail to come back down but we enjoyed it anyway.

Duncan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Had a brillant time, our tour guides gave 100 plenty of information, very friendly and could not be more helpful.

Rick R

4 star rating: Recommended April 2018

Was a good trip. Owner and husband were at the cruise terminal as we exited and we headed off. One change, however, the Kuranda Rail was out of commission due to a landslide. So we took the cable car up to Kuranda on our own. Lesley meet us in Kuranda as we exited the cable cars. Gave us some info on Kuranda, where to shop, etc. Then we had about an hour to wander before meeting up for lunch. Lesley and Clive were great hosts, lunch was very good as was the conversation. Nothing to do with Lesley and Clive, but I was not impressed with Kuranda nor the shopping.
We drove back to Cairns where a visit to the Cairns aquarium was substituted for the cancelled rail journey. As it turns out, that was a better option the aquarium is dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of North Queensland and was excellent. The guide led us thru the museum and knew her way around and was knowledgeable.

Chris C

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Good tour. Only issue was that guide told us there wasn't much to do at the village and suggested we leave at an earlier time, so we agreed only to regret that decision.

Trevor S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

Operators very keen to please their guests

morine

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

Stunning scenery as you glide to Kuranda on the Skyrail gondolas, and return to Cairns on the historic narrow gauge Kuranda Scenic Railway. Travel hosts Eileen and Clive are delightful. Only change we would recommend would be to shorten the stay in Kuranda if you're not a shopper.

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