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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 encounters with koalas and exotic birds!

Highlights

  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Port Douglas
  • Spectacular views of Barron Falls from the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Onboard commentary during the one hour and 45 minute train ride
  • Hostess assisted check-in
  • Variety of options available including Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 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 Port Douglas hotels by luxury coach
  • Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance

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What You Can Expect

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns

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 encounter with 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.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

kmootien

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

blindman.clark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amazing time

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

very enjoyable day, would recommend this to everyone.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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..

Ivor F D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

great trip well looked after picked up on time very freindly and informative had a great trip very worthwhile. Good prictures and great company

R Scott P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

One of best things we did in our three week trip to Australia and New Zealand. Great combination of seeing the rainforest, scenery, shopping, wildlife habitat, and aborigine culture.

Angela K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing trip but didn't like the Skyrail. Don't do it if you don't like heights!

Brian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great tour and great value. Brilliant views over the rainforest from the cable car.

Robert Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great!!!

L R J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My wife and I stayed in Port Douglas for nine days. What a great time we had, without doubt this would have to rate as one of the best holidays we have ever had. The accomodation, the food,the town and sight seeing did not give us any time to be sorry we came. During our stay we did three full day excursions one of which was the Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip. I booked this online with Viator, It was so easy and prompt. They gave precise details to arrange times and pickup points.
On the day the coach arrived on time and from then on everthing ran like clockwork. We were taken to the Skyrail Station in Cairns, what an experience We were taken over the rainforest to Kuranda then on to the Rainforest Station and Tjapukai where we spent the rest of the day discovering our forest and animals.
We then took the Kurand Railway back to our coach for the trip back to Port Douglas. Unlike other coach tours we have done at no time did we feel rushed off our feet. Although my wife did not have a great deal of time to shop at the Kuranda Markets this was not a problem as we drove back up a few days later.
The tour was very well organised and I thought it was very good value for the money. Well done

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