Day trip

Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Activity provider: Global Travel Services

Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Activity provider: Global Travel Services
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Visit Kuranda by traveling on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and returning by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Explore the village located in pristine rainforest and enjoy free time visiting markets, shops and food stalls. Marvel at views from the cableway.

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Duration 7 hours
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Host or greeter
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Cairns city area, except for the northern beach area such as Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach, and Yorkeys Knob.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest by historic scenic railway
  • Take a ride on the cableway, gliding just meters above the rainforest canopy
  • Visit Kuranda markets, unique shops and wildlife parks
Full description

Explore the village of Kuranda in a pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to the train station. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway and marvel at mountains on the way. Soar over waterfalls and over Barron Gorge on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Explore the markets, shops, and walking trails, or take a river cruise (seasonal) for 2.5 hours. Discover the food stalls and cafés, or dine with the water dragons at Frog’s Restaurant famous for its sauces and dressings. Take the famous Skyrail down, spanning 7.5km over the rainforest canopy.

Spot native wildlife, including the cassowary, the world's 3rd-largest flightless bird. Next, take the 2:00 PM Skyrail back to the bottom (Skyrail Smithfield station). Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into the world’s oldest, continually-surviving tropical rainforest.

The iconic Skyrail experience is a must-do Cairns attraction of Australia’s World-Heritage listed tropical rainforest, immersing you in one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth. At the end of your Skyrail experience, be picked up again by bus at 3:30 PM to be brought back to the hotel.

Includes
  • 1-way ticket for Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 1-way ticket for Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Pickup and drop-off at most major hotels in central Cairns, except for the northern beach area
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Yorkeys Knob will need to make their own way to the Railway Station, and back to Yorkeys Knob after the tour
    • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Cairns Terminal will need to make their way to Pullman International Hotel to be picked up due to congestion at the Terminal
    • Skyrail operation can be affected by weather; the activity provider will do their best to accommodate
    • The activity provider has the right to change the itinerary order and time due to limited availability and/or weather
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 977 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Easy process and well organised . Plenty of time to sightsee on the way up in cablecar and at Kuranda, where I went to the butterfly house and bird world. I had a picnic lunch in the park in the shade but there are plenty of places to eat. Guide was very informative and friendly.

    September 29, 2022

    We took the train up and the skyrail back. It was perfect because the train goes really slowly through the rain forest and gives you a guided tour of things. It was really nice up in the top at Caranda where you can shop and eat for just the right amount of time. Going down on the sky rail was awesome because you could see everything from up top that you saw from inside the rainforest. Make sure to download the sky rail app and you will get a guided tour on your phone on the way down. This was the best!

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    September 28, 2022

    It was a great day for us. It was easy to get on the train. I just wished there were three to a seat vs four. My husband is tall and big. Not from weight but 6'2. He was alittle uncomfortable in the train seat. Other than that we enjoyed the ride us. The trained stopped to get some pictures. We had a 10 minutes stop which was nice. The audio explanation was good. Could have been a little louder.

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    September 28, 2022

    Product ID: 76071