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From Port Douglas: Kuranda Tour with Skyrail & Scenic Train

From Port Douglas: Kuranda Tour with Skyrail & Scenic Train

Discover the beauty of the rainforest on this day trip from Port Douglas. Ride on the Captain Cook Highway aboard an airconditioned bus, see the canopy from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2 stops to enjoy and visit Kuranda Village. Return aboard the Kuranda Scenic Train. Be picked up from your hotel in the late morning and board an air conditioned comfortable bus. Head down the Captain Cook Highway to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Journey over the World Heritage Rainforest and stop for pictures at 2 stations along the way. Arrive in Kuranda and meet your guide who will show you the Kuranda Village. Visit the vibrant markets, see the best places to eat, and visit some small animal parks. Board the Kuranda Scenic Train and head down the mountain. Pass through tunnels and by stunning waterfalls along the way. On arrival at Freshwater Station, head to Palm Cove, a beautiful beach side village where you can stop for a cocktail (at own expense) or take a walk on the beach.  Head back to Port Douglas and arrive at your accommodation in time for supper.

Day Trip: Rainforest & Aboriginal Culture Tour

Day Trip: Rainforest & Aboriginal Culture Tour

Experience this enchanting region of Australia and see its wildlife, lush scenery, and aboriginal culture. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel-drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle. Your experienced Duck Driver will help you search for wildlife, and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at the Tropical Treats fruit orchard. The Koala & Wildlife Park offers the opportunity to get up close with native Australian wildlife, including wombats, crocodiles, lizards and birds. You can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. Enjoy emission-free travel on the first 100% electric bus in the Australian tourism industry  The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience is unforgettable. Follow your Pamagirri Guide along the Dreamtime Walk down the Rainbow Serpent pathway and learn how to throw a traditional boomerang. Your Pamagirri guide will demonstrate traditional spear throwing as well as a didgeridoo presentation, followed by an energetic and interactive traditional Aboriginal dance performance in our Rainforest Amphitheatre.  Catch our shuttle to the Kuranda Village where you can visit Kuranda's markets and art galleries, or even the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Return coach transfers to and from Cairns hotels.

Cairns: Small Group Kuranda Tour via Skyrail and Scenic Rail

Cairns: Small Group Kuranda Tour via Skyrail and Scenic Rail

Enjoy a trip to explore Kurada at your leisure. Glide over the world's oldest rainforest on the magnificent Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Take a rainforest boardwalk with views of the spectacular Barron Gorge and Falls. Relax with pickup in a small bus by your guide, who will deliver you to Kuranda. Once there, choose from a vast array of activities including local markets, arts and crafts, enjoy an encounter with animals or butterflies. Enjoy a relaxing lunch before joining the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway on a spectacular journey through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges. Learn about Kurada’s history as you pass through the flora. Then, enjoy magnificent views as you make your way to Freshwater Station to be met and transferred to your hotel, arriving about 4 pm. Alternatively, you can opt to continue to Carins Station, and walk to your accommodation.

Cairns: Small Group Tour - Kuranda via bus and Scenic Rail

Cairns: Small Group Tour - Kuranda via bus and Scenic Rail

Start your day with a pickup from Cairns. Drive past the World Heritage-listed rainforest on a bus with views of the Barron Gorge and Falls as you make your way to the charming rainforest village of Kuranda. Once there, choose from a vast array of activities including local markets, arts and crafts, enjoy an encounter with animals or butterflies, and enjoy a relaxing lunch (at your own expense) before joining the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. Take a journey through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges while enjoying magnificent views. Conclude your adventure with ease as you are met at Freshwater Station and transferred to your hotel, arriving at around 4 PM, having experienced a full day of natural wonders and cultural delights.

Cairns: Skyrail, Quad Biking, Zoo, and Kuranda Half-Day

Cairns: Skyrail, Quad Biking, Zoo, and Kuranda Half-Day

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquility of one of the world’s most botanically fascinating areas that has remained relatively unchanged for 130 million years with Skyrail. Then step up the adventure with KUR-Cow on their special 45min guided quad bike ride through rolling green paddocks and lush rainforest. If you are lucky, you might even meet one of the friendly resident bulls! Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape with unsurpassed panoramic views of Barron Gorge and Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 8.30am - Cairns city hotel pick up 9.00am - Arrive at Skyrail cable Smithfield terminal. Proceed to check in counter inside the building Explore the world's oldest rainforest from above stopping at Red Peaks and Barron Falls through to Kuranda station estimate journey time 1 and 1/2 hour. 10.50am - Coach departs Skyrail Kuranda station to Kur-Cow farm 11.00am - 45 minutes guided quad bike tour with plenty of time remaining to feed the mini animals at petting zoo. A fun activity for the whole family the youngest member can be 6 years of age to ride by themselves. Children under 6 years old can travel with parent on our side by side buggy. 12.20pm - Depart KUR-Cow to Kuranda village for lunch and shopping at own cost. Kuranda Village has an array of shops and food outlets. They even have a mini golf course hidden in the heart of the village. Just ask a friendly local! 15.15pm - Depart Kuranda village at back to city hotel 16.30pm - Arrive at hotel to conclude your adventure day

From Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Return Kuranda Cableway

From Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Return Kuranda Cableway

・9:45-10:15 Pick up from Hotels (Cairns City Area) ・10:45 Depart from Smithfield Skyrail Station ・12:00-13:30 Arrive in Kuranda and you will have free time ・13:45 Depart from Kuranda by taking the Kuranda Skyrail Station ・15:15 Your driver will be waiting for you in Smithfield Skyrail Station. ・16:15 Hotel drop-off Explore the village of Kuranda in a pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairns and travel to the Skyrail terminal, marveling at the mountains on the way. Soar over waterfalls and Barron Gorge on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Discover markets and walking trails, or take a river cruise (seasonal) for 1.45 hours in Kuranda. Check out food stalls and cafés, or dine with the water dragons at Frog’s Restaurant famous for its sauces and dressings. Then, take the 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 1:45 PM Skyrail back to the bottom, to Skyrail Smithfield station. Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into the world’s oldest, continually-surviving tropical rainforest. Immerse yourself in a botanically fascinating region on the Skyrail cable car ride. At the end of your Skyrail experience, be picked up again by bus at 3:15 PM to be driven back to your hotel.

Kuranda Half Day with Petting Zoo & Horse Trail Ride Tour

Kuranda Half Day with Petting Zoo & Horse Trail Ride Tour

8:30am - Cairns Hotel pick up (Please be at pick up point 5min prior) 9:30am - Arrive at KUR-Cow Farm. Time for quick break and fill out indemnity forms. 10:00am - Safety briefing to commence and instructions from staff. Please listen carefully and abide by our staff's instructions. Your safety is our priority. You'll meet your equine friend and be guided through our paddocks and rainforest tracks. 12:00pm - Transfer to Kuranda Village for lunch and free time. There are many local cafes and restaurants available for lunch. Afterwards you can visit the Historic Markets and maybe even play a round of mini golf or visit the beautiful Butterfly Sanctuary. (Please note these options are at your own expense) 2:30pm - Depart Kuranda Village back to hotel.

Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Rail including Artillery Museum

Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Rail including Artillery Museum

Step back in history, visiting the the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, the Southern Hemispheres largest museum dedicated to armoured vehicles and artillery pieces. Wander through this world class exhibit before making your way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy stunning views gliding over and through World Heritage Rainforest, including two stops en route. Limited time to explore the charm of Kuranda - 'The Village in The Rainforest' with plenty of cafes to purchase lunch or explore the Heritage Markets (Wed-Sun), before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Fantastic views through the Barron Gorge and out to the Coral Sea await as you snake your way home. A coach transfer back to your accommodation concludes your day. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense).

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What people are saying about Kuranda village

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4.6
(63 reviews)

If you take the bus there and the train back, you have 3.5 hours. I really wanted to see the Barron Falls, so I hiked there (about 5km). The train stops there for 10 minutes and you can get off, but I wouldn't have found the best view of the falls in that time. I hitchhiked back and still had enough time to look at the markets and the Bird Sactonary. The train ride was very nice and I would definitely recommend it.

We had a great time. Driver was so informative along we didn't know . He pick us up from the hotel, waited for us at the station to take us back to the hotel. 10 out 10 well done.

This was a superb day trip . Everything from the tour operator/owner to the transport to the tour itself. Highly recommend this

Michael was a knowledgeable and professional guide. Would highly recommend.

Super Nice day! Thanks to Michael for his kindness during the trip ☺️