Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

From $238.30 per person

Take a 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and then visit Kuranda by traveling on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and returning by the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Explore the village and enjoy free time visiting markets, shops and food stalls.

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Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Great Barrier Reef from the air on your 40 minute Reef Hopper Scenic Flight
  • Take a ride on the cableway, gliding just meters above the rainforest canopy
  • Spend 2.5-hours exploring Kuranda markets, unique shops and wildlife parks
  • Discover a World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest by historic scenic railway
  • Enjoy a free transfer courtesy bus from Cairns city accommodation at the beginning of the day
Full description
On this full-day excursion, you'll see the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this 40-minute scenic flight in a high wing aircraft. You'll see Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove. After exploring the reef, you’ll head back toward the mainland with views of the North Queensland coastline. With window seats guaranteed, take in the stunning views as your professional pilot provides you with expert commentary along the way. After your scenic flight, you'll be taken to ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll soar above 7.5 kilometers of pristine rainforest canopy in a cable car. Visit the beautiful town of Kuranda, nestled in the pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You'll have 2.5-hours of free time to explore the eclectic village, local markets, shops and walking trails or sit back and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many amazing food stalls or cafes that the town has to offer.  Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and marvel at the views of the surrounding mountains along the way. Rising from sea level to 328 meters, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and then will take you into the stunning Barron Gorge. At the end of your day, make your way back to your accommodation. Alternatively, transfers can be booked during check-in at Skyrail Smithfield Station for an additional cost of $11.50 per adult. Your combo will also include a free transfer courtesy bus from your centrally located Cairns accommodation.
Includes
  • 40 minute scenic flight
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (one-way ticket)
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (one-way ticket)
  • Courtesy pick-up from most Cairns city accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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  • Passengers cannot weigh more than 125 kg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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The views of the reef and coral atolls were so clear and the pilot was able to show us the islands around cairns due to the excellent weather. The commentary from the pilot was very informative. The skysail experience was informative and enjoyable and our time in Kuranda was also relaxing and enjoyable. the Kuranda scenic train to cairns was also informative and relaxing.

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December 1, 2019

The reef flight was AMAZING! Something I would definitely recommend and never forget. We saw turtles, families of manta rays and 4 whales from the sky! The pilot and guide were fantastic. The skyrail cable way was a wonderful journey, very informative through the use of the mobile app as well as local guides at each station. The Kuranda scenic railway was a brilliant experience too. The commentary was great and the views were out of this world. The whole day package was well worth it, the whole day was a feast for the eyes!

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August 11, 2019

Great experience

Very well organized, no problems. A great flight over the Barrier Reef followed by a cable car ride over the rainforest and a self-determined “free time” as well as a train ride back through the same rainforest. Complete package of the fascinating natural features near Cairns. Not cheap but worth every dollar.

July 27, 2019

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