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 982 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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    The person with our tickets and transport met us exactly when and where he said he would - which is more than we can say for any other tour we booked during our trip to Cairns. The only issue was with the call-centre, who I tried to contact to confirm the drop-off and pick-up arrangements. The phone number had a heavily accented message asking you to "press 1 for xxx" etc but none of the options sounded like "GetYourGuide". It sounded dodgy so I used the online message instead system and it worked fine.

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    October 3, 2022

    I enjoyed this, guy picked us up promptly, train was a good experience, Skyrail was excellent. Kuranda was a tourist trap I guess, like all the others, and the markets there were awful, same foreign made crap as every other market I have been to. Nice t shirt shop just up the street from them though. My advice is get off the train and move as fast as you can to the top end of town as by then you will be hungry/thirsty and the train dumps a big crowd that packs out the restaurants quickly. First in first served.

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    October 3, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 76071