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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From US$ 99.10 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

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 960 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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    Enjoyed the train ride, and the commentary was very good. However the trip we were on we didn't have long enough at Kuranda to browse, shop, eat lunch and look around. We had a time limit to get back to our transport at Smithfield. Could have done without the time constraint.

    September 23, 2022

    Right from the moment we were pickup by the bus driver, you could tell it was going to be a well organised trip. Our bus driver come tour guide let us know every bit of detail of what to expect during the course of the day. We were given very accurate departing and arrival times which keep the tour on time. The Kuranda railway was very efficient outfit as was the Skyrail however Kuranda township really didn’t offer much other than tourist shopping. There was the butterfly, bird aviary’s and river cruise but with 2.5 hours in Kuranda township before needing to board the Skyrail to return there wasn’t enough time to participate in these activities. In regards to the company operating this tour I give them 10 out of 10

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    August 25, 2022

    We took the Scenic Rail up to Kuranda. Seating not very comfortable in cattle class. Great views but wish we had or upgraded to Gold Class. Kuranda was a nice little village. Lots of eateries, galleries, and shops. Skyrail coming down was good too. Again beautiful views but sitting backwards not the best. Trivial issues though, as we had a lovely day.

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    August 20, 2022

    Product ID: 76071