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Cairns: Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda and Rail tickets

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Activity provider: Down Under Tours

Cairns: Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda and Rail tickets

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
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From US$ 103.50 per person

This tour is a great option to visit Kuranda if you have your own car. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy free time to explore Kuranda. Experience the Kuranda Scenic Railway, before being transferred back to your car.

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Duration 5.5 - 8 hours
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  • Discover the ancient rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you glide through the canopy
  • Explore the markets and attractions of the unique village of Kuranda
  • Relax as your day is made easy with a detailed itinerary
  • Enjoy the journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Be driven back to your parked car at Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
Full description

Drive to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, where a representative will check you in and issue you with the Kuranda Boarding Pass. This includes a detailed itinerary with a time schedule, as well as your Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cableway tickets. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and enjoy an unforgettable journey through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest, stopping along the way to explore. Once you arrive in Kuranda, you'll have free time to see this unique village.

Use the discount vouchers on your Kuranda Boarding Pass, or visit the heritage markets. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can purchase refreshments.  Return to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Admire the views as the train winds its way from Kuranda to Freshwater Station, passing spectacular waterfalls and through Barron Gorge. Disembark at Freshwater Station to board the bus back to your car at the Skyrail terminal.

  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1-way ticket
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway 1-way ticket
  • Transfer from Freshwater Station to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
  • Discount vouchers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Look for your friendly hostess outside of Skyrail's main building. Do not enter the Skyrail Terminal before meeting the hostess, as they will issue your tickets for the day.

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  • You must make your own way to the meeting point location
  • A written itinerary is available in six languages
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4.8 /5

based on 62 reviews

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One of the best days I’ve had in FNQ! Absolutely gorgeous! Do yourself a favour and get on the Kuranda Riverboat - 45 minute cruise down the Barron river with an amazing skipper. We were fortunate enough to see wild cassowaries, fish and turtles and were plunged into some awesome history and fun facts about the area. Well worth the small fee! Highly recommend.

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January 11, 2022

It was a lovely way to spend the day. We caught the cable car up to Kuranda and then enjoyed a riverboat ride down the Barron River where we spotted a crocodile and turtles. There is lots to see and do at Kuranda. Then we returned by train and the views were fabulous. After the train ride, we caught a bus back to our car. Everything was comfortable and easy. We totally recommend this activity

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August 1, 2021

The staff, views and staff (!!!) Made this a very special experience. It was a very busy day but we were never left waiting in frustration. The queue was long but was moved in an orderly and speedy fashion with smiles and pleasant chat from the staff at every point of contact. Hygiene was paramount which meant that the staff overseeing the gondolas were in constant motion helping guests off/cleaning and then helping the next guests onto the vacated gondola. ALL done with grace and a pleasant smile. I applaud a company who maintains such a high standard of customer service and doubly applaud the staff who made our experience so memorable.

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May 23, 2021

Product ID: 220290