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Kuranda Extreme sports & adrenaline

Our most recommended Kuranda Extreme sports & adrenaline

Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

1. Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

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.

Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

2. Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy optional pickup from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

From Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Petting Zoo and ATV Ride

3. From Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Petting Zoo and ATV Ride

Spend a day in the rainforest on this day trip from Cairns. Speed through the nature on an ATV, spend time in a petting zoo, and enjoy free time browsing for souvenirs and goods in the markets and shops of Kuranda Village. Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Cairns and head for the Sky Rail and Rainforest station for the journey to Kur Cow. Discover an interactive and working farm complete with a herd of 150 cattle. Take a thrilling tour of the farm from the seat of an ATV four-wheeler. Partake in a safety briefing to familiarise you with the ATV and how to handle it before speeding round the property and see the cattle. Next, head to the petting zoo to spend some free time with the farm animals. Hang out with these creatures as you take a well-deserved break after your ride. Take advantage of transportation to Kuranda Village and enjoy time to explore at your leisure. Browse in its many charming shops and shop for mementos at one of its 3 markets. At the end of your experience, enjoy transportation back to Cairns and drop-off at your hotel.

Cairns: Rainforest Skyrail, Quad Bike, and Zoo Half-Day Trip

4. Cairns: Rainforest Skyrail, Quad Bike, and Zoo Half-Day Trip

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

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What people are saying about Kuranda

Nice hopping tour around some rainforest key places. Best part was the walk in the rainforest where the guide also explained more about the wild life and plants along the way. Cruise highly recommended otherwise you wait on the bus, for few bucks more we saw a crocodile in the wild! The guide explains a lot about the territory with "fun facts" about animals or places. Overall very informative tour.

Got an excellent for reef flight, unfortunately the Sky rail and train were cancelled 2 days before trip! We did fill in our day by doing other activities by ourself l, so day not wasted.

The entire day was amazing. The flight was perfect and the views gorgeous. This alone was worth it. Loved the rainforest Skyrail and the train ride. Definitely a must-do!!

The scenic flight and sky rail were AMAZING!!!! Make sure you book a river cruise up in Karunda to pass the time ;)

Wonderful experience, would definitely do it again!