Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

4.7 / 5

49 reviews

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

From $111.83 per person

Experience one of Australia's most scenic train journeys on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Board the train at Freshwater and travel through a landscape of lush rainforest and waterfalls. Get some free time in Kuranda to stroll the craft markets and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in Port Douglas or Palm Cove.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia through 15 hand-carved tunnels
  • Stroll around the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda and visit its arts and crafts markets
  • Unwind in laid-back Palm Cove and enjoy a cocktail at a beachfront bar
  • Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Port Douglas or Palm Cove
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Following pick-up from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas, commencing at 8:30 AM, journey in a small group of only 12 guests for guaranteed personal service and entertaining commentary. Travel down the Captain Cook Highway, known as the second most scenic highway in Australia, and learn the history of the region, along with local issues and stories about the wildlife.  Arrive at beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in a breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and 15 dramatic tunnels carved through the rocks. Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the 'Village in the Rainforest', famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets, open every day. Browse the wide variety of Aboriginal artifacts, such as handmade leather goods, wood and jewelry. Stop at a café for lunch and listen to the busker, or try some local snacks such as macadamia nuts, honey, mango wine, homemade sweets or delicious homemade ice cream. Next, head up the coast to Palm Cove, where you will be taken along the palm-fringed esplanade. Then, stop for a drink of your choice and get some staggering views of the picturesque beach. Stroll amongst the stores and galleries, or take a walk along the beach and let the kids play in the playground. Return to Port Douglas with new friends and great memories, before getting dropped off at your accommodation or chosen restaurant on request.  
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Port Douglas or Palm Cove
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Cocktails and other drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Skyrail is unavailable
  • This tour is currently unavailable from Cairns
  • This tour is suitable for all ages and for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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We started the day with a history lesson of the passing areas on our way into cairns. So very knowledgeable! The sky rail was very interesting and for 40Aud each well worth it to get to Kuranda. The scenic railway from Kuranda back down the mountains is absolutely spectacular with some amazing views. The town of Kuranda itself has been some what effected from COVID but no doubt it will bounce back. Recommend having a quick look at the butterfly sanctuary while your there too!

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January 16, 2021

Excellent tour but confusing

We went with Brett's Kuranda Tours to do the Scenic Rail ride, walk around Kuranda and the Skyrail. We (and Brett) thought we booked both. Sadly that wasn't the case but Brett organised tickets for us. Best guide ever!! Palm Cove is misleading in the guide, as we only went there for a drink. Brett knew lots of stories and was very entertaining.

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April 23, 2019

very well planned trip...

May 27, 2021

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