Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Stop At: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discover the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Cultural Park - showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture through traditional dance, storytelling and more.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

The largest butterfly flight aviary & exhibit in Australia. Situated next to the Kuranda Markets, it is home to over 1500 tropical butterflies. Wander through the aviary's lush tropical gardens and breeding laboratory to learn more about a butterfly's life cycle & behaviour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878 Australia

Glide over and through the canopy of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the spectacular views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. There are two stops along this gondola journey where you can alight and explore the rainforest from within.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Rainforestation Nature Park, Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4872 Australia

Choose the Rainforestation Package if you would like to visit this wonderful nature park. See Australian wildlife in their wildlife park, and take an amphibious Army Duck tour through the rainforest.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870 Australia

Take a historic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, travelling through the rainforest and along the mountainside of Barron Gorge.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuranda Koala Gardens, Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879 Australia

Visit this wonderful Wildlife park to see iconic Australia wildlife. Feed and pat the tame wallabies and kangaroos. Discover wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, snakes and much more! Koala photos are also available.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Queensland Australia

See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Barron Falls, Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda, Queensland Australia

See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Birdworld Kuranda, Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Immerse yourself in this wonderful free flying bird exhibit. See and enjoy the company of hundreds of rare and beautiful exotic and Australia native species in the lush tropically landscaped setting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours, 26 Redden St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator with an extensive range of tour options to suit any taste. We love to share the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and the ancient rainforest with our passengers.

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  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. AU$19/adult, AU$9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (approx. AU$20/adult, AU$10/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (approx. AU$19/adult and AU$9.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only one tour option is wheelchair accessible: Tjapukai w/ Lunch-Sky-Rail (code: KRST)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • KQS and KSQ are both wheelchair accessible
Ombelline S
5 | 2019-08-26

We enjoyed this tour very much ! We had hesitated between all the available options in Kuranda and eventually decided to take the scenic railway to go to Kuranda and the Skyrail cableway to come back. We are very happy about it, both are different, it was very interesting : - to take the historic train, learn more about its construction and be immersed in the landscape, while also making a stop to see Barron Falls - and then travelling above the rainforest (it is impressive to be so high above ground, so be careful about that if you are afraid of heights). Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel were greatly appreciated. During our time in Kuranda we had time to see shops, we also did a part of a rainforest walk and strolled near the river. Type of visit : family (adults)

Joanne H
4 | 2019-08-20

The whole experience was amazing and very well planned. From pick up to drop off the service was first rate. Would highly recommend the adventure.

Lindsay B
5 | 2019-05-13

The pacing for this day was good, we had enough time at each of the stops and everything was clear. I'd definitely do this day trip again!

Helena S
5 | 2019-04-15

Train trip from Freshwater station through the Rainforest, spectacular scenery especially going round this curves!!! Cable car back, flying over the Rainforest, wonderful experience.

5 | 2019-04-11

Good tour. The sky rail ride is going up first, and the train ride's going around we're able to see Barron Falls both ways was excellent. See natural animals especially Kangaroo we're able to feed and touch his hair so soft. Recommended.

5 | 2019-03-15

Trip was well managed, excellent guide and driver. So many all trips get boring from so much driving, however, guide split trip up so we were at new site often.

Venkatraman B
5 | 2019-01-22

The sky gondolas are brilliant , offering fantastic views of the rain forest ! The railway was out of commission due to recent flooding, but the Koala experience at Kuranda with Ivy The Koala proved to be the highlight of our trip !

Susan W
5 | 2018-10-25

I took the train up to Kuranda and took the sky rail back. This was recommended as the best way to go, which was great as the sky rail over the rain forest is amazing. I loved Kuranda and ended up with three hours to explore. I went to the wildlife sanctuary and held a kangaroo. The staff there is so nice and allows you to take extra pics with your personal camera as well as their professional photo. My friends went to the butterfly place and said it was amazing. And, as I said, while the train ride up was nice, the sky rail over the rain forest was truly amazing.

Lubomir I
4 | 2018-07-14

The train ride is over-hyped. It's not nearly as spectacular as everyone makes it out to be. Kuranda is very touristy. The best part was the wild bird park, where you got to feed all kinds of native birds - very much fun. The gondola ride on the way back was much better - spectacular views all around.

William K
5 | 2018-04-08

Unfortunately the railway was closed due to rain, but the skyway and Kuranda were still excellent

4 | 2018-03-23

Good day out, well organised and good value.



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