Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Activity provider: Global Travel Services

Cairns: Kuranda Day Trip with Kuranda Train and Skyrail

Activity provider: Global Travel Services
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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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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


  • 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.

  • 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

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    Important information

    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 1182 reviews

    Review summary

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    Really good train ride with excellent views especially the stop to take photos of the Barron Falls. Kuranda smashing with butterfly park and enough shops / eating places for the 2hrs there. Skyrail outstanding with again photo stops. Bus driver pick up / drop off, train and skyrail staff all really good. For me only negative was Get Your Guide tried to force you to get tickets on their app - i prefer an e-mail attachment. In the end the bus driver gave me paper tickets - all good.

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    February 28, 2023

    Our driver was super friendly and lovely, and the tour was well organised. If you're wanting to spend a good chunk of time in Kuranda though, visiting places like the Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld and Koala Gardens, etc, then this isn't the right tour for that. You'll have about two hours to wander Kuranda, browse the markets, and have lunch. So, it's ideal if you just want to get a flavour of the place, enjoy the Scenic Railway and Skycable, and not worry about transport before and after, but it's not designed for anything more involved than that.

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    February 9, 2023

    Such a good experience. The Snorkeling was amazing fun and all the staff were amazingly friendly. The lunch provided was very tasty and they provided both morning and afternoon tea along with fruit. The talk held after the water activities was interesting, informative and fun. Can't say enough good things about the staff! Great experience

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    January 29, 2023

    Product ID: 76071