Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

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Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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Take a 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and then visit Kuranda by traveling on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and returning by the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Explore the village and enjoy free time visiting markets, shops and food stalls.

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  • See the Great Barrier Reef from the air on your 40 minute Reef Hopper Scenic Flight
  • Take a ride on the cableway, gliding just meters above the rainforest canopy
  • Spend 2.5-hours exploring Kuranda markets, unique shops and wildlife parks
  • Discover a World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest by historic scenic railway
  • Enjoy a free transfer courtesy bus from Cairns city accommodation at the beginning of the day
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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.
  • 40 minute scenic flight
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (one-way ticket)
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (one-way ticket)
  • Courtesy pick-up from most Cairns city accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • Passengers cannot weigh more than 125 kg
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4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

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Hi! Our flight with GSL Aviation over the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was spectacular! Our Pilot was very helpful to all the guests and an absolute pleasure to fly with! He gave us lots of information about the GBR and provided a superior flight experience, giving both sides of the aircraft equal viewing opportunities of the Reef. We felt very safe and very well looked after. The Kuranda Skyrail was amazing, we traveled in Sept, it was warm and comfortable, t-shirt weather! The Skyrail App was great, providing lots of audio commentary about the Oldest Rainforest in the World, over 120 million years old! (It's older than The Amazon!) We took the Scenic Railway Train back to Cairns. While it was 2 hours long, we bought some delicious iced coffees from the cafe and settled into our cushioned bench seats to listen to the audio commentary on the App. This time and experience really gave us an opportunity to think about how this Railway line was built... Truly Incredible

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September 18, 2022

A brilliant ‘value for money’ day out !! Brad from GSL Aviation (reef flight) was a brilliant pilot who gave an amazing commentary over the reefs the transported us to the sky rail terminal. The Sky Rail was a Great adventure with 2 stops on the way to Kuranda. Lots to do, see and eat/drink whilst in Kuranda!! The train trip back to Cairns was very interesting and scenic (if you are sitting on the right side of the carriage)

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August 27, 2022

Was breathtakingly beautiful. We enjoyed the great barrier reef and compliments to the pilot who took the time for us. We saw turtles, whales, dolphins great to see. The coral reef was great to see. From there we had the Skyrail up which was amazing and what the rainforest looks like with the beautiful waterfalls. Went up to the market of Karunda and went down with the Karunda train. It was a combination trip and it was beautiful.

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 148028