Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

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84 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 206.56 per person

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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
Full description
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
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  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)

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  • Passengers cannot weigh more than 125 kg
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4.8 /5

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Unfortunately the flight was cancelled due to possible mechanical issues but a refund was issued. Very long and good gondola ride above the rain forest. Train ride was pretty and relaxing. Kuranda town was nice as well and I’m not big on those “touristy” towns. Nice day.

March 23, 2023

Daniel our pilot picked us up from our hotel then took us on this Absolutely amazing flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island for 40 mins with commentary. He was so friendly and made us at ease straight away. Fantastic take off and landing with just awesome views of the reef. A must do experience. After that we were taken by bus to the skyrail which went up the mountain with spectacular views of Cairns the only thing would be that it was hot. Then once we got to Kuranda we walked up the main street and walked thru the shops, had some lunch then walked to the pub as this was airconditioned. Walked down to the train which we got on early as too hot. The train ride was amazing as well seeing some beautiful sites and waterfalls. Some of the carriages were over 100 years old again very hot. We got back to Cairns station then walked to central shopping centre where we walked thru the centre to get a taxi back to our hotel. The day was unbelievable just needed airconditioning.

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March 23, 2023

It was such an amazing day! The variety of activities were perfect. The flight over the reef was incredible- I definitely recommend doing this with GSL Aviation as the cost was very reasonable. They were very friendly, informative and professional. We were then dropped off at the Skyrail to go up to Kuranda, with a couple of interesting stops on the way. Kuranda is a lovely village, worth a visit. The train brought us back to Cairns, which was a beautiful two hour trip.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 148028