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Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Activity provider: Global Travel Services

Cairns: Self-Guided Kuranda Day Trip, Scenic Rail & 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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Host or greeter
English
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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    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 1067 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    The skyrail trip was wonderful. The views excellent and the stops to learn more about the rain forest were excellent. I found the train trip itself disappointing. As a single traveller I found that as I wasn't in a window seat it was very hard to access the views of the gorge. The stop offs were great though

    October 28, 2022

    Bus driver was super friendly and informative. Great trip, we enjoyed the site seeing and the chance to hop off the train to see the gorge. Staff were all really friendly. We went to the butterfly and bird interactions. Also had time for a bite to eat before heading back on the sky rail.

    October 22, 2022

    The trip starts with a pick up by bus from our accommodation by Willie. He was on time and was very courteous and friendly. He dropped us off at the train station and with our tickets, we all went to find our seats. The train was supposed to depart at 9.30am but did not leave the station until 9.45. The train trip takes two hours with lots of photo opportunities along the way. We had to be on the Skyrail by 1.30 so that gave us 1 hour 45 minutes to check out the village. It was rushed because we also bought admission to Birdworld. My suggestion is for the time at Kuranda is longer so that one has time to look at the stalls and shops. Willis was at Smithfield to pick us up and bring us back to our accommodation.

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    October 16, 2022

    Product ID: 76071