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Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfer

Activity provider: Down Under Tours

Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfer

Activity provider: Down Under Tours
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From US$ 124.51 per person

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Discover the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour from Cairns to Kuranda village. Soar over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

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Duration 6 hours - 1 day
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Pickup available from selected Cairns hotels only. Please contact the local partner booking to confirm your pickup location and time. Please be at the agreed location 10-minutes prior to pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel over and through the World Heritage Rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Visit Kuranda the "Village in the Rainforest"- with it's many attractions
  • Journey along the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail
Full description

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns. Expereince the beauty of the rainforest from above on a ride to the town of Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Spend free time in Kuranda before returning on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

Be picked up from the comfort of your cairns accommodation in the morning. Relax on the drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide silently over the rainforest on your journey to Kuranda.

Stop at two stations on the cableway where you can go for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda. Have free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.

Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail train for ride over one of the world's most scenic rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges. Catch your coach back to your accommodation in Cairns.

  • Hotel transfers
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Lunch (can be purchased in Kuranda at own expense)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  • Hotel pickups commence prior to the tour time indicated. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner based on your hotel location
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4.6 /5

based on 210 reviews

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The scenery and sites were beautiful and we loved the sky rail. The markets in Kuranda sold mostly the same stuff and it was not a lot of unique things you couldn't find in cairns gift shops except for a few stalls with handmade things and the lolly shop. The scenic railway was interesting and pretty but INCREDIBLY hot. I think they could compromise a small amount of originality to install some simple wall fans because the heat was insane.

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January 19, 2023

Brilliant experience the skyrail is incredible as us the scenic railway It was unfortunate that we hadn't realised that it was a public holiday so much of the village market was closed and some cafes closed early There was an issue when we stopped on the scenic railway for photo opportunities that one of our group stepped on a tile which gave way causing her to fall into a pit and hurting her legs and ankle staff on train did bring ice packs but this does need to be checked in case the are further sink holes appearing

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December 29, 2022

The skyrail was a wonderful experience using the app helped a lot and was informative.The staff were very friendly.Beautiful scenery and sights.The rail journey was very good but if you did not have a window seat you would miss a lot of the wonderful landscape so book a window seat.

November 27, 2022

Product ID: 67517