Day trip

From Port Douglas: Kuranda Tour with Skyrail & Scenic Train

Day trip

From Port Douglas: Kuranda Tour with Skyrail & Scenic Train

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Enjoy a late pickup from your hotel and journey down the Captain Cook highway to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Visit Kuranda Village to explore the markets and return on the scenic train.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from all hotels in the Port Douglas area.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Ease into your day with a late 11:00 AM pickup or an earlier start at 8:00 AM
  • Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over the rainforest and stop twice
  • Tour Kuranda Village with its colourful arts and crafts markets
  • Return by the spectacular Kuranda Scenic Train down the mountain
  • Stop over in Palm Cove for a sunset cocktail (at own expense) or go for a walk
Full description

Discover the beauty of the rainforest on this day trip from Port Douglas. Ride on the Captain Cook Highway aboard an airconditioned bus, see the canopy from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2 stops to enjoy and visit Kuranda Village. Return aboard the Kuranda Scenic Train.

Be picked up from your hotel in the late morning and board an air conditioned comfortable bus. Head down the Captain Cook Highway to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Journey over the World Heritage Rainforest and stop for pictures at 2 stations along the way.

Arrive in Kuranda and meet your guide who will show you the Kuranda Village. Visit the vibrant markets, see the best places to eat, and visit some small animal parks. Board the Kuranda Scenic Train and head down the mountain.

Pass through tunnels and by stunning waterfalls along the way. On arrival at Freshwater Station, head to Palm Cove, a beautiful beach side village where you can stop for a cocktail (at own expense) or take a walk on the beach. 

Head back to Port Douglas and arrive at your accommodation in time for supper.

  • Hotel pickup
  • Skyrail ticket
  • Scenic Train ticket
  • Expert local guide
  • Lunch
  • Cocktails

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • From Monday, May 8 until May 14, Skyrail Cableway is closed for maintenance. For bookings during this time, please book the scenic train only option
  • Both Skyrail and Scenic Train are closed from May 15 until Monday, May 22
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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A delightful day out. The Skyrail and Skytrain are both pretty amazing engineering constructions and both provide an excellent ride through the mountains. We were treated extremely well by Chris, our guide and appreciated the door-to-door pickup/drop off. It is a long day and we probably could have skipped the cocktail at the end. Kuranda is an interesting town but most cafes and shops close at 3pm. We thought that perhaps the tour could have started an hour earlier so that we could have explored more of Kuranda. Highly recommend this tour.

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April 12, 2023

Great trip, well organised and executed. Chris led the tour well, with his informative, engaging and helpful approach. The Skyrail trip was great with short walks and look out points along the station stops on the cable car ride up to Kuranda. The train ride down was great fun with some lovely views along the way. Chris made the trip great fun and the timing meant it was a low pressure and chilled experience, his wit and music playlist made the trip a well rounded experience! Great!

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January 24, 2023

The day was great, Skyrail was spectacular, the scenery back over the coast and drifting above the rainforest canopy was amazing. The train trip back down was a bit disappointing, we were seated backwards and the train was full, we couldn't move seats so we didn't get to see much. Kuranda was not as we were expecting, a lot of shops/stalls closed, and those that were open mostly selling touristy stuff, we are Australian so most of it we have seen before, lunch at Frogs was very delicious though. Dont think we needed to bother with the Sunset Cocktail in Palm Cove, the drinks were prepared before we arrived and so the ice was melted and we were under the impression the drinks were "on the beach".

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January 7, 2023

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