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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

From US$119.51
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Highlights
  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride over the forest canopy
  • Hostess assisted check-in
  • Spectacular views across Cairns and the rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Variety of options available including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village and browse the famous Heritage Markets
  • Pickup and drop off at Cairns and northern beaches hotels by luxury coach
  • Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail (approx. 8.5 hours)
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway (approx. 10 hours)
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail (approx. 10 hours)
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Overview
Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.
On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional). 
If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct).
Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting from the UK we spent a day going up into the rainforest on the scenic railway and returning on the sky rail. What an amazing experience - highly recommend for any age

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Skyrail one way down from Kuranda after taking the Scenic Railway the mountain. It was awesome to see the rainforest from that height as well as coming over the last ridge of the mountain to see the views of the sea. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 1 week ago

one can take the skyrail up to the mountains OR back from Kuranda. I think taking it back is better (going up by train) so that you can come back sooner or later depending on how much time you spend up on the mountains. Fantastic...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jaimin V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I simply cannot believe that such an outrageously good experience can be so close to civilization! If you are anywhere near Cairns, you must do this - lovely for the whole family and kids. You can take the cableway up to Kuranda and the lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pookutty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned on the sky rail after travelling up to Kuranda on the train , it was a beautiful trip with amazing views

Date of experience: June 2019
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Paula D
12 July 2019|
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Response from Twosie21 | Reviewed this property |
There are several tour companies that can arrange this for you and also pick you up from your accommodation. Alternately you can use public transport to either point and buy tickets at the station or sky rail but would... More
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629Shree
24 June 2019|
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Response from Twosie21 | Reviewed this property |
No climbing involved and there is a free shuttle bus at Kuranda terminal. We were a party of 3 and 2 use walking aids.
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4 April 2019|
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Response from kcw10 | Reviewed this property |
You can book all online on the Kuranda website and also arrange pick up / drop off from / to your hotel or hotel nearest to your apartment
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