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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

From US$116.84
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Highlights
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway and return on Skyrail; approx. 8.5 hours; departs at 7am and 7:45am
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Rail-Rainforestation-Sky
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park and return from Kuranda on Skyrail; approx. 10 hours; departs at 7am and 8am
From US$187.51
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and return on the Scenic Railway; approx. 10 hours; departs at 8am and 8:45am
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
What to Expect
With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge.
Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
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Reviewed 1 May 2019

I was not quite satisfied with the cancellation due to weather condition, as a result, the company refunds me at full price. The only pity was we can't ride the train. Will have to make a plan to come back again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vickysu
Reviewed 29 April 2019

Great full day out. Super trip on the train and ride back on the skyrail. Do the rainforestation experience as it's great. Super hosts and very interesting. Got to try a boomerang throwing experience as well as didgeridoo and spears!!More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robin P
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Hi Robin P, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are very happy to hear that you had a great day visiting Kuranda and Rainforestation! This package is a great way to experience the tropical rainforest, Aboriginal culture and some...More

Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

Best tourist activity to do whilst in Cairns. The train and the sky rail is definitely an experience you won’t forget. If you’re vegan, you have to try the falafel in the markets.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cez_montoya
Reviewed 21 April 2019

We really enjoyed the heritage train ride from Cairns to Kuranda. It was a very hot, humid day but there was a lovely breeze in the coach. Spectacular scenery! The railway stations, especially the one in Kuranda were really old and interesting.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cottonels
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

Hi cottonels, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful Kuranda Scenic Rail experience! It's a wonderful and historic journey that has been refurbished and maintained to highlight the heritage beauty and engineering feat of it's time....More

Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

A must do whilst in Cairns. The train trip was fantastic with so much to see. Stopping at particular stations so you can get off and view the magnificent water views and scenery. We took the Skyrail back and again we were not disappointed. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michelle C
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BIGTNorthWales
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
You can do lots of variations we were picked up at 8am went to departure station of sky rail , then we caught train all the way back to Cairns central late afternoon
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Response from johnwD6176HM | Reviewed this property |
I would book in advance and use a tour operator so you get transport from the town to the sky rail station and return from the station if you check out the Viator web site they have a number of options
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