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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

From US$116.85
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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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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$187.52
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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 18 April 2019 via mobile

I travelled with my teenage daughters to Kuranda on the scenic railway and returned on the Skyrail. The railway was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!! Our bus transfer was excellent and they were flexible with my return time. Unfortunately we felt the markets...More

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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi kellyamanda, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you and your daughters had a fantastic experience on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail! It certainly is beautiful way to see the tropical rainforest so close to Cairns. Thank you...More

Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

The railway was a great end to a great day out in Kuranda. We booked the gold package and what an experience! Premium seats, tasty food and super service! Definitley recommend as a trip back into Cairns rather than as a start of the day...More

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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Hi nj892019 Thank you for your review - we are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful day and loved the Gold Class experience on the Kuranda Scenic Rail! We agree that the upgrade to Gold Class is definitely worth it! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

We booked a Down Under Tour facilitated excursion from our hotel lobby to Skyrail, Kuranda, and scenic railway back. It was a very memorable day and we enjoyed our jungle walks the most. When in Kuranda recommend the Frog cafe. There are big lizards all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kevin M
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Hi Kevin M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are glad to hear that you had an amazing day visiting Kuranda with us via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail! The rainforest walks both at the Skyrail stops and around...More

Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

Chose to do skyrail first and train on the way back down. Rainforest and Barron falls are great . Kurunda village is just a tourist trap and if you get tax advantages buying art , there is plenty there . Better to go to the...More

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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Hi honestjen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your day. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail - this trip is a great option as it allows you to...More

Reviewed 20 March 2019

We had this planned for our first day out and it was great. We were picked up from a spot walking distance from our hotel. We took the train first and really enjoyed that ride up along with all of the history behind the area....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael H
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Hi Michael H, Thank you for your review - we are very glad to hear that you had the perfect day trip visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail! It sounds like you definitely made the most of your day and made some wonderful...More

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BIGTNorthWales
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
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20 April 2019|
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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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