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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Experience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other attractions include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)
  • 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
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 19 May 2019 via mobile

We were a little early for our 9.50am train, so staff were able to put us on the 8.50am. The train to Kurunda was very informative and comfortable. The train stop to see the Gorge was ok but couldn't see much from where we were....More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

The trip shows the beautiful landscape and stops at all the great photo spots! The staff are very friendly and came around and asked if we wanted photo taken and moved people so everyone gets window seats.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

Honestly i wasnt sure what all the hype was about but everyone said we have to do the skyrail so i booked a day out for my partner and our 11 month old. I am so glad i did. The cable cars were perfect to...More

Thank xxjaimee
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Hi xxjaimee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your trip to Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail! I will pass on your kind words to...More

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
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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

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7 July 2019|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do any combination , we took sky rail up and train back but be aware if you do a combo they are different departure / return points couldn't do this if you are planning to drive
3 May 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
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20 April 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
it varies according to where you are staying
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