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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Highlights
  • Gold Class service: sip wine and take in the views from a luxury train cabin
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
From US$165.20
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Cairns_Scenic Railway/Skyrail
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
From US$165.17
Cairns_Skyrail/Scenic Railway
Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
From US$165.17
PD_Scenic Railway/Skyrail
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Port Douglas
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s UNESCO-listed rainforests. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, then ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the 1-hour 45-minute journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of the Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rainforest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the tea, coffee, and snacks provided.

On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense).

Return to Cairns with a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy an even closer view of the rainforest, following purpose-built boardwalks.

Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
G'day!

Opportunities to get up close with native wildlife. Take the gold class train up and go straight to the Koala park while everyone else is eating after they get off the train. Take the Skyrail back down for more flexibility in schedule. Would be 5-star...More

Thank Robert B
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Robert B, Thank you taking the time to let us know about your trip for Kuranda - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thank you for sharing your amazing photos and a great tip to travellers - it is such...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good day out

I had (despite the rain) a good day! Got picked up at the hostel as promised and then everything else also went smoothly. Got to stop and see everything in my time there. The cable car ride was unfortunately rainy, so the view was limited....More

Thank Tone Sofie B
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Tone Sofie B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your trip to Kuranda - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day, despite the weather! What beautiful photos you have shared - your Macaw photo is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Well worth the expense. We booked with Travstar so not as expensive as some operators but nothing was left out either

Skytrain up and skyrail down Absolutely breathtaking views. Loved every minute. We booked with Travstar so wasn't as expensive as some operators but nothing was left out.More

Thank Grannylynne
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Grannylynne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience - I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip to Kuranda via the Skyrail and the Scenic Rail. It certainly is a great experience and offers breathtaking...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Relaxing was to get some nice views

While the website on arranging this was pretty confusing, we took the train from downtown Cairns station to Kuranda and it was a nice trip. Very scenic, although the train has a lot of areas where you're basically in the treecover, so no real views....More

3  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Unique Way to Travel

I highly recommend visiting the village of Kuranda and would book this tour especially if you do not have access to a vehicle; however, there are a few embellishments in the description. To begin with, you really don't skip any line as most visitors already...More

3  Thank Velvet K
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Velvet K, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day and have passed on some fantastic tips for other travellers to plan their visit! How lucky to...More

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New_South_Woodies
9 May 2018|
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Response from Christine Moham... M | Reviewed this property |
You can book in Cairns what we did and for us it was it was with it to book this way
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najm88
5 April 2018|
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Response from Velvet K | Reviewed this property |
We got back to our hotel around 5pm; you may get back earlier based on traffic and your hotel location.
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