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

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Overview
Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Be amazed at the views of the rainforest and Cairns' beautiful coastline as you glide along the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have your camera handy as you travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Falls and Horseshoe Bend. With plenty of free time to shop and to visit the wildlife exhibits in Kuranda, you'll enjoy the best of the region on this popular day trip.
Highlights
  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns or Port Douglas
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 journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks. 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 Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense). Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - please ensure to choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nothing to review as Down Under failed to pick me up where they told me to wait. They "are unable to refund" my $200+ fee or donate it to Bushfire Appeal as I suggested. Rating of 1 as I can't give zero.
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Manager at Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 4 days ago
Hi I6262MQdavidsm, We are disappointed to read your review about your experience on Monday. I have checked our records and discussed this with our Reservations Manager regarding what occurred with your pickup. Our Reservations Manager personally spoke to you over the phone on Sunday (the day prior to your tour) to confirm that our coach would pick you up at 8:05am from the bus stop just to the right outside of your accommodation. She also mentioned if you were still unsure to ask your Reception staff as they would be able to show you, as the bus pickup is designated specifically for your Hotel. The next morning our driver could not locate you at this advised location and searched for 22 minutes to try and locate you. After advising our Reservations team he could not locate you, they were able to make contact with you by phone. You advised you had walked to a bus stop 450 metres away from your accommodation. By this time it was 8:35am. Once we found your location, our driver stopped opposite to where you were seated. You then advised our Reservations staff that whilst you could see the bus, you no longer wished to travel, and declined our offer to travel on another day. Our cancellation policy on the day of travel is 25% of the booking, and as you booked and paid through TripAdvisor, our Reservations team advised that you are required to request your refund via TripAdvisor directly (as we do not have your funds). We are disappointed that we were not given the opportunity to take good care of you on the after our team went to great effort to locate you, and in doing so delayed the tour by 30 minutes. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. The DUT Team.
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Excellent trip just a few pointers as we found it quite confusing. The scenic railway goes Cairns-Freshwater-Kuranda and return. The Skyrail goes Smithfield-Kuranda-Smithfield. I'd highly recommend doing what we did. Gold class scenic railway from Cairns to Kuranda. Note the
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I highly suggest going Gold Class. It was a very hot and humid day in Cairns and the trains do not have AC. Gold Class provided nice comfy chairs with room to breathe! They serve so many snacks and drinks. They really go over and above.It was a great experience. The skyrail on
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Enjoyable day - worth the extra for the Gold Class - snacks and drinks along the way on the train to Kuranda. We found the humidity too high for much wandering around the village and after lunch returned by cable car over the rain forest. All the staff were excellent and
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail Gold Class and Skyrail! We agree that the upgrade to Gold Class on the Railway is definitely worth it! Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Wonderful day seeing the sights of the rainforest via skyrail and train. What great service on train ride back to catch bus to Port Douglas. Excellent service and tasty snack. A great family adventure!
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Guide63094378866, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail Gold Class, and Skyrail! It is a fantastic way to see the beautiful rainforest, and Gold Class is the perfect treat. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours
2,361 reviews
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loutsia
North Shields, United Kingdom
141133
Superb
Upgraded to diamond with glass floor it was great views amazing Kurunda village lovely a nice day out well worth
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claremL9545IT
70
Honeymoon
Peter was an amazing tour guide, he really showed us all the Rainforest had to offer. The lunch in the trees was
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TheSeattleTraveller
Seattle
5630
Awesome!!
This was an amazing experience! We took the skyrail up. We took an uber from our hotel to the skyrail terminal and
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I6262MQdavids
31
Non Event thanks to Down Under
Nothing to review as Down Under failed to pick me up where they told me to wait. They "are unable to refund" my
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SteveS580
Chester, United Kingdom
4031
Must do in Cairns
Excellent trip just a few pointers as we found it quite confusing. The scenic railway goes
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LaurenH9818
Indianapolis, Indiana
2612
Awesome trip up to Kuranda!
I highly suggest going Gold Class. It was a very hot and humid day in Cairns and the trains do not have AC. Gold
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CarolynK184
Houston, Texas
6315
Accommodates Beginners and Those More Experienced
The boat was well-staffed with friendly, patient, and safety-conscious men and women. The demonstrations were
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E7448PIlaurat
Adelaide, Australia
23
Amazing views!
This is a must-do in Cairns. We went up to Kuranda on the train, and hearing the history of how the men virtually
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barbriwaka
Wodonga, Australia
86
Great tour
We had a great family day out. We had our 6 and 3 year old children who loved the adventure. Gordon our bus driver
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chelseaboy03
Northampton, United Kingdom
15848
Peter we love you!
Peter out tour guide was incredible. Very knowledgeable, kind and caring. Most importantly- FUNNY! Great tour with
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christine562015
Toronto, Canada
214
Breathtaking!
Loved the train up to Kuranda...it stopped twice on the way. And then the skyrail down, over the rainforest
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michellemug
Nambour, Australia
1266
Relaxing way to travel
What a way to travel down the range, winding around the ridges and taking in the sights along the way with a stop
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Tango3124
Cardiff, Australia
101
Great vehicle, awesome tour guide (Daniel)
It was clear to us the passion that Daniel has for his work. Tour was awesome with a lot packed in. Daniel also
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Atin G
Bengaluru, India
51
Fantastic views from the scenic rail and skyrail.
Loved the views. Rainforestation was interesting. Would have liked more time to explore kuranda village.
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Sofia L
20
Great Day Trip!
This was a last-minute booking for me which ended up being a great day. The rain held off and the scenery was
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