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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

From US$129.55
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Highlights
  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Port Douglas
  • Spectacular views of Barron Falls from the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Onboard commentary during the one hour and 45 minute train ride
  • Hostess assisted check-in
  • Variety of options available including Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village and browse the famous Heritage Markets
  • Pickup and drop off at Port Douglas hotels by luxury coach
  • Exclusive Kuranda Market Discount and guide assistance
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail (approx. 8.5 hours)
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway (approx. 10 hours)
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway (approx. 10 hours)
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Overview
Explore the charming village of Kuranda and the World Heritage rain forests of Tropical North Queensland on this full-day adventure from Port Douglas. Chug past waterfall-studded gorges with a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and glide above the treetops from a gondola on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Customize your day with the choice of many different activities, including a visit to Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, guided nature tours at Rainforestation Nature Park, and memorable observation experiences of koalas and exotic birds.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the ancient, World Heritage-listed rain forest of Tropical North Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Port Douglas hotel and a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. During the 1.5-hour journey, wind around mountainous curves and stop briefly at beautiful Barron Gorge for photos. 
When you arrive at the station in Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you choose. Browse heritage markets and enjoy lunch at a local café (own expense), or select from a variety of optional activities. Join in an indigenous celebration at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, take an amphibious duck tour at the Rainforestation Nature Park or enjoy an up-close observation of some of Australia’s amazing animals at Birdworld and the Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Additional expense. See Itinerary below for a description of each option.)
To return to Port Douglas, glide above the lush canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. From inside a 6-passenger gondola, get a unique perspective of the forest and enjoy views that stretch far out into the Coral Sea. Stop at two different lookouts to capture photos and chat with forest rangers. 
Your full-day rainforest adventure concludes with drop-off back at your Port Douglas hotel in the early evening.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We landed in cairns with a plan to cover Kuranda village & other scenic locations. We drove down to the sky rail station from there a bus took us to the train station on the way guide in bus gave a brief of Cairns. We...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2019

We took the Skyrail to Kuranda and rode the train back to town. We upgraded to the Gold Class service. That's the way to go. Comfortable seating, served snacks, beer and wine all the way to town. Stopped At the Barron Falls Station to take...More

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

Hi Tennessee_Nomads, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Gold Class of the Scenic Rail. We agree that the Gold Class upgrade is...More

Reviewed 17 January 2019

We rode the train with their Gold Class Service. We not only sat in comfortable seats but we drank wine and had snacks along the way! We were able to open the windows to get better photographs, which I loved. We rode the Skyrail down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scotudy
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Hi Scotudy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review- we are happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail! The Gold Class Service certainly is the perfect way to experience the Scenic...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018

We were picked up from out accommodation in Port Douglas and taken to Freshwater Station in Cairns for the trip up to Kuranda. The train journey was interesting with a couple of stops on the way. There was plenty of room to move about to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi DMCJKC, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail! It certainly is a great day out and it's wonderful that you were able to make the most...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

You can do this train trip from Port Douglas and be delivered to the station in plenty of time to catch the train. its a long day but so worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
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