Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class and Skyrail
$183concession ? Prices above are for departures between 4 May 2018 - 31 March 2019
Kuranda Scenic Rail in Gold Class
On arrival at Freshwater Station, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail in Gold Class, known for the ambiance, historical photographs & décor including timber look flooring and cedar interior. Admire the historical rail journey to Kuranda enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. Wind through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and curves, all the time appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is.
Enjoy quality refreshments for morning tea, including sparkling Australian wine, beer, orange juice, soft drink, ice water, mocktails, tea, coffee, appetizers and a chilled refresher towel during the journey, brought to you by a dedicated attendant.
Included Meals: Morning Tea
Kuranda Heritage Markets
In Kuranda it’s time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense).
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your 7.5km journey over and through World Heritage protected rainforest to Smithfield. Your 90-minute iconic rainforest experience showcases ancient rainforest and spectacular views with time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations for education and interpretation.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 9.25 hours
Daily, 8:15 from Cairns
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Kuranda Scenic Rail in Gold Class
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Kuranda Boarding Pass
- Individual seating, lounge-style chairs
- Quality refreshments during the journey
- Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage
- Souvenir trip guide
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Detailed and informative commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class & Skyrail (KQSG)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge on selected tours if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
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To be classified as a tropical rainforest, the area must receive at least 1.3 metres of rain per annum.
Tropical North Queensland’s rainforests are the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth and once covered the entire Australian continent.
The mean average rainfall in Australia’s Tropical Rainforests varies between 1.2 metres and 3 metres per annum; 60% of which falls in the summer months, December to March.
Australia’s Tropical Rainforests cover approximately 900,000 square hectares & are internationally recognised as one of the most ecologically fascinating natural areas in the world.