Down Under Tours

Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail

1 day | Cairns Return

Board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for an historical rail journey to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. Explore the Heritage Markets which are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over and through World Heritage protected rainforest.


Daily* (Subject to attraction operating days) 8:15am from Cairns


4pm, Cairns

Prices From Code: KQS


Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).


Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement
Prices above are in USD
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On arrival at Freshwater Station, board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for an 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. 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). 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.

Please Note: This tour departs and returns to Cairns. For Port Douglas return departures please visit the Port Douglas option for this tour.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Tour operated by our partners at Down Under Tours

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • • Experienced Driver Guides
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Water bottle
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Enclosed walking shoes

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

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