Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail
This tour departs and returns to Cairns. For Port Douglas return departures please visit the Port Douglas option for this tour.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey over and through the World Heritage rainforest.*
Rainforest Walks & Lookouts
There are two stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.
Free Time in Kuranda
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, discounted on your Kuranda Boarding Pass).
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Later, board the world famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for your return journey to Cairns.
Return to Cairns
Wind through tunnels, across bridges and around curves, all the time appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 9.5 hours
Daily, 8:15 - 8.45am from Cairns
For Port Douglas departures please click here.
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Kuranda Scenic Rail
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway*
- 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, Skyrail & Train (KQS)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge 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.