Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda, and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfers

Activity provider:Down Under Tours
Day trip

Cairns: Skyrail, Kuranda, and Rail Tour with Hotel Transfers

Activity provider:Down Under Tours
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From US$ 121.63 per person

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Discover the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour from Cairns to Kuranda village. Soar over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

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Duration 6 hours - 1 day
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Selected hotels in Palm Cove and Northern Beaches. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure time advised by the local partner.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel over and through the World Heritage Rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Visit Kuranda the "Village in the Rainforest"- with it's many attractions
  • Journey along the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail
Full description

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns. Expereince the beauty of the rainforest from above on a ride to the town of Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Spend free time in Kuranda before returning on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.

Be picked up from the comfort of your cairns accommodation in the morning. Relax on the drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide silently over the rainforest on your journey to Kuranda.

Stop at two stations on the cableway where you can go for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda. Have free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily.

Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail train for ride over one of the world's most scenic rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges. Catch your coach back to your accommodation in Cairns.

  • Hotel transfers
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Lunch (can be purchased in Kuranda at own expense)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

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  • Hotel pickups commence prior to the tour time indicated. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner based on your hotel location
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4.6 /5

based on 254 reviews

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This day trip was fantastic. One of the best days out. Cable car was truly a great experience. Spent about an hour getting to the town via a couple of stops on the way. Spent 3 hrs in the township, shopping and sightseeing, including an hour or so in the Barron falls hotel chatting with the locals. Then the train ride back! This was the highlight of the day! Cannot describe it with words, just do it and you'll understand! Lovely people, great day and truely one of the best day outs I've done. 6 star day.

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April 6, 2023

The skyrail ride was absolutely amazing and a real highlight! The waterfall and the lookouts are also great and stunning and so is the train ride. Also Kuranda is really nice and has lots of nice cafes and restaurants as well as some really nice shops (not only the ones with the typical tourist souvenirs). Also there are some nice walking tracks around Kuranda, so plan enough time for your stop!

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April 3, 2023

The experience was wonderful. We got very lucky to have a great weather that day. Get ready to be speechless with view from the sky of the rainforest and also via the scenic train. I love the way they explain the historical moments through each part of the pathway down with the train, it was very impressive. Me and my partner absolutely loved it. We felt like we were riding to Hogwarts! 🤣

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February 18, 2023

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