1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda Self-Guided Day Trip: Skyrail, Train, Cruise & Lunch

Product ID: 179459
Ride the scenic Skyrail Cableway over the rainforest, visit the koala gardens, and spend free time at the markets. Enjoy a riverboat cruise and delicious lunch at the Heritage Kuranda Hotel.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese

Pickup included

Please be ready for pickup at least 5 minutes prior to pickup time. You will be contacted by the tour partner with your specific pickup time. Passengers staying at the Northern Beaches will need to make their own way to Freshwater Station.
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  • Experience the best of Kuranda all in the Village itself
  • Enjoy an amazing Riverboat Cruise with the chance to spot wildlife and freshwater crocodiles
  • Indulge in lunch at the Heritage Pub
  • Visit the Koala Gardens and get up close and personal with a cuddly koala
  • Ride the Scenic Skyrail and the Scenic Rail
Full description
Visit the beautiful village of Kuranda, nestled amongst pristine world heritage listed rainforest. Take the Skyrail Cableway up to Kuranda and the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway back down. Enjoy door to door service with pick-up from Cairns City Hotels. Receive a premium travel guide, complete with map, for a seamless experience. 

On the world-renowned Skyrail Cableway, travel in gondolas offering 360-degree views. See the world's oldest living rainforest from above. Enjoy two stops along the way, allowing you to walk through the pristine rainforest. Once you arrive in Kuranda village, you will ride the shuttle to the famous Kuranda Koala Gardens and come face-to-face with some of Australia's most iconic animals and reptiles.

Stop for lunch in Kuranda's oldest building, the famous Kuranda Hotel, Sit back and enjoy your meal with a lovely view followed by a short stroll to the Barron River where you'll board the River Cruise. Experience the tranquillity and take in the amazing scenery. Spot local wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles and turtles too.
  • Coach transfers from most Cairns City accommodation
  • Skyrail and Kuranda Railway Tickets
  • Entry to Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Lunch at historic Kuranda Hotel
  • 45 minute river cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers from private residences and Northern Beaches of Cairns

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Skyrail operation can be affected by weather. The local operator will do their best to accommodate.
• Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Yorkeys Knob will need to make their own way to the Skyrail Station, and back to Yorkeys Knob after the tour
• Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Cairns Terminal will need to make their way to Pullman International Hotel to be picked up due to congestion at the Terminal
• Northern Beaches Transfers are not available. Passengers staying at the Northern Beaches will need to make their own way to Freshwater Station.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Full day of experiences with door to door service. Started with Skyrail stopping off at a rain forest walk and Barron falls, taken up to Kuranda Village and enjoyed a Koala experience. Down for a delicious lunch at Kuranda hotel before A riverboat cruise where we fed turtles Unfortunately didn’t see any fresh water crocs Final part of the trip was the ride down on the old railway. Can highly recommend.

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March 18, 2020

I highly recommend this day trip! It was my favorite day in Queensland, by far! Our guide, Paul was on time, caring, and knowledgeable. I loved the town of Kuranda, the market, and the animals. I highly recommend paying the $20 extra to visit Birdworld to interact with native birds.

February 16, 2020

Had an amazing trip with GTS. Extremely well organised, timely and Super friendly and helpful staff. We had an amazing trip with our 5 year old son going through the sky cable, river cruise and the train. The GTS guys gave us some very useful tips about going in and around Kuranda. And the best part was that the GTS team went out of their way to get our sons bag back that we’d forgotten at the hotel in Kuranda and got it delivered to our Hotel much to our son’s delight. Totally 5 star and would recommend GTS to all. Thank you so much GTS team. You guys are awesome.

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December 26, 2019

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Product ID: 179459