1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Palm Cove

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

Product ID: 88049
See gallery
Certified
Experience one of Australia's most scenic train journeys on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Board the train at Freshwater and travel through a landscape of lush rainforest and waterfalls. Get some free time in Kuranda to stroll the craft markets and more.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 8 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your accommodation in Port Douglas or Palm Cove.
Wheelchair accessible

Select participants and date:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia through 15 hand-carved tunnels
  • Stroll around the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda and visit its arts and crafts markets
  • Unwind in laid-back Palm Cove and enjoy a cocktail at a beachfront bar
  • Enjoy a trip on the skyrail rainforest cableway gliding over the world heritage rainforest
  • Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Port Douglas or Palm Cove
Full description
Following pick-up from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas, commencing at 8:30 AM, journey in a small group of only 12 guests for guaranteed personal service and entertaining commentary. Travel down the Captain Cook Highway, known as the second most scenic highway in Australia, and learn the history of the region, along with local issues and stories about the wildlife. 

Arrive at beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in a breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and 15 dramatic tunnels carved through the rocks. Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the 'Village in the Rainforest', famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets, open every day. Browse the wide variety of Aboriginal artifacts, such as handmade leather goods, wood and jewelry. Stop at a café for lunch and listen to the busker, or try some local snacks such as macadamia nuts, honey, mango wine, homemade sweets or delicious homemade ice cream. Return by the skyrail rainforest cableway.

Next, head up the coast to Palm Cove, where you will be taken along the palm-fringed esplanade. Then, stop for a drink of your choice and get some staggering views of the picturesque beach. Stroll amongst the stores and galleries, or take a walk along the beach and let the kids play in the playground.

Return to Port Douglas with new friends and great memories, before getting dropped off at your accommodation or chosen restaurant on request.  

 

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Port Douglas or Palm Cove
  • Tickets for the skyrail
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Cocktails and other drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for all ages and for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 29 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by