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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda from Port Douglas

Product ID: 72562
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This special 1-day package combines the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Learn about the ancient rainforest at Skyrail and the pioneering history of Cairns from the train with transfers from Port Douglas.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up is available at your Port Douglas accommodation. Pick-up time may be between 7:45 am and 8:30 am depending on pick-up location. Your pick-up location and time will be advised by the local operator after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel over and through World Heritage Rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Take a complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tour at Red Peak Station
  • Experience a scenic railway journey passing through 15 hand-carved tunnels
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation
  • Download the Skyrail Interpretive App & Audio Guide to place the story of the ancient rainforest directly into your hands
Full description
Take an unforgettable journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride over and through Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest in the Barron Gorge National Park on this 1-day activity package.

Glide just meters above the canopy along a 7.5-kilometer span in a comfortable 6-person gondola. Enjoy views of tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

You’ll stop at Red Peak Station for a guided boardwalk tour with a Skyrail Ranger, to learn about the ancient tropical forests. You’ll also make a stop at Barron Falls Station, where you’ll find pathways and lookouts over the Barron Gorge and Falls, historical displays and a Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, the Interpretation Centre features interactive touch-screen computers that provide an engaging and fun learning experience for people of all ages.

Multiple winner of the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is The World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience. It is located just 15 minutes from Cairns city center and 50 minutes from Port Douglas.

Combine your journey with a trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 120 years ago, this historic train winds its way through the mountains between Kuranda and Freshwater Station. Enjoy scenic views of mountains rising from sea level to 328 meters, spectacular waterfalls and the stunning Barron Gorge. The journey includes English commentary and a commentary companion guide with information on the history of the railway’s construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda.

This package includes round-trip transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation.
  • Round-trip Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience visiting the World Heritage Rainforest
  • Rainforest boardwalks and interpretive signage
  • Guided ranger tour at Red Peak Station
  • Entry to the Rainforest Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls Station
  • Lookouts and historical displays at Barron Falls Station
  • Trip guides in 11 languages
  • Free WiFi at Smithfield, Kuranda and Barron Falls terminals and stations
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway journey (including English commentary, a companion guide with information on the history of the railway’s construction and a trip map)
  • Round-trip transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation
What’s Not Included
  • Upgrades to other travel classes
  • Any retail or Canopy Cafe purchases

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Important information
Know before you go
Please be advised that you must travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway and booked transfers at your pre-booked departure time. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has pre-set times at which guests travel on their itineraries. Once your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway experience with round-trip transfers has been ticketed changes cannot be made.
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Product ID: 72562