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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Kuranda Scenic Railway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Rail Self-Drive

Product ID: 72556
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Combine a memorable Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You’ll visit the village of Kuranda in the rainforest on a self-drive tour and return to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal on a 1-way transfer.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed voucher required
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
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
  • Enjoy a complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tour at Red Peak Station
  • Learn about the pioneering history of Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Experience a scenic railway journey passing through 15 hand-carved tunnels
  • Download the Skyrail Interpretive app and audio guide to get the story of the ancient rainforest directly into your hands
Full description
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. This 1-day program includes the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Self-Drive tour.

Enjoy an unforgettable journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that takes you over and through Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest in the Barron Gorge National Park.

Glide just meters above the canopy along a 7.5-kilometer span in a comfortable 6-person gondola. Take in 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.

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 a 1-way transfer from the Freshwater Railway Station back to your vehicle at the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Smithfield Terminal where you began the day.
  • 1-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience
  • 1-way Kuranda Scenic Railway journey
  • Self-drive shuttle transfer between Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal and Freshwater Station
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers to and from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Smithfield Terminal
  • Any retail or Canopy Cafe purchases

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Meeting point

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Smithfield Terminal

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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 Self-Drive experience has been ticketed changes cannot be made.
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Product ID: 72556