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From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

1. From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

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. 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 among the stores and galleries, or take a walk along the beach and let the kids play in the playground (only with the 11:00 AM departure). Return to Port Douglas with new friends and great memories, before getting dropped off at your accommodation or chosen restaurant on request.  

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

2. Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Port Douglas. Experience the beauty of the rainforest from above then enjoy some leisure time in Kuranda before returning by rail. Be picked up from the comfort of your Port Douglas accommodation. Relax on the scenic drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you get ready to see the rainforest from the air. Board the Cableway and be awed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest on your journey. Admire the flora and fauna beneath as you head for the forest village of Kuranda. Stop at two stations on the cableway. Head out for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda, make use of some free time to explore the village at your leisure. For the return journey, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train for a ride over one of the world's most picturesque rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges along the way. After disembarking, catch your coach back to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

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What people are saying about Freshwater station

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the Karunda railway rail was not running on the day I booked, but was replaced with a journey on the sky rail, which was great. Chris our driver was excellent, knowegable and engaging. I had a lovely day out.

Great experience on the Scenic Rail and Skyrail and plenty of options for activities or shopping in Kuranda. The tour guide was friendly and able to share lots of information on the area. Highly recommend.

Loved it - a great day out. Brett was fantastic; really knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Fantastic sights to see even though we had wet weather.

Great way to see Kuranda. The guide was really informative and gave a great tip where to have lunch. Crocodile with green apple curry was great!

So we’ll organised by our tour guide, we always knew where we had to be and what we were doing. Had some free time as well. We had a great day.