Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Make your way up the mountains to the rainforest village of Kuranda, taking the scenic rail journey up, enjoying a few hours free time to explore, then descending via the unique Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Cairns, Australia
8 hrs 15 mins
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am to 3:15 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail up into the mountains of Cairns to the rainforest village of Kuranda
  • 3 hrs 30 mins free time to explore Kuranda, with its many attractions, markets, and cafes
  • The chance to explore the Kuranda Heritage Markets which are on daily
  • Take the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back down the mountain
  • Return transfers from selected Cairns hotels on board a luxury air-conditioned bus

Where we Visit:

  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Kuranda Village
  • Kuranda Heritage Markets
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 
What's excluded

  • Entry into any of the paid attractions in Kuranda Village
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs & other purchases
What to Expect

Spend a day at the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village, surrounded by the world's oldest living tropical rainforest. 


Your day starts with collection from your Cairns hotel, where your friendly driver will meet you, and issue your Kuranda Boarding Pass – keep this safe, as this gets you on and off the train and cable cars, and has all your information for the day. Get transferred to the Freshwater Station, ready to board the train.


Once aboard the Kuranda Scenic Rail, enjoy this historical train journey to Kuranda, taking in the breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over dozens of bridges,93 curves and through 15 tunnels hand-made by pioneers over 120 years ago. 


Upon arrival in Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets operate 7 days a week and are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (at your own expense). Your Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat from. 


At the scheduled time, make your way directly to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway boarding line – there is no need to queue as your tickets are already on your Boarding Pass. Once aboard, be amazed as you glide over 7.5 kilometres over and through World Heritage protected Rainforest on the cable cars with large windows for panoramic views. 


The Skyrail journey also includes time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls stations. Each has a rainforest boardwalk loop, for the chance to stretch your legs and immerse yourself in nature. You can even take a ranger-guided tour at Red Peak. Then, at Barron Falls, see the powerful waterfalls and gorge from the lookout. 


After arriving at the Smithfield Skyrail landing, make yourself known to the tour host and they will direct you to your coach for the transfer back to your accommodation.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The Operator accepts no responsibility for passengers or their property failing to be at designated points at designated times or for any loss or damage arising out of such failure
  • The Operator and its employees shall not be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property
  • The Kuranda Scenic Rail is subject to extreme weather conditions resulting in non-operation. In this instance, return Skyrail will be provided to substitute the Kuranda Scenic Rail portion
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is subject to extreme weather conditions resulting in non-operation. You will be advised on the day of alternative arrangements that will be available to you

Cancellation Policy:

  • A 25% fee applies for any cancellations on the day of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on the day of departure
  • If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours prior to departure, a refund may be due. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be processed within 3 business days of cancellation. Merchant fees are non-refundable

Pickup Locations
  • 181 The Esplanade
  • 201 Lake Street
  • Acacia Court Hotel
  • Adobe Motel
  • Aquarius
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