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Kuranda Full-Day Tour with Skyrail & Scenic Rail

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Experience the magic of Tropical North Queensland on a full-day tour with scenic rail, cultural immersion, rainforest exploration, and wildlife interaction.


  • Dive into a full-day adventure, featuring the renowned Kuranda Scenic Rail, Kuranda Village exploration, and Rainforestation tour.

  • Explore Kuranda, the Village in the Rainforest. Discover its vibrant heritage markets, a paradise for art lovers and foodies with its year-round offering of local produce.

  • Traverse through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on a WWII Army Duck, learn about the unique flora and fauna, and relish a delicious BBQ lunch.

  • Glide just meters above the rainforest on the Skyrail Cableway, soaking in panoramic views of Cairns' lush landscapes and the Coral Sea.

  • Opt for Kuranda with the Scenic Railway and return via the Skyrail, or vice versa, and indulge in free time amid markets, shops, and food stalls.

  • Fun Fact: The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers a 7.5-km panoramic journey, making it one of the longest gondola cableways in the world.


  • Full-day tour of Kuranda (optional)

  • Kuranda Scenic Rail

  • Free time in Kuranda Village

  • Rainforestation tour (Army Duck Tour, Wildlife Park, Dreamtime Walk, Pamagirri Dancers, BBQ Lunch) (optional)

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Expert guide (optional)

  • Round-trip hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Adventure Amidst Australia's Natural Wonders

Embark on a day of discovery and adventure with this tour. Your journey begins at sunrise with a pick-up from Cairns, followed by a mesmerizing trip on the world-renowned Kuranda Scenic Rail. As you wind through the World Heritage-listed rainforest, marvel at the tumbling waterfalls and striking gorges. Arriving at Kuranda, known as the 'Village in the Rainforest', immerse yourself in the local culture at the lively heritage markets, a year-round hub for local artists and creators.

Experience Indigenous Culture and Rainforest Canopy

Next, delve into the native wilderness at the Rainforestation Nature Park. Traverse the rainforest on an authentic WWII Army Duck and learn about unique flora and fauna. Delight in the Wildlife Park's diverse inhabitants, including the colossal crocodile, Jack the Ripper. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before experiencing the enticing Dreamtime Walk and the mesmerizing Pamagirri Dancers. Your day concludes with a breathtaking journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide above the canopy, absorb panoramic views of the lush Cairns Highlands, and learn about this fascinating environment. After an unforgettable day, a comfortable transfer returns you to Cairns by sunset.

Train up & Skyrail return, or vice versa

You can choose to experience the best of both worlds in Kuranda. Take the scenic railway and return on the Skyrail, or switch it up. Explore the rainforest village, and make the most of your free time exploring markets, shops, and delightful food stalls.


Skyrail, Rainforestation, Lunch and Scenic Rail

  • Hotel pick-up from Cairns

  • Start of tour (8:30am)

  • Explore Kuranda Village

  • Rainforestation Nature Park

  • Koala & Wildlife Park

  • Pamagirri Dreamtime Walk and Pamagirri dance performance

  • Army Duck rainforest tour

  • Lunch at the Treehouse Café (included with BBQ lunch option only)

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Hotel drop-off in Cairns

Train Up & Skyrail Return

  • 09:00am: Pick up from Cairns Hotels

  • 09:30am: Kuranda Train Departs from Cairns Central Station

  • 11:25am: Arrive at Kuranda Station. Free Time in Kuranda

  • 01:45pm: Skyrail Departs from Kuranda Station

  • 03:30pm: Arrive at Skyrail Smithfield Terminal

  • 04:00pm: Drop off at Cairns Hotels

Skyrail Up & Train Return

  • 09:45am: Pick up Cairns Hotel

  • 10:45am: Skyrail Departs from Smithfield Terminal

  • 11:30am: Arrive at Kuranda Station Free Time in Kuranda

  • 03:30pm: Kuranda Train Departs from Kuranda

  • 05:25pm: Arrive at Cairns Central Station

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and a sun hat.

What's not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags are not allowed.


  • The experience is wheelchair-accessible.

Additional information

  • A maximum of 10 guests are allowed on this tour at one point in time.

  • The activity provider has the right to change the itinerary order and time due to limited availability and/or weather.

  • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Yorkeys Knob will need to make their own way to the Railway Station, and back to Yorkeys Knob after the tour

  • Cruise ship passengers who arrive at Cairns Terminal will need to make their way to Pullman International Hotel to be picked up due to congestion at the Terminal.

  • Please note that the start time of the activity is not your pick-up time. The activity provider will contact you by email to provide the pickup time from your accommodation.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs from selected locations in Cairns.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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