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Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail Day Tour with return hotel transfers

Travel to the rainforest village of Kuranda in style with our Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway package. Fly over the rainforest canopy on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Explore the rainforest at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations and join a guided ranger tour. Experience The Rainforest Interpretation Centre and the new “Edge” lookout, which offers uninterrupted views of the mighty Barron Falls.

4 hours free time to explore this charming village known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, local markets, and wildlife attractions. Popular activities include the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda, and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. There are many local cafes and restaurants.

Return to Cairns on the historic and picturesque train journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. One of the most iconic sights along the journey, the train stops at a special lookout to offer passengers breathtaking views of this majestic Barron Falls.

Kuranda Markets open Wednesday through to Sunday



Adult $181|Child 4-14yrs $95|
Family 2A+2C $457
Departs daily 7.30am - 5.30pm
Discover Kuranda with Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Glide above the rainforest in comfortable six-person gondolas and explore Kuranda in your own time. Enjoy the 1.5 hour journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a historic railroad that travels through the breathtaking World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. Gold Class upgrade $60.00 per person 

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Departs daily 8.30 or 9.30am - 5.15pm
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Make your way to the Cairns or Freshwater Railway Station 30 minutes before your train journey. Experience two of the most popular tourist attractions in Far North Queensland—journey aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda village. Leisurely explore Kuranda, the famous 'village in the rainforest', before returning to Cairns, gliding above the canopy of World Heritage rainforest and learning more about this ancient ecosystem with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail Rainforest Cable and Kuranda Scenic Train take approx 1.5 hours in each direction. Kuranda Markets open Wednesday to Sunday.

Journey aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns Railway Station at 8.30 am or 9.30 am. The original Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class carriages offer the old-world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, some of which are up to 100 years old.

Upgrade to Gold Class on the 9.30am Train service (see below for list of inclusions)

Experience your scenic journey in the refurbished original redwood heritage carriages. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and numerous photographic opportunities as you wind through the World Heritage-listed rainforest.

  • Leisurely explore Kuranda, the village in the rainforest
  • Travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from the Kuranda Terminal at 2.30 pm or 3.30 pm departure
  • Transfer by shuttle coach from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Caravonica Terminal to Cairns Railway Station

Shuttle Transfer Times

  • 2.30 pm Skyrail departing Kuranda meets the 4.00 pm bus transfer from Skyrail Caravonica Terminal, Smithfield to Cairns Railway Station
  • 3.30 pm Skyrail departing Kuranda meets the 5.20 pm transfer from Skyrail Caravonica Terminal, Smithfield to Cairns Railway Station


Cairns station Parking is at Cairns Central shopping centre – please ensure that you provide your number plate details upon check-in to validate for free parking. Freshwater station has free parking all around the station.


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