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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride over the forest canopy
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
From US$121.80
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail (approx. 8.5 hours)
Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway (approx. 10 hours)
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail (approx. 10 hours)
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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
What to Expect

After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional). 

If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct).

Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.

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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Skyrail experience

Skyrail is a terrific way to experience the heritage rainforest between Kuranda and Cairns. The Cableway allows you to enjoy the rainforest from above. See the rainforest in all its splendour. The trees, the ferns, the mountains and gorges. Truly an amazing experience.

Thank Len E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
What is there?

If you ever saw a forest if you ever took a telepherical and if you ever been to a village dedicated to turism business then you might enjoy. Otherwise pass your way. One green dot for the quality of the crew.

Thank eric_desn
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Day

Skyrail was the highlight of our trip to Kuranda. We were both hesitant to take the Skyrail because of our fear of heights but once we acclimatised to the heights we enjoyed some awesome scenery and a fantastic ride. The stops in between we're very...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Our experience

We really enjoyed the Skyrail trip and would suggest doing it as the first part so that you can take your time! It consists of three different segments and you can stop in the middle and have a small guided tour with a ranger. At...More

Thank Antonella_Francesco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous day trip to Kuranda

On a recent holiday to Palm Cove with my husband and two friends, we decided to do the skyrail and train to Kuranda. Apart from being terrified of heights, (me only) it was a fantastic experience. The veiws from the cableway were just brilliant. The...More

Thank Meredith402
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Meredith402, Thank you for your lovely review - we are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail. Well done on experiencing the Skyrail despite your fear of heights! I'm glad you were able...More

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Allison C
10 July 2018|
Response from Marie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Allison, As far as I know it is in Australia Dollars.
Xin C
22 June 2018|
Response from madaliene2018 | Reviewed this property |
The rail/rainforestation/sky is the trip where you take the rail up to Kuranda. You stop at a couple of places to view and walk in the rainforest and see the falls. After a couple hours in Kuranda you return via the sky... More