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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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About
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
What to expect
  • With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge. Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park. All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
What to expect
  • With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge. Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park. All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2570KRPS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. AU$19/adult, AU$9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (approx. AU$20/adult, AU$10/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (approx. AU$19/adult and AU$9.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is available from selected hotels in Cairns - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only one tour option is wheelchair accessible: Tjapukai w/ Lunch-Sky-Rail (code: KRST)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • KQS and KSQ are both wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Inclusions
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. AU$19/adult, AU$9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (approx. AU$20/adult, AU$10/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (approx. AU$19/adult and AU$9.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is available from selected hotels in Cairns - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only one tour option is wheelchair accessible: Tjapukai w/ Lunch-Sky-Rail (code: KRST)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • KQS and KSQ are both wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Rainforestation Nature Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Barron Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
196 reviews
Excellent
120
Very good
56
Average
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Helena M
Holden Hill, Australia13 contributions
Amazing and worth the visit
Loved the train up and sky rail back. Enjoyed the markets. Butterfly Sanctuary a must. Thank you to Tours Down under. Great bus drivers. A lot of fun for everyone .
Written 7 October 2021
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Leslie M
Thank you for your great review. Travelling one way on the train and the other by Skyrail is an amazing journey, isn't it. I am pleased to hear you did so much with your time in Kuranda.
Written 17 October 2021
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Eric Y
Brisbane, Australia64 contributions
Get your train ticket
If you Holiday in Cairns then you must do The Kuranda rail journey, the commentary provided on the journey up to Kuranda puts into perspective the immense task it would have been to build this railway. Many individuals lost their lives & toiled with handtools to get the job done.
Written 2 August 2021
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Leslie M
I am pleased you enjoyed your trip up to Kuranda. The Kuranda Scenic Train and the Skyrail both have amazing stories of how they were created, making the journey all the more amazing. Thank you for your great review.
Written 17 October 2021
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the_t_man05
Newcastle, Australia70 contributions
Absolutely Awesome!
Absolutely awesome, the train ride up is just wonderful and the sky rail back is spectacular, one of the best things we have ever been on.Don’t miss out on it if you are in Cairns.
Written 14 July 2021
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Leslie M
Thank you for your 5 star review! We are excited that you enjoyed your journey / experience so much. It is an amazing trip, both up and back, and having free time in Kuranda Village is a bonus, isn't it. We hope you can return and try some of our other tours one day.
Written 18 October 2021
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Derek&Yvonne
5 contributions
Kuranda was dissapointing
We did the train up and gondola down todsy which were both fantastic. But when we got to Kuranda (on a Monday) most of the market stalls were closed. Very dissapointed!
Written 12 July 2021
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Leslie M
I am happy to hear you had a great experience on the Kuranda Scenic Train and the Skyrail Cableway, but I am so sorry that your time spent in Kuranda Village was a bit of a let down. I can understand how you felt when a lot of the stalls weren't operating in the markets. I hope you found other things of interest to do in Kuranda that filled in your time.
Written 18 October 2021
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Juergen1975
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions
Gold class amazing for a treat, but caution if not a group of 4
Amazing scenery in train hauled by diesel locomotives that reminds me of catching train home from school. Upgraded to gold class and LOVED it (family of 5). Caution though if as a couple in gold class you will be seated (potentially seated facing backwards) facing another couple as seats primarily 4 seaters. Not that I am antisocial but I would not enjoy this for a premium experience. As it was, as we are a family of 5 I was seated initially with a group of 3 until reassigned to another seat next to my family as the carriage was not full. Staff were brilliant though and complementary drinks always topped up.
Written 9 July 2021
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Leslie M
Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are thrilled that your family enjoyed their Gold Class experience.
Written 18 October 2021
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Scott R
11 contributions
Interesting history
Great train ride. Interesting history of area and railway. Friendly staff, great views of the Cairns area. Great way to spend the day
Written 8 July 2021
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Leslie M
Thank you Scott for your 5 star review. The Kuranda Scenic Rail has an amazing history, as does how the Skyrail was created, just not as historical a story. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your journey to Kuranda and back so much.
Written 18 October 2021
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Patkym
Brisbane, Australia65 contributions
Great Day Out
Jul 2021
Great day out at Kuranda. Took the railway up and the sky rail back. Amazing views. So interesting to hear about the railway track and how it was built. The sky rail back was absolutely stunning.
Written 2 July 2021
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Josh Bell
Sunshine Coast, Australia9 contributions
Kuranda scenic railway
This railway trip was outstanding. The trip contained stunning views and was very luxurious. Highly recommend for familes.
Written 23 June 2021
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gypsy_jane
Adelaide, Australia434 contributions
Fun day out
Booked the Train to Kuranda and Skyrail return trip. This tour guide company offered pick up from hotel which was very appealing. Bus arrived on time and ensured ample time at station prior to train departure. As we only booked two days prior unfortunately did not secure the best seats. Was positioned away from windows in middle of train and facing the opposite direction to travel. Our time in Kuranda was one hour. Enough time for a quick stroll through the streets and coffee. Not enough time for us to visit the Butterfly Farm. Skyrail was the highlight of this trip. Amazing views over the tree canopies. We had the best weather too which made for perfect visibility. Overall great half day out however would recommend doing the Skyrail up and train back with two hours in Kuranda. Also booked at least a week in advance to ensure best seats on the train.
Written 21 June 2021
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Mark
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Go Gold Class
Thoroughly enjoyable rail journey from Freshwater to Kuranda.
Decided to travel Gold Class and enjoyed a fruit cocktail at the station, morning tea, beverages and drinks on the trip up.
Stunning views with ample photo opportunities and the car hostess on the train was superb.
Diamond class ride down on the Skyrail was equally memorable and enjoyed the alternative view of Barron Falls and the boardwalk
Written 19 June 2021
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HiltonR5571
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Great day out
Had a great all round day. We were picked up by very friendly drive outside our hotel who gave us some informative
MsMandy411
MsMandy411
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Sightseeing at its best
Loved everything about this tour. Whilst it was a long day, it was broken up with different stops and the bus was c
melmN5464GQ
melmN5464GQ
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Disappointing experience
great experience till we got to Kuranda. Arrived just before 2pm to find no food available to eat as stores were ou
Kelshaw
Kelshaw
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Exceeded our expectations!
Wow, wow, wow! This trip was amazing and we would highly recommend that if you can, upgrade to Gold Class. It was w
rianda26
rianda26
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Great day out
The skyrail is amazing and such beautiful scenery with two stops and easy to use. The stop at Kuranda town was a ni
Peppa F
Peppa F
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Fantastic Experience
We did the VIP experience and was well worth it. Staff provided us with a savoury and sweet treat, coupled with eit
TonyMachin
TonyMachin
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An amazing tour with many unique experiences
This was an amazing tour that had so much packed into one day that it is hard to describe the highlights! Mossman g
Kristina138
Kristina138
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Enjoyable and relaxing experience
Had an enjoyable and relaxing day taking a return Skyrail trip from Cairns to Kuranda. The view from the gondolas
rdavies468
rdavies468
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Great day
Went to Kuranda by skyrail and back to Cairns by the train. Great day out and would highly recommend doing it.
439kaylenep
439kaylenep
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Wonderful day!
I had a wonderful day doing this tour. It was a long day but a very comfortable one. The bus seats were comfy and t
sallywB57SR
sallywB57SR
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Fantastic value trip!
This was an absolutely fantastic trip if you have limited time and knowledge of the area. Stu our guide was so know
lisacS2510FS
lisacS2510FS
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Tour tribulation an exemplary day
The tour guide Daniel was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and lots of fun. The entire tour was perfect. This tour
Bruce7460
Bruce7460
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Great tour company
We did 2 days touring the Atherton Tablelands with Down Under Tours. Mareeba, Atherton, Herberton, Kuranda etc. Pet
Raju_homer
Raju_homer
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Rain Forest Tour
Daniel was an amazing tour guide. He was well informed and provided us with a running commentary about the histori
blazert
blazert
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge all in a day
We did this tour that included Mossman Gorge, My husband and I loved it although long periods of time on the bus. N
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