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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

  • 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
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway and return on Skyrail; approx. 8.5 hours; departs at 7am and 7:45am
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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.
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.
Reviews (498)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
fascinating trip

We booked a tour with pick-up and delivery and had no problems. We had a friendly driver who chatted the whole time, with interesting local information. He took our tickets into the station to ensure we had good seats. Make sure you get to sit...More

Thank Sue_222222
Reviewed 6 days ago
Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail Tour

We booked our trip before arriving in Cairns as we had been told this was a must do. So I booked a tour which included transfers from our hotel, the train up and the skyrail back. On making the booking I requested that we have...More

1  Thank Yan669902
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kurunda scenic Railway trip, and village deep in the rainforest Fabulous.

While visiting a cousin in Cairns she surprised me for my birthday last year with this great all day attraction. We enjoyed the thrilling history of the Kurunda Railway line which runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, over the Great Dividing Range to the town of...More

Thank novosoft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Day out

Loved all the information and history provided throughout the tour, the day from start to finish was well planned. A must for a visit to Cairns

1  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good Tour Almost Ruined

We had a prebooked tour with Down Under as part of a larger trip for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure that included hotel pick up and drop We were never picked up from our hotel and almost missed our entire tour....More

2  Thank EricCJ
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi EricCJ, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I would like to sincerely apologise on behalf of our team for the issues you experienced with the pick up and drop off transfers for your tour. Your booking had your correct hotel...More

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5 December 2018|
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Response from BrendaG1796 | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem in getting tickets near the date I went. Skyrail is brilliant, not so much the train. Initially it is just going through the back near people's houses, but eventually as it goes up, the views are good... More
26 September 2018|
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Response from Brianrossy | Reviewed this property |
Hi mate, The Skyrail and Kuranda train are sole providers of this service. The train goes up and returns at set times, you'll find the schedule on the website. The skyrail leaves every 15 minutes at each end. You can go... More