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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
From US$159.37
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Port Douglas
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard, and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the 1-hour and 45-minute journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks.

On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense).

Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (140)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Disappointing

Tourist trap alert! I promise to end this review with the trick to getting the most out of this trip to Kuranda The skyrail is pleasant but nothing special as you can really only see the tops of trees. It stops in a few places...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickistrippin
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi nickistrippin, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your Kuranda experience did not live up to your expectations and you found it to be a ‘tourist trap’. The trip to Kuranda via Skyrail & the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pleasant

Nice but not scintillating. The skyway was ho-hum. Kinda boring. Kuranda is one big tourist attraction. OK, though. We recommend the butterfly attraction. Unusual! And getting a picture with a koala. That’s unique. The train back was pleasant. Go for the gold transport, with beer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trevor90210
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Trevor90210, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We understand that Kuranda is a unique village and not to everyone's taste, so we are glad to hear that you had a pleasant day and enjoyed the beautiful Butterfly Sanctuary, Koala Gardens...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile
Take the gold !

We traveled up to Kuranda on the gold class tour. It had breath taking views and was totally worth the extra price. Our cabin hostess Arusa was a treat. She kept our glasses of wine filled and brought us many treats to eat. She was...More

1  Thank GWL2310
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GWL2310, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your great day visiting Kuranda via Skyrail and the Scenic Rail Gold Class. We are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience from start to finish! I agree upgrading...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018
I liked traveling the Gold Class way

We enjoyed all the extra perks have the Gold Class entailed. From waiting in a special area enjoying a delicious mocktail before boarding the train to multiple offerings of wonderful foods ( pastries, drinks, ice cream etc) on the ride up. Having an energetic, enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank SisuColorado
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi SisuColorado, Thank you for your review - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful perks of Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Rail! Upgrading to Gold Class certainly does make the experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you for choosing to...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile
Overrated

The trip up in the train was excellent; however, the trip down on the cableway was a disaster. First, the tram goes way over the top of the rainforest. If you like to see tops of trees from above, this is for you. Then the...More

Thank pkf2018
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi pkf2018, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail. We are sorry about your experience with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Unfortunately, I cannot locate your booking to...More

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AnnM2655
1 January 2019|
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Response from GWL2310 | Reviewed this property |
Pick up locations vary depending on need. We confirmed our hotel and pick up time of 8:50 am with the tour company a week before the trip. Taking the train up and cable car back should allow you lots of time as the cable... More
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687michaelc687
24 October 2018|
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Response from lynne b | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, we did it end of July this year and wore shorts and t shirts. I`m sure they will be operating in June as the weather is quite warm at that time of year and less rain.
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