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After your hotel pickup from your local Cairns hotel, travel towards the incredible village of Kuranda. Your knowledgeable local guide will provide you with entertaining interpretations along the way as well as a historical background on the area and points of interest along the way.

Once you are close to Kuranda, your tour guide will stop and depending on your choice, you either have the option to travel to and from the top of Kuranda by coach or if you’d like to immerse yourself further in the World Heritage-listed rainforest, choose one of the upgrades and travel by scenic railway and skyrail cable car and/or train.

Upon arriving in Kuranda, enjoy free time to explore the stunning village home to incredible markets, shops and walking trails. Depending on the time of year, you can also take a river cruise along the water (own expense).

For lunch, grab a bite to eat from one of the local food stalls and cafes or dine at Frog’s Restaurant, famous for their freshly made sauces, dressings and resident water dragons (own expense).

You can also purchase a wildlife attraction pass which provides access to Koala Gardens, the Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld upon arrival to Kuranda Village (own expense).

If you’re feeling adventurous, end your day with an ATV buggy experience through the dense jungle and tropical fruit orchards surrounding the Barron Falls. This incredible experience can be organized on your day of travel and is payable direct.

Your tour guide will return you to your hotel at approximately 4pm.
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Explore the wild landscapes and UNESCO-listed rainforests of Far North Queensland on this full-day tour of Kuranda from Cairns. Browse the handicrafts markets of Kuranda village, cruise along the Barron River (extra cost) or enjoy a short hike in the Barron Gorge National Park. For the full experience, upgrade to include a scenic transfer by train and a thrilling ride on the Skyrail cable car. Many options are available with this tour.
  • Full-day tour of Kuranda village from Cairns
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed rainforest of North Queensland
  • Travel by comfortable coach or scenic railway
  • Soar over the Barron Gorge National Park on the Skyrail cable car (if option selected)
  • Free time to enjoy a range of optional activities
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalised experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic train surprise !

We've been to Cairns many times and just haven't considered the Skyrail or Train before as it seemed easier to just drive up. Big mistake! This time we took the train up and skyrail back. Excellent views, amazing scenery and the diamond upgrade was worth...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway and Skyrail and ATV

My family (husband and 2 kids ages 18 and 13) did this day trip on June 12, 2018. They picked us up from our hotel in Cairns which was very nice. On the bus, we bought tickets to the three animal parks that are in...More

Thank macshel000
Brad F, General Manager at Global Travel Services, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Yes time is limited in Kuranda so planning your day is paramount - sounds like you guys did it perfectly! Happy future travels:)

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Day Trip from Cairns

A great day spent touring and sightseeing some of Cairns beautiful places fun exciting enjoyed the whole day

Thank Maxine H
Reviewed 10 May 2018
Good tour

A good tour and Jude did a good job guiding us when we were on the bus with him and giving us commentary. Due to a problem with the train being closed for maintenance, we took the Skytrain up to Kuranda and return. I highly...More

Thank nianb11
Brad F, Manager at Global Travel Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks for letting us know that despite the train being out of action for scheduled maintenance, you enjoyed your day. I often worry about customers on these unfortunate (but essential) days. Thanks again!

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Ride over the rainforest canopy

The train wasn't running do to excess rain lately, but the Skyrail roundtrip was worth it! the view was fabulous and the cars run continuously. Kuranda is a little disappointing for shopping but the pub near the skyrail terminal has excellent food.

Thank marhath
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