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Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns provided by Cairns Custom Tours

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Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns
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This small-group tour includes transfers from your port or hotel to the amazing Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you will glide over the rainforest canopy as you make your way to Red Peak Station. From there explore the World Heritage listed rainforest before re-boarding to the Barron Falls. View the magnificent Barron Gorge, falls & visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre before re-boarding the cableway and making your way to Kuranda. You will be met there and transferred to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest (if you prefer, take a five-minute walk). There you will have two hours to eat, shop and explore. Later, make your way to the nearby Kuranda Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest over 37 bridges & through 15 tunnels. From Freshwater Station you will be transferred back to your hotel or port. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 195995P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your hotel or port by air-conditioned bus.
  • Kuranda map and visitors guide.
  • One way journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda.
  • Two hours free time to explore Kuranda village & famous Heritage Markets.
  • One-way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail departing Kuranda at 2pm.
  • Entry/Admission - Smithfield
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda
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)
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Air conditioned transfer available from most hotels and accomodation houses in Cairns city and inner suburbs. I regret I can I can not offer transfers to customers staying on the northern beaches, Machan's, Holloways, Trinity, Kewarra, Clifton Beaches, Palm Cove or Yorkey's Knob
  • Ports:
  • Trinity Wharf
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • I can generally only offer pickup at the hotels listed upon checkout. For special cases or if the hotel is not listed please contact me
  • 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 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your hotel or port by air-conditioned bus.
  • Kuranda map and visitors guide.
  • One way journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda.
  • Two hours free time to explore Kuranda village & famous Heritage Markets.
  • One-way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail departing Kuranda at 2pm.
  • Entry/Admission - Smithfield
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda
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)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Air conditioned transfer available from most hotels and accomodation houses in Cairns city and inner suburbs. I regret I can I can not offer transfers to customers staying on the northern beaches, Machan's, Holloways, Trinity, Kewarra, Clifton Beaches, Palm Cove or Yorkey's Knob
  • Ports:
  • Trinity Wharf
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • I can generally only offer pickup at the hotels listed upon checkout. For special cases or if the hotel is not listed please contact me
  • 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 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
A note from Skyrail & Kuranda Train Day Trip from Cairns
Both Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Rail have their own robust Covid-19 safety plans. Customers must supply an email address and mobile phone number at the time of booking so that a health questionnaire can be sent to you by Skyrail prior to the travel date. Thank you
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kuranda
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gjyg
Brisbane, Australia53 contributions
Journey is good . Destination not as good .
Caught the skyrail just outside of cairns . Picked the 11 am time to make sure we made it on time but that was a bad mistake . The skyrail was
Good with two stops to look around and see the rainforest and Barron falls view .
Arrived at Kuranda and it started closing at about 12.30 pm. Markets and shops closed and there was not much open. The only people we saw were some shop owners closing up and some fellow travellers waiting for the 3.30pm train. Sure there are nice walls like the Jumrum creek walk but by the end of it we had seen enough rainforest walks.
Had to try and kill time walking through cheap souvenirs ( well not that cheap ) and sarongs.
Some nice photographic art studios there if you can spare AU$2000.
This is written as we wait 2 hours for the train . The train ride would show some nice scenery.
Written 13 August 2021
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MichaelinCairns
Hi Gjyg, you did not do this tour with my company. There are several companies offering Kuranda tours. I do not offer a 11am Skyrail departure or 3:30pm train departure, my tours have a 10am departure on Skyrail and we use the 2pm train. Apart from the bushwalks, there are also 2 zoos and a butterfly sanctuary to enjoy in Kuranda as well. Thank you
Written 15 August 2021
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majorrus
Endeavour Hills, Australia52 contributions
Cairns holiday
Visiting Cairns on holiday this is a MUST see. We went up in the Gondola 🚠 and down back to Cairns on the train. Downloaded the skyrail app and it gave us a FULL commentary all the way up the mountain fantastic. The train trip down is also commentated telling you all about the area FANTASTIC day out. Barron falls was a spectacular sight to see too
Written 13 July 2021
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MichaelinCairns
I am pleased you enjoyed the tour!
Written 14 July 2021
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Aya
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Great day out
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was a convenient and relaxing way to explore the old rainforest and Kuranda. Our tour coordinator, Michael was very helpful.
Written 1 July 2021
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MichaelinCairns
I'm pleased you enjoyed the tour!
Written 2 July 2021
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RandM30
Brisbane, Australia129 contributions
A great day out
Jun 2021
Michael provided a smooth, seamless experience for us on this trip. The small-bus pickup from our hotel was on time and, being a small bus with only about 4 stops to pick up other passengers, the trip to the skyrail was not too long. Michael explained every detail of the day's proceedings and picked us up in Kuranda after a lovely trip on the Skyrail over the canopy. We enjoyed both the stops en route on the Skyrail and, thanks to COVID precautions, had the gondola to ourselves. We had 2 hours in Kuranda and then returned via the Scenic Railway - again a great experience (for we train buffs).

Michael met us at Freshwater station and took us back to our hotel.

Altogether a great day out.

Thanks Michael
Written 7 June 2021
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MichaelinCairns
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the day!
Written 8 June 2021
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NicAndOvi
2 contributions
Kuranda Tour
Dec 2019
We experienced this tour recently and we partially enjoyed it. Firstly, we took the train towards Kuranda and got back via Skyrail. For us the train ride was not what we expected. Indeed the train carriages are fantastically preserved and are left as they used to be nearly 100 years ago which does give it an authentic vibe and the railway itself is an engineering wonder but that is where it stopped for us. The seat allocation we got was terrible. We traveled in the carriage number 2 which is the 2nd from the locomotive, backwards with the seats next to the aisle so apart from few nice views and a couple of photos we took courtesy to our fellow travelers located near the windows, there was a plain train ride. Also at the stop at the Barron Falls, the first few carriages were not even close to a proper view of the falls and we had to walk a lot towards the rear side of that stop to actually take some pictures but it was crammed with people so very difficult to get there. Once there, we had to rush back as the train was about to depart. The whole ride was quite unpleasant because of the diesel fumes that were constantly present, more predominantly in the 15 tunnels we went through along the way.

Kuranda Village is a charming place with heaps of things to see and do if is not raining. However, it rained continuously for hours and we did not get the chance to explore much of what we initially had in mind, so be mindful of the weather and be prepared for a bit of rain. There are significant changes you will experience it. If that will be the case, we recommend you to spend some times in the markets that are all around Kuranda. You will find so many interesting things.

If you have 45 minutes extra, do try the river cruise, Kim is fantastic. She is so knowledgeable and the overall experience is great.
If you have kids or fancy some photos with Koala's or some exotic birds, you have these options, as well.

The Skyrail experience was really enjoyable. Although it rained, the views from the cabins were breathtaking. The amount of rain we experienced was incredible so we were too wet and tired to explore the two stops, however, the platform overlooking the Barron Falls was impressive and amazing. Overall was a nice tour, it would have definitely been better if we had a bit less rain and better seat allocation during the train ride.
Written 1 January 2020
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MichaelinCairns
Thank you for the review, however Cairns Custom Tours only offers Skyrail to Kuranda, returning by train, so I don't think you traveled with my company, regards, Michael
Written 1 January 2020
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By: Cairns Custom Tours
Richard W
Richard W
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Old Trippers
Michael was our excellent companion on this spectacular tour. he was knowledgeable of the area and gave a full comm
Stace8_12
Stace8_12
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Spectacular views
Great day out, we went first class, which gave us comfortable seats and some nibbles with drinks on the train. Pret
metla25
metla25
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Skyrail up, Train down.
Had a great day. Views and experience were excellent.Guide was friendly, informative and communicative.
J1196XGtammyr
J1196XGtammyr
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Fantastic Day Trip
Michael was excellent and went above and beyond to ensure everyone got the most out of their day. Cannot recommend
Spennygirl
Spennygirl
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What a beautiful day out and worth every cent
We went up on the morning via the railway which was an old fashioned train which really set the scene for the day.
Shreko66
Shreko66
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Great trip
We did the train up and skyrail back Was a uniquely great experience in the old carriage, plenty of room to view
Karen N
Karen N
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Great day out
What a great day. The train trip up was so enjoyable. Served morning tea and the hostess was so knowledgeable of
yudycar4
yudycar4
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Amazing
Everything was so beautiful. The view, the town, the skyrail and the train. The tour operator was really nice and
frankbJ7112XC
frankbJ7112XC
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Breathing taking views
Great experience on the skyrail and the train, a huge shout out to Michael, our very knowledgeable tour guide who m
X8092LU_
X8092LU_
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An enjoyable trip
Very beautiful view on the skyrail and the train, a huge shout out to Michael, our lovely tour guide who made the w
C9985YMgreg
C9985YMgreg
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awesome experience
Had a great day, our tour guide Michael was fantastic and was so informative in all aspects of the area and very at
Brilliare
Brilliare
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A fantastic experience
I recently visited Cairns and thoroughly enjoyed this tourist experience. I am full of praise for Michael who made
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