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Rail and Skyway in Summer

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Rail and Skyway in Summer

Hello! I will be in Cairns mid December and want to go to Kuranda. I plan on taking the 9:30 train there and the 2PM skyway back. I know there is no air conditioning on either.

Will I bake I the cable car in the mid afternoon? Would I be better off leaving a little earlier?

Thanks

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1. Re: Rail and Skyway in Summer

hello, it can get quite warm on both. In the cable car although there is no air-conditioning, there are large open gaps above the doors and this along with the movement of the car, lets in fresh air and a little breeze. It is best to get off at both stops and walk along the boardwalks through the rainforest as this is mostly covered by the trees etc., so you can cool down a bit and between both stops it is not a long ride, so wear light cotton clothing & a wide brimmed hat and it is worth the effort. When you book your ticket on the train, ask for a window seat so that you get the breeze from the open windows. The seats can get a bit warm so again either wear a 3/4 length cotton skirt or 3/4 light pants so that your legs are not in contact with the leather seats. I would even suggest you take along a little paper fan whilst taking the journey. It could be quite humid. The cable cars have a solid roof, but big windows all the way around, so you are not in the direct sun from the top. Enjoy your trip !

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2. Re: Rail and Skyway in Summer

Thank you!

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3. Re: Rail and Skyway in Summer

How can we reserve the railway and cable car and one way coach from cable station to hotel in Cairns city.

Also, how to reserve Army Duck and Aboriginal culture show in the same trip.

Is it required to reserve the shuttle bus for travelling from Kurander Market to Cable station. Many Thanks.

HK
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4. Re: Rail and Skyway in Summer

How can we reserve the railway and cable car and one way coach from cable station to hotel in Cairns city.

Also, how to reserve Army Duck and Aboriginal culture show in the same trip.

Is it required to reserve the shuttle bus for travelling from Kurander Market to Cable station. Many Thanks.

HK
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5. Re: Rail and Skyway in Summer

How can we reserve the railway and cable car and one way coach from cable station to hotel in Cairns city.

Also, how to reserve Army Duck and Aboriginal culture show in the same trip.

Is it required to reserve the shuttle bus for travelling from Kurander Market to Cable station. Many Thanks.

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