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Kuranda Day Tours Discover the village in the rainforest Nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns, Kuranda has been enchanting visitors for years. Accessible by train, cableway or road, the charming Village in the Rainforest’ presents a bevy of tropical delights.

From the traditional appeal of the famous Kuranda Markets to the cool sophistication of roadside cafes and restaurants, Kuranda has something to suit everybody.

Soar above the rainforest canopy in your Skyrail Gondola and go back in time on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Step into the colour and excitement of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Bird world, be smitten by the Koala’s in Koala Gardens, meander through local art galleries and Aboriginal Artefacts, or simply savour a locally made tropical fruit ice cream.

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Your day begins with the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views as you wind your way up to quaint village of Kuranda. There is plenty of time to explore, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. Then it’s time to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your return journey, gliding silently over and through the rainforest, enjoying beautiful views along the way.

Kuranda Scenic Rail:
This morning our driver will greet you, collect your voucher and issue your Kuranda Boarding Pass. We will then transfer you to Freshwater Station. There is no need to queue as your pre-allocated Train tickets are already on your Boarding Pass.

Once aboard, enjoy this historical rail journey to Kuranda, enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda.

Kuranda Village:
Upon arrival in Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets operate 7 days a week and are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens [at own expense]. Your Kuranda Boarding Pass also offers discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:
At the scheduled time, make your way directly to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway boarding line – there is no need to queue as your tickets are already on your Boarding Pass. Once aboard, be amazed as you journey over and through World Heritage protected Rainforest. Your Boarding Pass is your ticket for this iconic rainforest experience that includes time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls stations, both with spectacular lookouts. Or visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Complimentary guided boardwalk tours are offered throughout the day at Red Peak Station.

After arriving at the Smithfield Skyrail, make yourself known to our Hostess and they will direct you to your coach for the transfer to your accommodation.

Hotel Pick-up
8.50am or 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Rail
2 - 4 hours Free time in Kuranda
Kuranda Heritage Markets
1.45pm or 3.45pm Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Hotel Drop-off

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail:

Hotel Pick-up 7:00am
Kuranda Scenic Rail 8:50am
Free time in Kuranda: 3.5hrs approx
Heritage Markets – Daily
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1:45pm
Transfer to Hotel at 3.15pm
Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail (Gold Class):

Hotel Pick-up 8:15am
Kuranda Scenic Rail with Gold Class service 9:50am
Free time in Kuranda: 2.5hrs approx
Heritage Markets – Daily
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1:45pm
Transfer to Hotel at 3.15pm

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Train 0850 - Sky Rail 12.45, 1.45,2.45,3.45,

Gold Class Departures
Train 0950, - Skyrail 1.45,2.45,3.45

25% Cancellation Fee within 24 Hours of Departure

Daily Departures except Christmas Day

4 - 14 Inclusive

2 Adults and 2 Children aged 4 - 14 yrs inclusive

Customer to confirm accomodation pick up 48 hours prior to tour pick up from Cairns and Port Douglas (request at time of booking)