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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

Highlights
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
From USD 122.08
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Rail-SkyMost Popular
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway and return on Skyrail; approx. 8.5 hours; departs at 7am and 7:45am
USD 122.08
Rail-Rainforestation-Sky
Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park and return from Kuranda on Skyrail; approx. 10 hours; departs at 7am and 8am
USD 192.80
Sky-Rail
Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and return on the Scenic Railway; approx. 10 hours; departs at 8am and 8:45am
USD 122.08
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
What to Expect
With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge.

Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
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Reviewed yesterday
Great views

The diamond view was worth the extra, Well worth the round trip - train one way and cable car the other. Was a minor mix up with transfer buses back at Smithfield station that caused some delay, but otherwise smooth. Great views and fascinating engineering...More

Thank Vikram S
Reviewed 1 week ago
great day out

went to Kuranda by rail,then down by sky cable had lunch at Kuranda was surprised by what it has,it is a small village but great shops souveniers food clothes etc great day out would recommend and would go back definitely,the rail trip up was relaxing...More

1  Thank mozang01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Day Going Up & Down the Mountain

We were disappointed to be travelling backward to Kuranda from Cairns Central. The views are fabulous and the commentary interesting. We travelled Heritage Class. A pleasant lunch at Kuranda before our return trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which can get very busy in the...More

2  Thank GnAW480
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GnAW480, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience - we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail. We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Sky rail and Scenic Rail to Kuranda

Great attraction, good facilities at both ends. Loved both experiences. Reasonably priced. Welcoming staff made it enjoyable.More

Thank AnnMarie V
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi AnnMarie V Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your day - we are so glad to hear that you loved both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Rail experiences! Thank you again, and we hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Enjoyable day trip with great views

We went up on the Scenic Railway and returned via the Sky Rail. It was an enjoyable trip and such a smooth and relaxing trip on the sky rail was great, especially given my fear of heights but you are too busy enjoying the view...More

Thank DandMKennedy
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DandMKennedy, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your day visiting Kuranda - we are so glad to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable day and would recommend it to others! Congratulations on pushing past your fear...More

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srcoffee
20 June 2018|
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Response from Dory310 | Reviewed this property |
I tend to be very careful , and because this excursion is so important , I would book in advance . Most importantly , I have traveled the world , and the Louvre has nothing on what I saw at the Great Barrier Reef . I... More
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7 June 2018|
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Response from Kerrie66453 | Reviewed this property |
You can travel everyday except Christmas and Easter. You can travel both ways by train but you will miss out on the cable car which is worth doing You can park in the street or at the adjacent shopping centre car park, near... More
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graham H
22 May 2018|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return by train, but we came back down on the cable car. It was amazing and the least scarey of any that I have been on before.
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