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Kuranda Village Day Trip from Cairns With Optional Scenic Railway and Skyrail

  • Full-day tour of Kuranda village from Cairns
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed rainforest of North Queensland
  • Travel by comfortable coach or scenic railway
Kuranda Village Day Trip from Cairns With Optional Scenic Railway and Skyrail
From USD 35.15
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The railway up to Kuranda was beautiful. Nice to stop on the way up and look at the view. On the top we went to the koala park, ate at Frogs restaurant and looked at the markets. We took the Skyrail down and it was...More

Thank vbD8364FO
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Choo choo

From pick up at the hotel to drop off, the day went smoothly. I had upgraded both the train and the sky rail, and we were treated really well on the train (no need for breakfast before you go as they feed you muffins and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travellinlight53
Reviewed 8 August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank macshel000
Brad F, General Manager at Global Travel Services, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MaxineH342
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17 October 2018|
Response from Allan M | Reviewed this property |
We didn't but this can certainly be done. We cruise often. This would fit into a day ashore and is well recommended. Can also be done in reverse order if that fits your schedule better.