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Side trip to Kuranda on drive from Port Douglas to Cairns

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Langley, B.C. Canada
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Side trip to Kuranda on drive from Port Douglas to Cairns

We would like to make a few hours side trip to Kuranda on our drive from Port Douglas to Cairns late September. We will have a rental car and would like to take the sky rail. Trying to decide between taking sky rail round trip or sky rail up and train down. I have a couple questions that would help me decide. If we take the train back down from Kuranda, does the train run continuously or do we have to prebook set times? As we would be parking our car at sky rail, if we take the train back, then we have to get back to where our car is parked. How do we get from train to sky rail parking area or does the train stop at that same sky rail parking location?

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Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Side trip to Kuranda on drive from Port Douglas to Cairns

The Kuranda Scenic Railway website or the Skyrail website will have the information for the questions you ask. But basically--1) The trains do not run continuously. They depart the Cairns area twice in the morning and depart the Kuranda station twice in the afternoon and you need to pre-book your time, and 2) the train/Skyrail combo ticket includes a transfer between the train station and the Skyrail station.

Langley, B.C. Canada
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2. Re: Side trip to Kuranda on drive from Port Douglas to Cairns

Thank you for clarifying. That is very helpful.

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