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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Experience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other attractions include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)
  • 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
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
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 today via mobile

A beautiful train journey with mind blowing scenery throughout. Kuranda village markets are colorful well stocked with souvenirs worth shopping for. The cafes Serve excellent food. It’s every scent well spent

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ramchandra P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this excursion although my daughter said ahe would have liked more time at Kurranda(like 2 days!). I suggest the Skyrail up and train back as then you can relax( the train gets you in on time) and you can spend as much time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 858adamm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing Kuranda and the surrounds was amazing and the day wasn’t rushed with tight schedules however having been on 4 tours with other company’s before this I was disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm from the bus driver. He seemed bored and the tour was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kombilover333
Reviewed 6 days ago

Down Under Tours' staff were fantastic. Instructions were clear and precise. What I liked the most was the Punctuality. Credit to the staff for that. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank naren p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and koalas and kangaroos were amazing. We took the rail up and cable car down. Nice variety. Very enjoyable day.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LeesburgFlorida
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July 7, 2019|
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Response from Stephen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do any combination , we took sky rail up and train back but be aware if you do a combo they are different departure / return points couldn't do this if you are planning to drive
May 2, 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
ditto trainers
April 19, 2019|
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Response from Sue_222222 | Reviewed this property |
it varies according to where you are staying
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