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Kuranda, Coach, and Skyrail Tour
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Ranked #24 of 159 Tours in Cairns
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Gold Coast, Australia
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21 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We loved the skyrail trip above the rainforests.The view of Barron falls from the lookout was awesome and we enjoyed the variety of shops and markets in Kuranda. Was a great day out/

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing yet freaky”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Wow, what an experience !!! My husband and I took the train up to Kuranda, then the skyrail back down. The skyrail took our breath away, what an amazing accomplishment in building such an attraction. The views are just spectacular, and the staff members at the stop stations are very friendly. We got to ride on the glass bottom skyrail for the last section of our journey, and that was just amazing seeing how high up you are, it is very freaky but in such an amazing way !!
Highly recommended to anyone :)

Visited April 2013
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“Spectacular views from 2 different perspectives”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We took the sky rail to Kuranda and the train back to Cairns. Both journeys were different and spectacular in their own way. The sky rail is a leisurely ride over the top of the rainforest. As you glide above the rainforest canopy in the car you get a great view over the forest and there are 2 stops at Red Rock and Barron Falls.

The train goes from the station twice a day do make sure you book the train either to or from Kuranda.

There are plenty of eating places in Kuranda itself lots of shops and a great market as well as butterfly world and a bird attraction. However when we went in April, all the shops and cares were closing about 3pm due to the train leaving at 3.30pm.

We had a fantastic day, I would recommend this to anyone going to this area.

Visited April 2013
Thank LoubylouRochdale
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Sydney, Australia
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“Rainforest from high above”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Due to shortage of time we did the Skyrail tour both ways but did spend time in Kuranda. The experience was wonderful especially with 2 stops along the way. The Skyrail is very comfortable and safe even for people scared of heights and you can get a very different view of the rain forests from high above. Each gondola seats about 6 people but since there are so many you can sit with your own private group to make the experience very personal.
If time permits the return by the Kuranda rail is also a great experience.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sanjeev J
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Leaves a lot – or a lotta leaves?”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife and I visited this attraction in April 2013 as a cruise ship excursion. We had a good time, in particular enjoying spectacular views over the lush and vast rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. www.skyrail.co.au

Please don’t expect to see lots of animals or birds…just lots of leaves and a truly magnificent wilderness. To appreciate this in full within the confines of a day, it is important to get off at the midway stations and do the boardwalk tours; these are short, easy walking and well signed with nice photos possible – especially of the hydro-electric waterfall features.

The VERY long sky rail adventure offers a variety of specialist dimensions to your trip, including close encounters with indigenous animals and Aboriginal-led tours of “their” land and their perspective on its history.

It is also really good to call at the Kuranda village to see some great gift shops and some interesting art. On the gift shop theme, we were especially impressed with the quality of Opals (and knowledge of the owner) in one of the stores…”Opals From the Earth” a store to the right as you go up the hill towards the coach terminal at 17 Coondoo Street.

Visited April 2013
Thank Peter3152
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