Camping is not my thing. I do not like bugs or animals. But this ride allowed me to enjoy the forrest without getting too immersed in the wild life.
After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.
On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional).
If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct).
Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.
More than lived up to expectations with spectacular views of the forest foliage-we enjoyed stopping off at the two interpretation centres and walking along the high level walkways through the trees.
We had an amazing day, a brilliant train ride up to Kuranda, then a visit to the markets (make sure you visit the old market as well) great food and colourful environment. Coming back on Sky Rail is a real treat, stop off at the...More
Hi DayTrip45406875952, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about trip to Kuranda - we are so glad to hear that you had an amazing day! It certainly is a unique and memorable experience. Thank you for sharing your tips about visiting...More
This would have to have been the highest smoothest most beautiful breath taking ride ever. Glance down into the rain forest below as you slowly pass over head. Peer through the darkness into the miles of trees as far as the eye can see. I...More