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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

  • Day trip to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Cairns
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride over the forest canopy
  • Hostess assisted check-in
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
From US$119.78
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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (79)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great way to see the rain forrest if forrests are not your thing

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.

Thank DocTotoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glide above the forest

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2matthew
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I loved the sky rail trip, the colours of the huge trees are amazing, also the view of the river and big butterflies

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kcw10
Reviewed October 29, 2018
Out and About in Cairns / Kuranda

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DayTrip45406875952
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Couples retreat

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dancin_2005
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August 30, 2018|
Response from BlackBeard68 |
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Response from Marie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure because we were docked in Cairns. But if you email them I think they will let you know. Sorry I can't help.