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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

  • 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
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway and return on Skyrail; approx. 8.5 hours; departs at 7am and 7:45am
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park and return from Kuranda on Skyrail; approx. 10 hours; departs at 7am and 8am
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and return on the Scenic Railway; approx. 10 hours; departs at 8am and 8:45am
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The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
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.
Reviews (503)
1 - 5 of 72 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Full day in Cairns

Met from our hotel by a very friendly driver and taken to Tjapukai where we had a full morning learning all about the aboriginal people. This included; a short film, dance, music, song and various talks and demonstrations. Opportunity to throw a boomerang included. A...More

Thank jonmO2422SQ
Reviewed yesterday
Must do whilst in Cairns

Take the Sky rail up and the train back spending the time in between exploring Karanda its a great day The history of the construction of the rail line is fascinating and the trip through the tunnels and rain forest is a unique experience a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A good day trip

We took this trip going by train first and taking the tram back down from the mountain. We booked the Gold class fare and we got free snacks and drinks going up the mountain. I will say that the train does not have A/C so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveS2828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The most terrible trip we ever have, not worth for the price at all

I received a phone call, that the train is cancelled for a couple of days, they asked me whether I want to cancelled the trip. I asked them when the train will operate again, they said to me, from the 31 December, then I rescheduled...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vickysu
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi VickySu, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour to Kuranda. Unfortunately due to extreme weather impacting the Kuranda Scenic Rail track, the rail was out of operation until the track was repaired and safe for use again. The operator...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pleasant, but too much extra time

You are picked up very early from your hotels and taken to the train station more than an hour before your 8:50am departure. There is a coffee shop and gift shop at the station but those are small so you sit around waiting for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fjcruz14
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December 4, 2018|
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Response from BrendaG1796 | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem in getting tickets near the date I went. Skyrail is brilliant, not so much the train. Initially it is just going through the back near people's houses, but eventually as it goes up, the views are good... More
September 28, 2018|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what you mean by "rainforestation park". If you are asking about parking your car at the station, I'd advise you to take the coach from the centre of town to the station. This will also pick you up when you... More
September 26, 2018|
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Response from 44mdWilliams | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got lots of answers. I booked through Trip Advisor. Recommend that as it included ride to/from train and Skyrail. I think the vendor was Down Under Tours.