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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Rainforestation Nature Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    Barron Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 9
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Written itinerary available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. AU$19/adult, AU$9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (approx. AU$20/adult, AU$10/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (approx. AU$19/adult and AU$9.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only one tour option is wheelchair accessible: Tjapukai w/ Lunch-Sky-Rail (code: KRST)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • KQS and KSQ are both wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Puzzle M wrote a review Jul. 2020
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How wonderful. Quiet because of the Corona times but a wonderful way to spend the day. The staff were very helpful.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Hi puzzlem2020, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us - we are so glad to hear you had a great day and thank you for joining us as we slowly begin our operations again. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Safe Travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Ghofmann111 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sandy, Utah146 contributions42 helpful votes
Great way to spend an afternoon. The train itself is an historic masterpiece, beautifully redone. The ride takes you through a beautiful rainforest complete with gorgeous vistas, waterfalls, and stunning bridges and tunnels. You arrive in a cute little town with many shops and
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allthelowes wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sydney, Australia37 contributions11 helpful votes
I would highly recommend Dowunder Tours, very professional and very punctual company. We were picked up from our hotel in a lovely coach, the highlight being our gorgeous driver named Paul who kept us entertained with his extremely funny personality which everyone enjoyed on the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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rerp wrote a review Mar. 2020
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom261 contributions127 helpful votes
Don't miss this trip if you are in the area. Furthermore, pay the extra to avoid the tours and travel '1st Class'. It is worth it if you can afford it.When we made the journey the '2nd Class' carriages were virtually full yet just four of us shared a whole 1st class carriage.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Vacationer686219 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Austin, Texas43 contributions5 helpful votes
take the 100 year old train up to Kuranda rainforest. Stay at least 1/2 day. Walk around the rain forest, have a nice lunch. Check out the small shops. Go to the mini animal zoo and feed the kangaroos, have pic taken with a sweet koala bear. Loved the hot humid weather. Sky rail
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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714hazelk
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Train to Kuranda is beautiful but rest of the stops on the trip weren't very exciting
The train to Kuranda is beautiful and worth the trip but the rest of the stops were a bit of a let down.
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Y3796ROtoml
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Highly recommended!
This tour is fantastic! Daniel the guide is a credit to the company and is extremely knowledgeable, I learnt so muc
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MsHolidays-alot
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Disappointed, Covid is a time to rethink
DISAPPOINTED with this company. Booked to be picked up from Port Douglas and was told that they don't do that, (why
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robynwB3700RV
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Fantastic experience
The train ride was such a great experience. Great day,Peter our driver was fantastic. Would highly recommen
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Jan H
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Faultless Experience
Our driver Daniel was the heart and soul of this fabulous day. The best commentary I have ever heard. We were so
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Fran D
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Best day with Daniel!
Absolutely fantastic tour! Our driver/guide Daniel was brilliant! Extremely knowledgeable on a range of topics and
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VickieJ619
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Got to see it all
We had a simply amazing day with our Driver /Guide Daniel. He gave us a TV presenter level tour thats showed his lo
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ATL-travel71
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Incredible train ride up and Skyway cable down
We took the train up the mountain with the gold ticket and the Skyway cable down with the glass bottom upgrade. Bo
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ustwohubbs
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"WONDERFUL DAY TOUR"
We were lucky enough to do the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour before the Covid-19 problems came into effect. Th
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lorettas777
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Stunning views over the rainforest from the Skyrail going up to Kuranda
Up to Kuranda on the Skyrail-stunning views & a spectacular way to see the vastness of the rainforest. The Kuranda
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Tour627822
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Disappointed Tourists
Last Saturday,yesterday, we were suppossed to join this Tour but we were left behind because we came down from our
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69reginaldm
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Very enjoyable. Recommend
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Would recommend. Can’t think of 100 characters to write in review! Why make it so difficul
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Jim P
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Kuranda- All Inclusive.
We used Down Under for an all day (10 hour), multi-stop tour of the mountain areas above Cairns in Kanudra. Pickup
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PaolaO285
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Good tour but not happy with the guide
We visited Cape Tribulation and Deintree on 31th January and the trip has been good and interesting, but not for th
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Welshtravelcouple
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Worthwhile tour
Uta was our tour guide and she was great. We did the daintree rainforest, cape tribulation, ate homemade ice cream,
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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