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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
From US$118.85
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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
US$118.85
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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
US$187.70
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and return on the Scenic Railway; approx. 10 hours; departs at 8am and 8:45am
US$118.85
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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.
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 (484)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great train journey

We travelled on the scenic railway with 2 families. Kids really enjoyed riding on an old fashioned train. Adults enjoyed the relaxing ride down. The stop at Barron Falls was a highlight! Great views! Enjoyed listening to the commentary along the way..

Thank AthenaKi
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice trip down the valley

We had gone up on the sky rail and looked around the markets before heading back down on the train. The views are great and the stop at barren falls was cool. seating is not really suited to every one as some people are sitting...More

3  Thank Softballdad241
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Softballdad241, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we are glad to hear that you and your family had a fun day visiting Kuranda. It is definitely a unique experience - thank you for your feedback regarding the Scenic...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome

We love railways and have travelled on them in five continents. The trip from Kuranda back to Cairns was truly special. The train either slowed down or stopped at the viewpoints which was appreciated.More

Thank MartinD2092
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi MartinD2092, We are so glad to hear you had an awesome day and enjoyed the Scenic Rail from Kuranda! There are wonderful views and such interesting history to go with the Kuranda Rail. Thank you for your review and we hope that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out

A great day on Karanda Railway, it was over 20 years since we were last on it and wanted to take the kids. All had a great day, we took Karanda Railway to Karanda and then the Skyrail back with Diamond View as it was...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great train ride to the rainforest!

We had a wonderful day traveling by rail from Cairns to Kuranda, then back by overhead sky tram! The ride up was excellent and the crew were informative about the area, as well as making sure we had plenty of time to get pictures. Kuranda...More

1  Thank Mark W
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and the Scenic Rail. There are some amazing photo opportunities along the way. We hope...More

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gmathome
27 September 2018|
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Response from Mark W | 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.
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Sam W
12 September 2018|
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Response from GnAW480 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - give yourself plenty of time if visiting the attractions. There is an excellent visitor information centre at Kuranda.
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