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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 travelers 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 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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leethurling wrote a review Apr 2021
Tugun, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
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A must if you visit Cairns the train up and sky rail down. The rains forest is spectacular we saw a snake in the bushes and a giant orb spider. The app for the sky rail was great too.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Sue S wrote a review Feb 2021
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What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver Neil was extremely informative on the way to drop us at the train. Full of knowledge about the area. With his information it made the rest of the day easy. All staff on the train and sky rail were lovely. A must
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from DUTsales, Director of Sales at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Hi SuesV7, Neil has been with us for over 20yrs and is one of the many experienced driver/guides working across the company. Glad you enjoyed his insights.
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Brien J wrote a review Dec 2020
Gladstone, Australia46 contributions3 helpful votes
Very family friendly. The train is a modern engine pulling antique carriages up the mountain on a wonderful scenic tour. The train slows by popular things to see so everyone can get a good look. The train stops close to the top of Barron Gorge so everyone can get out and have a
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DUTsales, Director of Sales at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 6 Dec 2020
Hi Brien J, Appreciate the review, thanks for posting. Glad you enjoyed the Kuranda experience with us. To think the track was built back in the 1880's and still allowing passengers like yourself to enjoy today, is truly remarkable. Safe travels.
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Nathan L wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Sky Rail is a must do, views were amazing, took the train up, was a great day all around. Booked through Downunder tours and their service and staff were fantastic.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Hi nathanlQ1672JR, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail, as well as experience with our lovely staff! We definitely agree- the views and rainforest experience really make this trip a must do when visiting Cairns! I will pass on your lovely feedback to the rest of the team here at Down Under Tours. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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marden85 wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia110 contributions20 helpful votes
The train trip is fantastic and the commentary informative and entertaining. The scenery on the way up to Kuranda is amazing. Unfortunately as soon as we got there it started raining so we were unable to do some of the walks around the town and rainforest that we had planned.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gold Class Skip the Line
What a fabulous way to enjoy a luxury train journey through fabulous landscapes. Starting with a mocktail at Freshw
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Amazing
Train ride was beautiful, waterfalls flowing full after all the heavy rains. The service on the train was exceptio
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Very good
Everything the day was great,lunch in the rainforest very enjoyable guide was explaining important things with know
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Wonderful day, wonderful guide!
Greg was well informed and a lot of fun and ensured every aspect of this action-packed day was enjoyable and went s
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Fantastic service and experience
Picked up from our accommodation and everything was well organised which made the whole experience fantastic. Defin
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Best tour ever
We had this tour booked and even with the crappy weather we still had a blast. The guide David was funny informativ
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Recommended tour.
Very well organised tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Dietary requirements catered for. Recommend to anybody.
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Kuranda and Crocs
This tour was the hardest to decide on... do we want a full day to explore Kuranda? Would we miss out on the full m
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Day in the Daintree
Wonderful way to see this beautiful part of Australia. Our guide Bridgett was so very of knowledge. We loved the to
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Excellent Shows
The staff were great, the Snake show and Croc Attack show were excellent, both presenters were knowledgeable and sp
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What an amazing experience
Our first time to Cairns and what better way to see the amazing sites than with your own tour guide. Peter was just
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Perfect day out to take in amazing views.
The bus driver Paul that took us to the train station was hilarious. Perfect for that job. We went up on train, so
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Amazing day out!
Had an amazing day out with Downunder Tours. Noel the coach driver was very informative and friendly, and the tour
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Fabulous day out from Port Douglas
Took this day trip with Daniel from Port Douglas accomodation. Picked up on time in a clean and new bus. Air con
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Experience of a lifetime!!
Was an amazing day! Learnt soo much, the big croc feed was unreal! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide to a
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