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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, visit Rainforestation Nature Park and return from Kuranda on Skyrail; approx. 10 hours; departs at 7am and 8am
From US$199.92
Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail and return on the Scenic Railway; approx. 10 hours; departs at 8am and 8:45am
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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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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great day

Whole day experience. Really enjoyed this, the staff were really knowledgeable and educational. Loved the aboriginal group, they were fantastic fun boomerang throwing was great fun. Cable cars and the Train ride were great experience.

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 4 days ago
scenery fantasic

Parked and Skyrail and did the rail up and cable cars back. scenery was just top class, and if you like that then you will love it, we found trip a bit long, not train people and both of us touchy on heights so cable...More

1  Thank ScottHarp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Breathtaking scenery

We parked at the Freshwater Railway Station and took the train up and can honestly say it’s the best way to go. The carriages are comfortable even though they are the old style, the seating is designed so that you sit on the right hand...More

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Breathtaking scenery

We booked through the Regional Tourist Info Centre. The day ran like clockwork. The mini bus picked us up on time. The driver gave us interesting information as did the hostess on the train. The train took 1.5 hours to crawl to Kuranda at the...More

1  Thank christineann1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing! Must go!

Had an amazing day in Kuranda! The views from the sky rail are unbeatable. Kuranda is an amazing town with so much to offer for everyone. We got to finish off the day taking the scenic railway home and sat in gold class. Gold class...More

Thank molliejakubowski
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graham H
22 May 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Yes one can come back on the train , check departure times of them (2 of them) and make sure you are at station in plenty of time great trip indeed!!
George R
28 April 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
at the station in the city is a parking place for shoppers but close to station is for train riders or if you join at the 1st stop park in the street easy as!!