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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns or Port Douglas
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard, and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks. On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense). Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - please ensure to choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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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Wonderful day seeing the sights of the rainforest via skyrail and train. What great service on train ride back to catch bus to Port Douglas. Excellent service and tasty snack. A great family adventure!
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Both, Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Railway, we’re very interesting. Views we’re grat and we enjoyed both very much. Further, in the railway Gold Class we received s very good attention. There was Maria, the lady who was all the time attentive to our needs.
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This Gold Class experience was definitely worth the extra. You are made to feel very special. It also saves on buying lunch! The food and beverages provided were very tasty.
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Fantastic journey. The staff were phenomenal and they were friendly and helpful. The trip was fantastic and the food was great. The alcohol wasn’t wasted and we were roped up which made the journey and stops brilliant. Recommend highly coming down from Kuranda as the way to go
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Really enjoyed the train trip and was pleased we had booked gold class. Bit underwhelmed by Kuranda itself, the Koala gardens were quite nice and there were lots of cheap places to eat but nowhere very nice as far as we could find. Sky rail back down was good but would have
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