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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English and 6 more
Itinerary
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 1-hour 45-minute journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of the Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rainforest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the tea, coffee, and snacks provided.

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 Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense).

Return to Cairns with a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy an even closer view of the rainforest, following purpose-built boardwalks.

Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Locations visited
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s UNESCO-listed rainforests. 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, then ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
Highlights
  • Gold Class service: sip wine and take in the views from a luxury train cabin
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome, well Organised day!

I travelled with Down Under Tours on the Gold Class last week, it was an awesome day out, the staff were so friendly and helpful. It took the stress out of getting around and made a wonderful day for my family and I. Thanks Guys...More

Thank Olly M
Reviewed 1 week ago
gold class tickets

We had gold class tickets for this trip which meant we were in a carriage with really comfy seats, snacks and free flowing drinks, soft and alcoholic. Amazing views from the train going up and even more amazing views from the skyrail coming down.

Thank lynne b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Spectacular views on a wonderful day out

Organised, well informed, clean, friendly and informative staff (everywhere we went) on a Mother/Daughter day trip to remember. The coach was beautiful, comfortable and clean with an excellent driver. Skip the ticket line was great and the Sky Rail experience was fabulous! Mum isn't fond...More

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

Hi LawsAngie, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to Kuranda with your mother - we are so glad to hear that you both had a wonderful day! It sounds like you definitely made the most of your day;...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Best day!

So to start with our bus driver Paul was amazing! He was funny, chatted to everyone, had funny stories to tell and very knowledgeable. We had the Gold class option on the way up and the Skyrail on the way down. Gold class was well...More

3  Thank AmandaHAU
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi AmandaHAU, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are so glad to hear that you had a great day visiting Kuranda! Thank you for acknowledging your driver Paul and his great commentary - our staff all endeavour to make...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
G'day!

Opportunities to get up close with native wildlife. Take the gold class train up and go straight to the Koala park while everyone else is eating after they get off the train. Take the Skyrail back down for more flexibility in schedule. Would be 5-star...More

Thank Robert B
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Robert B, Thank you taking the time to let us know about your trip for Kuranda - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thank you for sharing your amazing photos and a great tip to travellers - it is such...More

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elena p
11 August 2018|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of stops on the way down that are well worth taking the time to do. If you ride straight down it is probably 1/2 hour -40 minutes but if you stop add another hour. Have fun, it's pretty cool to do.
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elena p
11 August 2018|
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You will want to take the bus hotel pickup/drop off to get to / from the Skyrail. I believe there were 2 buses - I believe the times were: 3:30pm and 5:30pm (maybe 5:15pm). The bus ride is then 30 - 60 minutes depending on... More
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Kerry202
29 July 2018|
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Response from LawsAngie | Reviewed this property |
We were dropped back to our hotel by 5.40pm.
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