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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove

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Visit the rain forest village of Kuranda on this flexible tour from Palm Cove that allows travelers to choose from several different activities. Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway one way and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway the other through the rain forest canopy. In Kuranda, see animals or focus on indigenous history based on your interests. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Palm Cove makes for a seamless, stress-free experience.
  • See Kuranda via Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Choice of multiple itineraries in Kuranda tailors trip to your interests
  • Optional trip to Rainforestation Nature Park, with duck boat tour 
  • Optional trip to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, with lunch upgrade
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your Palm Cove hotel, after which you board the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. If the railway is chosen to start,  you pass over Stoney Creek Bridge and Barron Gorge. If skyrail is chosen, soar above the rain forest canopy and soak up the views. In Kuranda, explore the area in various ways, depending your booking choice. Options include Rainforestation Nature Park for an amphibious duck boat tour, a stop at Koala and Wildlife Park, and a Dreamtime Walk to introduce you to Aboriginal culture. Or, choose to visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. All options include free time to explore Kuranda with its heritage markets. Upgrade your Tjapukai tour to include a buffet lunch. Return to Palm Cove via the either the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Railway and end the tour with drop-off in Palm Cove. For more detailed information, see the Itinerary.
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Important Information
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Skyrail (if option not selected)
  • Tjapukai (if option not selected)
  • Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
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Additional Info
  • 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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Blockeract wrote a review Jul 2019
Australian Capital Territory, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic day. Collected from Palm Cove and taken to railway. Train to Kuranda, walk around then skyrail back. Then dropped back to our resort. All like clockwork and a fantastic day.
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove
Responded 25 Jul 2019
Hi Blockeract, Thank you for your review - we are so glad to hear that you had an awesome day visiting Kuranda with us! The trip via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail really is a must do in Cairns, and we strive to ensure our passengers enjoy a smooth, stress free travel experience with all tickets prebooked- the way holidays are meant to be! Thank you for your wonderful feedback, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Mitchcolin1 wrote a review May 2019
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Our resort in Palm Cove booked us on a Down Under Tour. Everything ran perfectly, it was all explained clearly which is often not the case when there’s numerous changeovers in transport. We had bus transfers to and from hotel, the train up and then the Skyrail back down. The
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Date of experience: May 2019
DEastLothian wrote a review May 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom162 contributions44 helpful votes
Fabulous whole day out. Excellent transfers, superb train journey with tremendous views, great history, interesting village Kuranda, a bit touristy but what do you expect? Spectacular return via the Skyrail which also allowed stops in parts of the rain forest and spectacular
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Date of experience: April 2019
Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove
Responded 13 May 2019
Hi DEastLothian, Thank you for your review - we are thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous day visiting Kuranda with us via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail, and would recommend the tour to others! It is the perfect choice to explore the history, culture and rainforest of the region - while also seeing some spectacular views! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Leigh G wrote a review Nov 2018
18 contributions19 helpful votes
My wife made a booking for us and our 4yr old daughter to go on the Scenic Railway trip and Skyrail return with pick up. This was from our pick up at Cnr of Moore /Trinity St. We were really impressed with the kind and friendly approach of Neil, the driver. He was methodical
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove
Responded 20 Nov 2018
Hi 425leighg, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us - we are so glad that you had such a wonderful experience with us and your driver, Neil! As a company, we pride ourselves on our people and service, so it is fantastic to hear that we were able to provide such a positive and memorable experience for your pick up service. Thank you again, and I hope that you and your family enjoy the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, Kirby #downundertours
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KATHY O wrote a review Nov 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My experience on the Kuranda Scenic Railway is sort of "mixed". The station is lovely and has heaps of character. We were crammed into a carriage with lots of people, it was really hot and uncomfortable. A little way into the journey a staff member came and offered a couple
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Date of experience: October 2018
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A good family day
How wonderful. Quiet because of the Corona times but a wonderful way to spend the day. The staff were very helpful.
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Incredible train ride up and Skyway cable down
We took the train up the mountain with the gold ticket and the Skyway cable down with the glass bottom upgrade. Bo
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We were lucky enough to do the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour before the Covid-19 problems came into effect. Th
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Stunning afternoon
Great way to spend an afternoon. The train itself is an historic masterpiece, beautifully redone. The ride takes yo
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Stunning views over the rainforest from the Skyrail going up to Kuranda
Up to Kuranda on the Skyrail-stunning views & a spectacular way to see the vastness of the rainforest. The Kuranda
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Disappointed Tourists
Last Saturday,yesterday, we were suppossed to join this Tour but we were left behind because we came down from our
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Very enjoyable. Recommend
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Would recommend. Can’t think of 100 characters to write in review! Why make it so difficul
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I would highly recommend Dowunder Tours, very professional and very punctual company. We were picked up from our ho
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Avoid the tour parties
Don't miss this trip if you are in the area. Furthermore, pay the extra to avoid the tours and travel '1st Class'.
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Great day trip
take the 100 year old train up to Kuranda rainforest. Stay at least 1/2 day. Walk around the rain forest, have a ni
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If it’s hot, then take the sky rail in both directions
Overall an excellent tour starting with the sky rail to Kuranda. There are breathtaking views and 2 stops along the
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Jim P
Kuranda- All Inclusive.
We used Down Under for an all day (10 hour), multi-stop tour of the mountain areas above Cairns in Kanudra. Pickup
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If you’re in the area you have to do this
Travelled Wednesday 4 March. We went up on the train from Smithfield. We came down on the cable car. We had 2 hours
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Good tour but not happy with the guide
We visited Cape Tribulation and Deintree on 31th January and the trip has been good and interesting, but not for th
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Worthwhile tour
Uta was our tour guide and she was great. We did the daintree rainforest, cape tribulation, ate homemade ice cream,
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
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