Kuranda Scenic Railway + Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Highlights & inclusions

One way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
One way journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Spectacular views from Red Peak and Barron Falls Lookouts
BONUS $5 retail voucher to spend in Skyrail's retail outlets

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Wed, Apr 24, 2024

What you can expect

Combining World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, this tour encompasses the best scenic transportation options available in the region. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is famed for its beautiful route and the fact that it has been servicing the community for over 100 years. Winding through the lush green rainforest, cascading waterfalls and tropical mountain ranges, this is one journey to remember. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will take around 1.5 hours from departure and includes stops at the Red Peak Station and Barron Falls along the way. The two station stops are worth exploring and guests are advised to allocate around 20 minutes at each to explore the lookouts, historical displays and enjoy a guided boardwalk tour from a local ranger. In Kuranda, you're free to explore at your own pace. You can visit one of the many great family friendly attractions including Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, or you could simply just wander around the markets and relax at a local café - the choice is yours. Combining two of the region's must-do experiences and providing you with the chance to explore the gorgeous village of Kuranda, this package brings you great value for money and great sights. Book yours online today to get your Far North Queensland adventure started.

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What you need to know

Note
  • Skyrail will be closed for programmed maintenance works on the following dates:
  • December 2024: 25th (Christmas Day)
Inclusions
  • One-way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • One-way journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • A one-way transfer between Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal and the Freshwater Railway Station
  • $5 retail voucher to spend in any of Skyrail's retail outlets
  • Free time to explore Kuranda - 'The Village in the Rainforest'
Exclusions
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway's Gold Class
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway's Diamond View (glass floor) gondola
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway's Canopy Glider (open-air) experience
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & beverages
  • Souvenirs
Itinerary
  • Train up at 8.50am, Skyrail down at 12.30pm:
  • 8am - Check in at Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal (self-drive your own vehicle or arrange your own transport such as Uber/Taxi)
  • 8.05am - Transfer from Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal to Freshwater Railway Station (included in your tour package)
  • 8.50am - Kuranda Scenic Railway departs Freshwater Railway Station
  • 10.20am - Arrive Kuranda Railway Station
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 12.30pm - Depart Skyrail Kuranda Terminal
  • Visit rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls on your journey
  • 1.30pm - Arrive at Skyrail's Smithfield terminal to collect your vehicle or alternate transportation back to your accommodation
  • Skyrail up at 9am, Train down at 2pm:
  • 8.45am - Check in at Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal (self-drive your own vehicle or arrange your own transport such as Uber/Taxi)
  • 9am - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway departs Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal
  • Visit rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls on your journey
  • 10.30am - Arrive Skyrail Kuranda Terminal
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 2pm - Depart Kuranda Railway Station
  • 3.30pm - Arrive at Kuranda Scenic Railway's Freshwater Station and transfer back to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal to collect your vehicle
  • Train up at 9.50am, Skyrail down at 2pm:
  • 9am - Check in at Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal (self-drive your own vehicle or arrange your own transport such as Uber/Taxi)
  • 9.05am - Transfer from Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal to Freshwater Railway Station (included in your tour package)
  • 9.50am - Kuranda Scenic Railway departs Freshwater Railway Station
  • 11.20am - Arrive Kuranda Railway Station
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 2pm - Depart Skyrail Kuranda Terminal
  • Visit rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls on your journey
  • 3pm - Arrive at Skyrail's Smithfield terminal to collect your vehicle or alternate transportation back to your accommodation
  • Skyrail up at 11am, Train down at 3.30pm:
  • 10.45am - Check in at Skyrail's Smithfield (Cairns) terminal (self-drive your own vehicle or arrange your own transport such as Uber/Taxi)
  • 11am - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway departs Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal
  • Visit rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls on your journey
  • 12.30pm - Arrive Skyrail Kuranda Terminal
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 3.30pm - Depart Kuranda Railway Station
  • 5pm - Arrive at Kuranda Scenic Railway's Freshwater Station and transfer back to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal to collect your vehicle
Highlights
  • The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway which was built over 120 years ago
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest
  • The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth
  • Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you'll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment
  • Relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns' tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea
  • Alight at Skyrail's two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, where you'll explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks, scenic look-outs and in the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre
  • Time to explore Kuranda 'The Village in the Rainforest'. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants and galleries for you to visit
Location
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located at 6 Skyrail Drv, Smithfield, approximately 15 minutes north of Cairns and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas
Additional Information
  • Please arrive at Skyrail no earlier than 15 minutes prior to allocated boarding time
  • During busy periods, sharing of gondolas with other guests will be required
  • Skyrail is a cash free experience. This includes our Gift Shop and Cafe
Booking Information
  • It is highly recommended to reconfirm your booking at least 48 hours prior to the date of the activity
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the activity. Vouchers presented on a mobile device are also accepted
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details are included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.8104 reviews
5

Awesome experience. One thing ticked from the checklist.

Should not miss this its an experience to see the waterfall through the Skyrail. It's a long nearly 15km stretch on the Skyrail. The train felt a little boring at the end of the journey I think because we were tired, apart from that the whole experience was worth it and should not be missed.

Akhil Nair 2 days ago
5

Very well organised tour. Very convenient parking parking at Skyrail with coach transfer to the train station. Perfect day out! It was great to be able to experience the train one way and Skyrail on the return journey!

10/10. Very friendly and helpful staff. Well organised and on time. The train journey up to Kuranda was fantastic with beautiful views and stop at Barron Falls. Plenty of time to wander around Kuranda and chose your own activities. Skyrail down had spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and Cairns city below.

Cat Vowles 9 days ago
5

Very good service from Skyrail and Scenic Railway staff

Seats and timings managed very nicely. Staff were very nice and easily changed the booking times. Seats in railway was assigned so good, in such a way that you had most space to yourself without sharing window or the bench. Scenic Railway and Skyrail is the best in art of Kuranda. Besides that there is Kuranda market and some good restaurants.

Sushant Maharjan 10 days ago

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