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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
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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 yesterday
Sky rail and Scenic Rail to Kuranda

Great attraction, good facilities at both ends. Loved both experiences. Reasonably priced. Welcoming staff made it enjoyable.

Thank AnnMarie V
Reviewed 2 days ago
Enjoyable day trip with great views

We went up on the Scenic Railway and returned via the Sky Rail. It was an enjoyable trip and such a smooth and relaxing trip on the sky rail was great, especially given my fear of heights but you are too busy enjoying the view...More

Thank DandMKennedy
Reviewed 4 days ago
Definitely worth the upgrade

We did a daytrip with DownUnder tours and took the railway up and the skyrail back. The upgrade to gold class on the train was definitely worth it with Maria serving us fabulous food and drinks in comfortable seats whilst we enjoyed the beautiful views...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great activity for tourists

We went to Kuranda on the scenic railway and then back on the skyrail. Our bus driver on the way there was hilarious and good fun, the train ride was great too although we were a bit cramped in and not besides the window which...More

Thank sks1000
Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular views

Went up to Kuranda on the railway. Very enjoyable trip and the scenery was great. Made one appreciate the hard work that went into building it all those years ago. Had a very enjoyable morning tea at the Kutanda Station before heading into the markets....More

1  Thank jswannx2
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20 June 2018|
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Response from Dory310 | Reviewed this property |
I tend to be very careful , and because this excursion is so important , I would book in advance . Most importantly , I have traveled the world , and the Louvre has nothing on what I saw at the Great Barrier Reef . I... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from Kerrie66453 | Reviewed this property |
You can travel everyday except Christmas and Easter. You can travel both ways by train but you will miss out on the cable car which is worth doing You can park in the street or at the adjacent shopping centre car park, near... More
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can return by train, but we came back down on the cable car. It was amazing and the least scarey of any that I have been on before.