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

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  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
US$158.12
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Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, free time in Kuranda, return on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Cairns or the Northern Beaches
US$158.12
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Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway in Gold Class, free time in Kuranda, return on Skyrail. Includes pickup and drop-off from hotels in Port Douglas
US$169.73
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Overview
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.
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 1-hour and 45-minute 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.
Reviews (130)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Memorable

Memorable because it is an absolutely amazing ride on the gondola over the canopy of the rain forest and the appreciation of it's depth when you stop at the stations and look and take in the absolute wonderment of the history and retention of such...More

Thank Joe B
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joe B, Thank you for your review- we are so glad to hear that you had a memorable day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail. We agree that it is definitely worth visiting to take it the beauty of the World Heritage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GOLD CLASS WAS WELL WORTH THE EXTRA COST

We went up by Skyrail and did the return trip by Scenic Railway Gold Class, which was an extra $49 p/p for Gold Class. The 1-1/2 hour trip down was so enjoyable. The hostess was very welcoming and attended to our every need with a...More

Thank jeanettevw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Staff on board very nice

If you pay extra please make sure you put screaming babies and kids on the same carriage. Could not hear the audio. Install earphones. If you mix screaming kids with couples. I gave a good rating for food and comfy seats. Definitely not gold class...More

2  Thank Rossana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Loved gold class on the train ride!

The seats were very comfortable with a special boarding area with mocktails that were very refreshing. Staff was amazing and served drinks and several appetizers all along the way which meant I had no appetite for lunch in kuranda which was fine for me. The...More

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

Hi travelgill, Thank you for your review - we are delighted to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed the Gold Class experience on the Kuranda Scenic Rail! It certainly makes the experience that bit more special. Thank you again, and we hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Spend the extra & travel gold class

Third time lucky, it’s taken my over 20 years to actual get to travel on the Kuranda Scenic railway. Yes it was worth it but I should have stretched further & paid for a gold class travel experience. That would have given me a comfortable...More

1  Thank gobigsal
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi gobigsal, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Kuranda, in particular the Scenic Rail. The views are amazing and it certainly is a very interesting historic experience with the commentary. Thank you for your...More

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Adhiraj C
5 September 2018|
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Response from zhena | Reviewed this property |
Yes They do courtesy pick up. But there is a service bus. Uber and other taxis too.
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Monique J
30 August 2018|
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Response from Willfish101 | Reviewed this property |
We took the Railway up and the cable car down, and I think this is a better option. You get the scenery slowly on the way up (grab a seat on the right side of the train looking forward for the best views), then the majestic... 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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