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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Barron Falls
  • 5
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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Highlights
  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 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
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 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.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise if you are using a Wheelchair. Both Skyrail & Scenic Rail have maximum dimensions they can take.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
219Reviews
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lgecc wrote a review 7 May
Molong, Australia150 contributions117 helpful votes
+3
What a fabulous way to enjoy a luxury train journey through fabulous landscapes. Starting with a mocktail at Freshwater Station and then boarding the train was simple, seamless and enjoyable. Once on board, Aiko, our carriage guide served drinks and lovely hot food while making
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Margaret H wrote a review 5 May
Wollongong, Australia8 contributions6 helpful votes
Train ride was beautiful, waterfalls flowing full after all the heavy rains. The service on the train was exceptional,we did gold class so we had extras which made the journey even better. The Skyrail views are just amazing,we loved every bit of it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Huddo17 wrote a review Apr 2021
29 contributions57 helpful votes
Picked up from our accommodation and everything was well organised which made the whole experience fantastic. Definitely the way to go and you have plenty of time to stop and do things at your own pace. Beautiful scenery and Kuranda is lovely township. Recommend the Gold Class
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Flopsynz wrote a review Feb 2021
Gold Coast, Australia94 contributions21 helpful votes
Had an amazing day out with Downunder Tours. Noel the coach driver was very informative and friendly, and the tour was great. Started with hotel pickup, Noel gave information on way to Kuranda Railway at Freshwater. Took train up and spent day there, and down on skyrail. Noel
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Response from DUTsales, Director of Sales at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Thanks Flopsynz, Kuranda is a fantastic destination, glad you enjoyed your day. Have passed your feedback onto Noel...
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ShaneaLawson wrote a review Jan 2021
Sunshine Coast, Australia26 contributions3 helpful votes
+7
The scenic railway is the best, I accidentally booked gold class & what a happy accident that was! We booked it through Down Under Tours who offer to pick you up from Cairns and take you to the terminal (we drove to the terminal from Cairns). We opted for the train ride up to
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Response from DUTsales, Director of Sales at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hi Shanea, Awesome review, love your detail and you can clearly see you enjoyed the day. Thanks again for sharing.
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By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours
sue529037
sue529037
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Very good
Everything the day was great,lunch in the rainforest very enjoyable guide was explaining important things with know
TransPacifica
TransPacifica
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Wonderful day, wonderful guide!
Greg was well informed and a lot of fun and ensured every aspect of this action-packed day was enjoyable and went s
leocastrophotography
leocastrophotography
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Best tour ever
We had this tour booked and even with the crappy weather we still had a blast. The guide David was funny informativ
GlobeTrotting272946
GlobeTrotting272946
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Recommended tour.
Very well organised tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Dietary requirements catered for. Recommend to anybody.
nicolegU1386SO
nicolegU1386SO
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Kuranda and Crocs
This tour was the hardest to decide on... do we want a full day to explore Kuranda? Would we miss out on the full m
cheryl b
cheryl b
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Day in the Daintree
Wonderful way to see this beautiful part of Australia. Our guide Bridgett was so very of knowledge. We loved the to
Volcano_Earth
Volcano_Earth
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Excellent Shows
The staff were great, the Snake show and Croc Attack show were excellent, both presenters were knowledgeable and sp
Makingmemories05
Makingmemories05
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What an amazing experience
Our first time to Cairns and what better way to see the amazing sites than with your own tour guide. Peter was just
leethurling
leethurling
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Awesome day
A must if you visit Cairns the train up and sky rail down. The rains forest is spectacular we saw a snake in the bu
13bittern13
13bittern13
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Perfect day out to take in amazing views.
The bus driver Paul that took us to the train station was hilarious. Perfect for that job. We went up on train, so
suesV7279XC
suesV7279XC
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A great day to experience
What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver Neil was extremely informative on the way to dro
Camilla v
Camilla v
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Fabulous day out from Port Douglas
Took this day trip with Daniel from Port Douglas accomodation. Picked up on time in a clean and new bus. Air con
LachlanDavies1
LachlanDavies1
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Experience of a lifetime!!
Was an amazing day! Learnt soo much, the big croc feed was unreal! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide to a
MichelleH_LenD
MichelleH_LenD
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Brilliant Day Out
Our family really enjoyed the experience and each place is well worth visiting. It’s something we’ll always remembe
deboraheF2717FZ
deboraheF2717FZ
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Booking not efficient enough
Very disappointed that at the end of a great day we couldn’t get the bus back to sky rail. No one told us you have
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  • Duration: 8h
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