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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove

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Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Palm Cove. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.
  • 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
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups are available from selected Northern Beaches hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your closest pickup location and time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

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.More

Thank Blockeract
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 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...More

Reviewed 24 May 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mitchcolin1
Reviewed 10 May 2019

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 views of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DEastLothian
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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,...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank 425leighg
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 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...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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25 August 2019|
Response from Sue2560 |
Different company’s have pick ups from different areas, best to ask them.
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