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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 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/17 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.
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Shantaria R wrote a review 18 Oct
Leesburg, Virginia62 contributions4 helpful votes
We took the scenic railway both ways and upgraded to gold class. The scenery was beautiful, the service was phenomenal, and we enjoyed the food.
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Ross B wrote a review 16 Oct
Brisbane Region, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely a great day out. Cute railway stations and Kuranda township. Great service on Gold Class train and what wonderful scenery. Finished it off with amazing views from Sky Rail Gondolas and from the two stops on the way down.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ATL-travel71 wrote a review Apr 2020
Dacula, Georgia533 contributions170 helpful votes
We took the train up the mountain with the gold ticket and the Skyway cable down with the glass bottom upgrade. Both upgrades were worth it in our opinion, but make sure you don't eat before your train ride as they give you multiple courses during the train ride. The upgraded
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 1 week ago
Hi ATL-travel71, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail, and chose to upgrade to both the Gold Class on the Scenic Rail, and Diamond View on the Skyrail. Gold Class includes a number of drinks and local snacks on the Rail Journey so make sure to not fill up too much on food before hand as you mentioned :) Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Loretta S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Up to Kuranda on the Skyrail-stunning views & a spectacular way to see the vastness of the rainforest. The Kuranda township is very touristy & seemed run down. It needs a facelift, but Birdworld was definitely worth a visit. The return journey on the Scenic Railway Gold Class
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 1 week ago
Hi lorettas777, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Gold Class of the Scenic Rail! We would definitely agree that Gold Class is well worth the upgrade. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Reginald M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thoroughly enjoyed this. Would recommend. Can’t think of 100 characters to write in review! Why make it so difficult to write a simple review of something we enjoyed and recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 1 week ago
Hi 69reginaldm Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail and would recommend it to other people visiting Cairns. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours
kirstenhD7338ZK
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Where the forest meets the sea
We had an all round wonderful day. Daniel our tour guide was the ultimate professional ~a funny, very informative/
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nathanlQ1672JR
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Kuranda
The Sky Rail is a must do, views were amazing, took the train up, was a great day all around. Booked through Downun
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nickiwi14
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Educational
Had a great day visiting. The team are very informative, especially around the management plan they have helped in
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marden85
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Great train ride through beautiful scenery
The train trip is fantastic and the commentary informative and entertaining. The scenery on the way up to Kuranda i
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refinnej11
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Fabulous full day trip
Saw a bit of everything from Rain Forest, Daintree River with Crocodiles, beautiful Cape Tribulation, lunch on a pr
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X1153QGsusanh
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Kuranda day trip
We caught the train from cairns station and the scenery was beautiful, it took couple of hours but it was well wort
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lyndal936
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Kuranda Railway and Coach return
Andrew picked us up and gave us a good commentary on the way to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Railway tra
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Katz22
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Half day Kuranda tour
Eric from Down Under Tours picked us up from our accommodation in Cairns and gave us a very informative commentary
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Maree Y
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Glorious at first with the Kuranda scenic train ride. Went downhill quickly after that.
The scenic rail trip to Kuranda was lovely, the highlight really and I should have left it there. However the tour
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714hazelk
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Train to Kuranda is beautiful but rest of the stops on the trip weren't very exciting
The train to Kuranda is beautiful and worth the trip but the rest of the stops were a bit of a let down.
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Y3796ROtoml
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Highly recommended!
This tour is fantastic! Daniel the guide is a credit to the company and is extremely knowledgeable, I learnt so muc
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MsHolidays-alot
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Disappointed, Covid is a time to rethink
DISAPPOINTED with this company. Booked to be picked up from Port Douglas and was told that they don't do that, (why
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robynwB3700RV
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Fantastic experience
The train ride was such a great experience. Great day,Peter our driver was fantastic. Would highly recommen
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Jan H
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Faultless Experience
Our driver Daniel was the heart and soul of this fabulous day. The best commentary I have ever heard. We were so
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Fran D
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Best day with Daniel!
Absolutely fantastic tour! Our driver/guide Daniel was brilliant! Extremely knowledgeable on a range of topics and
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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