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

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Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Be amazed at the views of the rainforest and Cairns' beautiful coastline as you glide along the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have your camera handy as you travel on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Falls and Horseshoe Bend. With plenty of free time to shop and to visit the wildlife exhibits in Kuranda, you'll enjoy the best of the region on this popular day trip.
  • 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
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - please ensure to choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 4 days ago

I have lived in Far North QLD a couple of years now but had never done the sky rail and Kuranda train so I thought, why not do it now. I had no idea how good it was going to be. The skyrail part took...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank midgybabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip to Kuranda on the train and return by Skytrain is a very special experience. However do not use Down under Tours to make the arrangements. Truculent unhelpful staff. We were asked to return to our coach at the end of the day at...More

2  Thank iansI67SD
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi iansI67SD, We are disappointed to read your review and your comments regarding our staff. Our Reservations Manager has been in contact with you regarding this via your Hotel Tour Desk agent. In regards to your return transfer, your Kuranda Boarding Pass included a departure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cable car was relay nice but the train was terrible. If you have a young children with you don't think about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kazihoque
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason I didn't give it 5 was the seat allocation. Even though we booked many months ago. We were not seated beside each other and on the wrong side of the train for the views. This was why we booked Gold Class to avoid...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank MaureenScrivener
Reviewed 13 August 2019

We rode the Skyrail up and the Scenic Railway back down. The Skyrail offered us incredible viewing the entire way and we took advantage of each stop and explored what was available. We highly recommend doing this! At one of the lookouts, we could see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank somuch2learn
DUT_Marketing, Guest Relations Manager at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi somuch2learn, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are so glad to hear that you and your family had a fantastic day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail Gold Class! It really is a wonderful package and...More

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4 September 2019|
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Response from Martine J | Reviewed this property |
When registering you have the possibility to ask for the transportation from and to your hotel by a mini bus
10 August 2019|
Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
I dont think you could be back in time if you relied on the afternoon train ride down the mountain. Look at morning train up and skyrail down to see if it could return you in time but I think it might not be possible.
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