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Tour ID: 10003725

Get up close with the rainforest on this one day tour encompasing Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation. Glide above the rainforest canopy on Skyrail and explore the forest floor at the two mid-stations. At Rainforestation tour in their unique army ducks, visit their wildlife park and watch the Pamagirri cultural dance performance. Return to Cairns on the historic Kuranda Scenic railway past the spectacular Barron Falls and Stoney Creek Falls through the tunnels and bridges built by the regions pioneers.

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Transfers and entry to Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Cairns and Northern Beaches Accommodation transfers

Enjoy spectacular and breathtaking views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and immerse yourself in Tropical Rainforest, discover the pioneering history of the Kuranda Scenic Railway and at Rainforestation Nature Park - cruise the forest waterways an a World War II amphibious army duck, see the koalas, meet the native inhabitants at the Wildlife Park and watch the Pamagirri cultural dance performance.

This tour is for passengers who require a coach to pick them up from their accommodation (in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches) and drop them back to their accommodation.

Skyrail operates in all weather rain or shine, and is the world's most beautiful rainforest experience.

Tour details are:
One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
Entry to Rainforestation Nature Park [includes return coach transfer from/to Kuranda Village]
Return coach transfer from/to Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation (excludes Yorkey's Knob, Holloways or Machans Beaches)

More Info

Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Coach transfer from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation +
    One Way Skyrail Experience [Approximately 9:15AM] +
    Free time in Kuranda Village +
    Coach tranfer to Rainforestation [departs from outside the Butterfly Sunctuary at 12:15PM] +
    Entry to Rainforestation Nature Park [3:30PM service] +
    One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway [3:30PM service] +
    Coach transfer service from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation [5:00PM]

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  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Diamond View Gondola Skyrail Upgrade: You may like to upgrade your Skyrail journey to a Diamond View Gondola.

    • Take in the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas.
    • There are 11 Diamond View gondolas that each carry a maximum of 5 passengers, and will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes. Passengers travelling on them will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and stations. Allow an additional 30mins for your Diamond View journey.


    Gold Class Train Upgrade: You may like to upgrade from the standard Heritage Class Carriage to the Gold Class Carriage.

    • Afternoon Service: Gold Class is ONLY available on the afternoon 3.30pm service and ends once the train reaches Freshwater Station (@ 5pm). Gold Class passengers will be served welcome drinks served onboard the train at Kuranda station 20 mins prior to the departuer of the 3.30pm afternoon service.
    • Gold Class offers individual seating in lounge-style chairs, historical decor, with a dedicated host service provided.
    • Afternoon Tea is included in Gold Class and feature a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager. (note: Alcoholic beverages not served on Anzac Day 25 April)

    • You'll also receive a Gold Class Gift Pack (souvenir pen, badge, postcard and trip guide) to remember your journey by.


    Skyrail's gift shops are located at Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals, and stock a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, books, clothing and other merchandise.

    The Kuranda Scenic Railway Gift Shop boasts a wide range of historical and Australian gifts including all your Kuranda Scenic Railway souvenirs.

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    This tour includes return transfers from accommodations in Cairns city and Cairns Northern Beaches (excludes Yorkey's Knob, Holloways or Machans Beaches).
    Please advise us of your accommodation in the appropriate field on the booking form. To ensure tours are not delayed, please contact Skyrail (details on confirmation) at least 24hrs prior to travel to find out your relevant hotel pick up time.

  • What to bring:

    Daypacks and fold-up baby strollers can be taken on the cableway. Luggage is not able to be carried on the cableway or coach transfer service. Consider downloading the Skyrail App from the AppStore or Google Play to augment your Skyrail experience.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child Fares 4-14years.

    Infants under 4 years are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult while travelling on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

  • Additional Information:

    Rainforestation Nature Park, a 40 hectare tourist attraction set amongst rainforest only five minutes drive from Kuranda Village and half an hour from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

    Rainforestation offers an experience for the whole family with three main attractions, Amphibious Army Ducks, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the Koala & Wildlife Park. There are also restaurants and a Tropical Treats Juice Bar.

    Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey from Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland�s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world�s great railway journeys.

    Skyrail is the World�s Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience. A 7.5km cableway, Skyrail glides just metres over the canopy of Australia�s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Two mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, provide the perfect opportunity to explore and learn more about this ancient environment on boardwalks and at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

    Lunch is not included

  • Destinations:

    Cairns and Kuranda

Optional Extras

  • Diamond View Skyrail Upgrade

    Upgrade to the Diamond View Gondola with glass floor on Skyrail. Subject to availability - we receommend booking at least 10 days prior to travel to avoid disappointment.

    Adults: $20.00 | Children: $10.00 | Family: $60.00 | Pensioners: $20.00

  • Gold Class Train Upgrade (3.30pm service only)

    Individual seating in lounge style chairs with a dedicated host service provided. Includes a range of refreshments with tasty appetisers and a gift pack. Subject to availability at time of booking - we recommend booking Gold Class at least 10 days before travel to avoid disappointment.

    Adults: $49.00 | Children: $49.00 | Family: $196.00 | Pensioners: $49.00

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