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Tour ID: 10000433

This tour includes three popular Cairns tours. Travel on the Skyrail Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway, with time to enjoy Kuranda - the village in the rainforest. Also learn about the traditional custodians of the area at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park.

  • Entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Travel to Kuranda on the Skyrail Cableway
  • Stop at Red Peak Mid-station for a self guided or ranger led boardwalk tour
  • Stop at Barron Falls mid station for a spectcular view of Barron Falls, plus the rainforest Interprative Centre plus the early history of hydo-power in North Queensland.
  • Free time to explore Kuranda the Village in the rainforest
  • Return to Cairns (freshwater Connection Railway Station) via the historic Kuranda Scenic railway
  • Transfers back to your start location the Skyrail Smithfield terminal

Enjoy spectacular and breathtaking views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and immerse yourself in the Tropical Rainforest, discover the pioneering history of the Kuranda Scenic Railway and uncover 40,000 years of culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Drive yourself to Skyrail's Smithfield terminal, next door to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where there is ample parking.

Your jouney to Kuranda starts on Skyrail's rainforest cable way and you return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail with a coach transfer service bringing you from Freshwater Connection Train Station back to the Skyrail Smithfield terminal.

Skyrail�s Smithfield Terminal is located at the corner of Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Western Arterial Road, Smithfield - just 15 minutes drive north of Cairns city and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. Self drive maps are available throughout the Tropical North Queensland region of from your car rental provider.

Skyrail operates in most 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 Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
One-way coach transfer from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal

**** From June 2018 to January 2019 works are being undertaken to improve Barron Falls Rainforest Station. Some lookouts and displays will be off limits during this time but views of the Barron Falls will still be accessible. ****

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Tjapukai Park Entry [9:30AM] +
    One Way Skyrail Experience [Approximately 12:00PM departure from Smithfield Terminal] +
    One Way Kuranda Scenic Railway [3:30PM Service from Kuranda] +
    One way coach transfer from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail's Smithfield terminal [5:00PM]

  • 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.
    • Morning 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.

    At the award winning Tjapukai Gallery you can find authentic Aboriginal boomerangs, paintings, didgeridoos, and artefacts, as well as a huge range of books, Aboriginal CD's, jewellery, clothing, souvenirs, and much more.

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

  • Duration:

    7 hours

  • Departure:

    9:15 AM Daily

  • Return:

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Lake Placid, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Drive yourself to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal and make your way into the Skyrail terminal to process your check-in. From here your day will commence at Tjapukai [located adjacent to Skyrail]. Your return from Kuranda is via the Kuranda Scenic Railway and a coach transfer service will transfer you from Freshwater Connection Railway Station back to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to collect your vehicle.

    [Please click the Route MAP to enlarge]

  • 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:

    Compliment Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway with a cultural experience at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
    Located within walking distance of Skyrail�s Smithfield terminal, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a stunning theatrical interpretation of Aboriginal culture from the beginning of time into the future.

    Tjapukai's seven separate arenas allow visitors to experience every facet of the rainforest people's culture - from the provocative History Theatre to the inspiring Creation Theatre, and the original Dance Theatre and the interactive Camp Village, where visitors can learn didgeridoo playing and boomerang throwing.

    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.

  • Destinations:


Optional Extras

  • 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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