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Tour ID: 10000439

Discover the flora and fauna of tropical North Queensland and travel on both the Skyrail Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

  • Travel to Kuranda via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, time to explore the Red Peak and Barron Falls mid-stations
  • Entrance to Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Return to Cairns (Freshwater Railway Station) on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Transfers back to Skyrail's 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 the exciting fauna of Tropical North Queensland and Australia as well as exotic species from around the world at the Kuranda Wildlife Experience!

This tour is for passengers who will be driving themselves to Skyrail's Smithfield terminal, where there is ample parking and start your tour on the Rainforest Cableway. When you return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail a coach transfer service will bring you from Freshwater Connection Train Station back to the Skyrail Smithfield terminal.

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 - gliding above the rainforest canopy
First stop is the Red Peak mid-station where you can take a self-guided or ranger led tour on the rainforest boardwalk
Next stop is Barron Falls mid-station, here you can view Barron Falls, the Rainforest Interpretive Centre and see the early history of hydro power in this region.
Included is the Kuranda Wildlife Experience with entry to:-

One-way return trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, built over 100 years ago the railway travels throught the rainforest via 15 tunnels and numerous bridges past both the Barron and Stoney creek falls.

One-way coach transfer from Freshwater Connection back to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    One Way Skyrail Experience [Approximately 9:00AM] +
    Kuranda Wildlife Experience Entry +
    One Way Kuranda Scenic Railway from Kuranda [2PM service (unless 3.30pm service requested)] +
    One way coach transfer from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal [3:30PM].

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Diamond View Gondola Skyrail Upgrade: You may like to upgrade your Skyrail journey to a Diamond View Gondola. (Unavailable for booking from 18 June to 24 July 2018)

    • 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:

    9 hours

  • Departure:

    9:00 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:

    You will start your tour from Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal followed by free time in Kuranda Village to enjoy the Kuranda Wildlife Experience and Kuranda's other attractions, return by the Kuranda Scenic Railway followed by a coach transfer that will depart from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to return to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal.

    [Please click the Route MAP below to enlarge and to preview videos.]

  • 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:

    The Kuranda Wildlife Experience includes entry to the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You have a chance to see a koala, get close to a kangaroo, see and feed one of the world�s largest birds, the Cassowary, and be surrounded by the graceful motion of over 1,500 butterflies, all native to the rainforest region.

    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

  • 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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