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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

    On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional). 

    If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct).

    Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available from selected Cairns hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Kuranda Scenic Railway
    • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
    • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
    • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Tjapukai (if option not selected)
    • Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)
    • Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)
    • Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)
    • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
    • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Kuranda Levy of AUD$1.00 per person is payable direct on the day of travel
    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 6 days ago

    We took the sky rail up and back as we didn't want to spend all that time on the train. Was very happy to see that you didn't have to share the ride with others. Stopped at both stops to check the view and so...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank AndoCentralCoast
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I loved both the train and the sky rail (although the sky rail is a little nerve racking being up so high). The view from both is so amazing that photos cannot do it justice. The activities in Kuranda are super fun, but Kuranda is...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Samantha M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I went up to Kuranda and back by Skyrail today and it was Fantastic! Firstly I got there early at about 0830 and was able to get straight onto the cable car 15 mins early..there were no queues and I got the car all to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jackie255103
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The cable cars over the rainforest were amazing, never seen anything like it ever and would do it again!! My friend and I were given a ranger tour by Fred who taught us about the fauna of the forest and he was an amazing guide...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kayla G
    DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hi Kayla G, Thank you for your review – we are so glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway! It is an amazing rainforest experience and the views are spectacular! We definitely recommend...More

    Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

    Great view of the rainforest. I am not afraid of heights but people who are, might struggle. To those I suggest it’s worth it! You stop twice along the way. I highly recommend getting off at each stop. There is stuff to learn and see.

    Thank melaniesN8231RI
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    Paula D
    12 July 2019|
    Response from Twosie21 | Reviewed this property |
    There are several tour companies that can arrange this for you and also pick you up from your accommodation. Alternately you can use public transport to either point and buy tickets at the station or sky rail but would... More
    24 June 2019|
    Response from Twosie21 | Reviewed this property |
    No climbing involved and there is a free shuttle bus at Kuranda terminal. We were a party of 3 and 2 use walking aids.
    4 April 2019|
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    Response from kcw10 | Reviewed this property |
    You can book all online on the Kuranda website and also arrange pick up / drop off from / to your hotel or hotel nearest to your apartment
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