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Itinerary
With five different itineraries to choose from, this full-day tour from Cairns lets you create your ideal day trip. All tours include a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. The 1.5-hour journey climbs through the mountain valleys, passing the dramatic Stoney Creek Bridge, and affording spectacular views over Kuranda Waterfall and the Barron Gorge.

Additional options include a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which soars over the Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at treetop viewpoints along the way; an off-road adventure in the Rainforestation Nature Park; or an immersive cultural experience at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

All tours include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel.
Locations visited
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Rainforestation Nature Park
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Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
Highlights
  • Customise your tour: five different itineraries to choose from
  • Stunning views as you ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge
  • Free time in Kuranda Village: browse the many shops for souvenirs
  • Hassle-free tour with hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely Day Trip

Enjoyed a day trip to Kuranda, train going up and cable car back down. We were picked up from our hotel early morning and taken to train station where we waited for train. Time for a coffee and a look around the gift shop before...More

Thank TheOldiesNsw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out

Great train ride up and spectacular SkyRail back down. Town is pretty and Butterfly Nursery worth a visit. Shops a disappointment as too much imported rubbish and very little local craft. Score 95 out of 100, but would have been 100 if shops were genuine...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent day out.

Caught the train one way and came back by public bus which cost $7.00 as I could not go on the skyrail cable car. The trip out was great with lots of lovely views and plenty of opportunities to get some great photos. Once there...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very relaxing day, kind of tourist trappy

It's a very well run tour. We did the train up and sky train down. We were picked up at our hotel, though it wasn't listed, right on time. We were dropped at the train station where we were able to get some coffee and...More

3  Thank azygrl
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi azygrl, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are happy to hear that you had a relaxing day! The village of Kuranda is very unique and we understand that it is not to everyone's taste. The views on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wonderful experience

went in the gold class; comfortable, amazing views and a great insight into the construction of this rail.Loved every minute; from start to finish. Have tried unsuccessfully to get the book Tracks of triumph??. It is an amazing story and spectacular journey.More

Thank 27jennyk
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 27jennyk, Thank you for your great review - we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience on the Gold Class service of the Kuranda Scenic Rail! It is amazing to learn about the construction of the rail and it's history, and...More

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Sam W
12 September 2018|
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Yes - give yourself plenty of time if visiting the attractions. There is an excellent visitor information centre at Kuranda.
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20 June 2018|
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I tend to be very careful , and because this excursion is so important , I would book in advance . Most importantly , I have traveled the world , and the Louvre has nothing on what I saw at the Great Barrier Reef . I... More
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Response from Kerrie66453 | Reviewed this property |
You can travel everyday except Christmas and Easter. You can travel both ways by train but you will miss out on the cable car which is worth doing You can park in the street or at the adjacent shopping centre car park, near... More
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