Cairns 3 in 1 Combo Reef - Rainforest Tours & Scenic Flight

Tour Code: 648

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Great Combo Package Tour See All in a Day
  • First up on our Cairns combo package tour deal is a low level 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, then we ride the Skyrail to Kuranda Village and return down the mountain on the Kuranda Train 
  • Each of our guests are guaranteed a window seat on your low level scenic flight enabling you to take magnificent photos of the mountains and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • Your gondola ride up the mountain on the award winning Skyrail Cableway enables you to alight at two stops for a look around at points of interest, then reboard onto Kuranda Village where you can cuddle a koala
  • For the return to Cairns from Kuranda Village you may choose an immediate return time on the 2.00pm train or to spend time exploring Kuranda Village the 3.30pm train

Included In Price

  • Morning pick up from Cairns accommodation
  • 40 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
  • Guaranteed window seating
  • Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda Village
  • Free time to explore the markets and attractions in Kuranda
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail Return to Cairns

Enjoy the Reef & Rainforest Scenic Flight & Kuranda tour all in a day. Take a low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, see the islands and coral reef below. Ride the award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Gondola to explore Kuranda Village return on Kuranda Train

See the best of Cairns on the perfect one day tour, the 3 in 1 Combo Package tour deal which includes a 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, a tour to Kuranda Village on the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Gondola and a return trip on the fully restored Kuranda Train.

When booking your great value 3 in 1 combo package tour you can choose for us to collect you from Cairns city or you can meet us in our hanger at Cairns Airport General Aviation where we arrange to have you all checked in and ready for your exciting 40 minute scenic flightover the Great Barrier Reef.

This is the perfect one day Cairns tour if you wish to see it all in just one day tour with all the transfers and inclusions arranged.

All you need to do is be ready for your actions packed Cairns tour and enjoy your day seeing the Great Barrier Reef on your scenic flight and your time in Kuranda Village.    

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight 40 Minutes

Taking off around 10.00 am (times may vary) each one of our passengers have their own window seats for the ultimate viewing of the Great Barrier Reef islands, coral reefs and scenery below from each and every one of our aircraft. 

We fly at a low level on our scenic flights over places like Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolo Reef and the various sand cays that stand out shimmering like a pure white castaway beach surrounded by aqua waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 

From the seat of our aircraft the scenery of the reef below changes as the Tropical North Queensland seasons change and the marine life and activity change.

During the months of June to September we have the gentle giants of the deep, the Humpback Whales and Dwarf Minke Whales migrating to the Great Barrier Reef to calve and mate in our safe waters before they turn around and head back down south to the thawing of the Antarctic and the feast of krill that awaits their arrival.

From November the Coral Spawning season begins and the Great Barrier Reef comes alive with “sex on the reef” as all the various corals spawn new life to create new reefs from as far down the eastern coastline as 1770 and up past Cape York in Northern Australia.

This in turn is a feeding frenzy time for the marine life and the world’s largest fighting fish the Black Marlin and other fish travel from all parts of the planet to be here just for this event.  For the resident fish it is under water terror as the visiting predators are all around looking for and opportunist meal.

Also at this time of the year and up to March the marine life below are having a party with all this food around so you may be lucky enough to see pods of dolphins strategically hunting, giant Mantarays cruising the ocean, turtles nesting and even the odd shark or two.

Kuranda Village Tours & Attractions

Once we have completed our scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef we then jump the coach and make our way to the Skyrail Gondola for our 1 ½ hour ride up the mountainside to the Kuranda Village.

Along the way we are encouraged to alight from the Skyrail and visit the two information stations along the way called Red Peak Station and the Barron Gorge station.

Here we can take a wander around thru the rainforest and take some photographs of Barron Gorge at the Barron Falls Station as well as check out our historical displays and visit our rainforest interpretation centre.   

At the Red Peak Station we can take a complimentary guided tour of the rainforest with a ranger as tour guide.

At each of these stations we recommend only a 15 - 20  minute stop so you have ample time to see Kuranda Village.

Kuranda Village – Kuranda Train

Once we reach Kuranda Village you will have ample time to explore the shops, cuddle a koala, have some lunch and shop around in the Kuranda Markets before making your way back down the hill to the Kuranda Train Scenic Railway Station to meet your train.

This beautifully restored historic train will have you seated in lovely old carriages with big open windows for great viewing as you wind your way around the mountains thru hand hewn tunnels, past waterfalls and famous lookouts out.

The Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway journey has been called one of the great train journeys of the world so you will really enjoy this train ride.

From Kuranda Village there is one stop on the way down the mountain at a Barron Gorge lookout where you alight from the train and admire the scenery across the rainforests and see the mighty Barron Gorge from another angle.

You will have plenty of time here to get the perfect selfies here before re-boarding and making the journey back to Freshwater station and Cairns Central train station.

A great value well organised three in one combo package tour to see Cairns in a day

Important Information

When booking your great value combo package tour from Cairns your day will start with our exciting 40 minute scenic airplane flight before boarding Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Train.

Please note if you are travelling from the Northern Beaches your day will start with the Kuranda Train followed by Skyrail before taking off on the 40 minute reef scenic flight.

If you are travelling from Cairns you will need to make their your own way back to your accommodation from the Cairns Central Railway Station in the afternoon but most hotels are a short walk.

See more Kuranda tours and attractions.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Departs 8:00am (approx) - Returns 5:00pm (approx)

Pickup Locations


  • Kuranda
  • Flight over Green Island, Arlington Reef and Upolu Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Full day

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate
  • Single travellers can be booked however will be placed on a waiting list until minimum number of passengers (2) is reached
  • Flight Terms: all flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full Flight Terms: all flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full refund will be given. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type. The minimum number of passengers required for each flight is 2, if booking for 1 passenger only, your booking will be pending until minimum requirement met.
  • GSL Aviation may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, if you do not consent please advise GSL Aviation.
  • Weather can affect our flight schedules, please contact us 24 hours prior to flight time to confirm flight.
  • This combo will be unavailable on Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Rails scheduled maintenance dates.
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash for purchases in Kuranda.

  • Children under 3 years old are considered infants and travel free of charge on a paying adults lap.
  • Children 3 years and over the adult price applies on all flights.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • 100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours; this includes any requests to reschedule.
  • Passengers who fail to arrive at the scheduled time or failed to load will be classed as 'no-show' and no refund will be given.
  • Should the weather not be suitable for your scenic flight in the afternoon, the flight portion will be refunded. If you wish to reschedule the flight to another day, you will need to arrange your own transportation.

Cairns 3 in 1 Combo Reef - Rainforest Tours & Scenic Flight

Tour Code: 648

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Great Combo Package Tour See All in a Day



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$259.00
Family: au$1,156.00

Tour Code: 648



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1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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