Kuranda Self Drive Tour from Port Douglas, Skyrail, Kuranda Train

Tour Code: 563

Prices From

au$132

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

Child: au$68.00
Family: au$332.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

This self-drive option from Port Douglas allows you to select which iconic experience through our World Heritage listed rainforest you’d like to travel aboard first - the Scenic Railway or Skyrail. Choose how much time you’d like to spend exploring Kuranda.

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Highlights

  • The history behind the development of the Kuranda Scenic Railway is extraordinary. Be sure to pay attention to the commentary while on board
  • Flexibility to choose which iconic Cairns experience – the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or the Kuranda Scenic Railway – you’d like to travel aboard first; how early you’d like to start your day; and how much time you’d like to spend in Kuranda
  • Skip the queue tickets for pre-allocated carriage seating on the Kuranda Train and express check in for the Skyrail, discount vouchers for Kuranda attractions

Perfect Selfie

  • With the rainforest canopy underfoot and panoramic views of the Coral Sea and tropical landscape over your shoulder, a selfie aboard a Skyrail gondola is a must

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Meeting Point

After your drive from Port Douglas, along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, you’ll meet your host at the covered bus stop at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s Smithfield Terminal, located on the Captain Cook Highway. The meeting times vary from as early as 7.50am through to 11.30am, depending on which mode of transport you’ve chosen to ride aboard to Kuranda, and how much time you’d like to spend exploring the ‘Village in the Rainforest’.

If you’ve chosen to travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway first, your host will double up as your driver, not only providing you with details of your day, but transferring you to Freshwater Station to board your assigned seat.  

Read More

Included In Price

  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Express check-in at Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Express check-in with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Detailed information of your day, including tour itinerary, timings, and helpful tips on how to make your day as enjoyable as possible
  • Discounts into Kuranda attractions including Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and Koala Gardens
  • Concierge assisted returns from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2hours free time in Kuranda and 12.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 2.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 1 hours free time in Kuranda and 12.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2 hours 2hr free time in Kuranda and 1.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours 3hr free time in Kuranda and 2.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.15pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.30am for the 9.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2 hours free time in Kuranda and 2.00pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 9.30am for the 9.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 10.30am for 10.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 2pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 10.30am for 10.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 11.30am for 11.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
Departure Instructions
  • Meet your hostess/driver at the covered bus stop at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s Smithfield Terminal for check-in and to receive details on your day
  • Do not go into the Skyrail Terminal for check-in
Destinations

Kuranda

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day
Will close in severe weather conditions, and during planned, preventative maintenance

Duration

Full Day
Half Day

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Cash or card for snacks, meals and drinks
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Upgrade to Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class
  • Upgrade to Skyrail Cableway Diamond View Gondola
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Children 3 and under travel free
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • 2nd Child Travels Free
Cancellation Policy

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.

50% cancellation fee for any cancellations within 24 hours of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on the day of departure

Additional Information

Kuranda Boarding Pass can be provided in one of the following languages: German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility
Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs cannot exceed 630mm in width and 950mm in length.

Boarding Access

The cableway will be paused to assist with boarding for all mobility impaired guests.

Wheelchairs must have handles to assist loading

Wheelchairs must be capable of being tilted back during loading

Visually Impaired Notes

Complimentary ranger-guided tour at Red Peak Station

Hearing Impaired Information

Printed information provided at Tjapukai and also in the form of the Kuranda Boarding Pass, which provides a detailed tour itinerary

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities at all 4 stations

Activities

Ramp access to boardwalks at the 2 scenic viewing stations

Access to CSIRO Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls Station

Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair lifts onto train carriage at Freshwater and Kuranda stations

Cairns Train Station level with platforms

Wheelchairs cannot exceed 630mm in width and 950mm in length

Boarding Access

No wheelchair access facilities at Barron Falls Station

Wheelchair compliant ramps at all stations

Onboard Access

Maximum 4 dedicated wheelchair areas on each train located in central carriages

Visually Impaired Notes

Information in braille at Cairns Station

Audio commentary during train journey

Hearing Impaired Information

Visual information provided

Facilities

1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations

This self-drive option from Port Douglas allows you to select which iconic experience through our World Heritage listed rainforest you’d like to travel aboard first - the Scenic Railway or Skyrail. Choose how much time you’d like to spend exploring Kuranda.

Read More

Highlights

  • The history behind the development of the Kuranda Scenic Railway is extraordinary. Be sure to pay attention to the commentary while on board
  • Flexibility to choose which iconic Cairns experience – the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or the Kuranda Scenic Railway – you’d like to travel aboard first; how early you’d like to start your day; and how much time you’d like to spend in Kuranda
  • Skip the queue tickets for pre-allocated carriage seating on the Kuranda Train and express check in for the Skyrail, discount vouchers for Kuranda attractions

Perfect Selfie

  • With the rainforest canopy underfoot and panoramic views of the Coral Sea and tropical landscape over your shoulder, a selfie aboard a Skyrail gondola is a must

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Meeting Point

After your drive from Port Douglas, along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, you’ll meet your host at the covered bus stop at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s Smithfield Terminal, located on the Captain Cook Highway. The meeting times vary from as early as 7.50am through to 11.30am, depending on which mode of transport you’ve chosen to ride aboard to Kuranda, and how much time you’d like to spend exploring the ‘Village in the Rainforest’.

If you’ve chosen to travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway first, your host will double up as your driver, not only providing you with details of your day, but transferring you to Freshwater Station to board your assigned seat.  

Read More

Included In Price

  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Express check-in at Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Express check-in with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Detailed information of your day, including tour itinerary, timings, and helpful tips on how to make your day as enjoyable as possible
  • Discounts into Kuranda attractions including Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and Koala Gardens
  • Concierge assisted returns from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2hours free time in Kuranda and 12.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 2.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 7.50am for the 8.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 1 hours free time in Kuranda and 12.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2 hours free time in Kuranda and 1.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 2 hours 2hr free time in Kuranda and 1.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3 hours 3hr free time in Kuranda and 2.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 3.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.15pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.10am for the 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Railway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.45pm return from Kuranda aboard Skyrail
  • Meet at 9.30am for the 9.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2 hours free time in Kuranda and 2.00pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 9.30am for the 9.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 4 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 10.30am for 10.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 2pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 10.30am for 10.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 3 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
  • Meet at 11.30am for 11.45am Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda and 3.30pm return from Kuranda aboard Scenic Rail
Departure Instructions
  • Meet your hostess/driver at the covered bus stop at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s Smithfield Terminal for check-in and to receive details on your day
  • Do not go into the Skyrail Terminal for check-in
Destinations

Kuranda

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day
Will close in severe weather conditions, and during planned, preventative maintenance

Duration

Full Day
Half Day

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Cash or card for snacks, meals and drinks
  • Camera (charged)
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Upgrade to Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class
  • Upgrade to Skyrail Cableway Diamond View Gondola
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Children 3 and under travel free
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • 2nd Child Travels Free
Cancellation Policy

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.

50% cancellation fee for any cancellations within 24 hours of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on the day of departure

Additional Information

Kuranda Boarding Pass can be provided in one of the following languages: German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Tour Code: 563

Prices From

au$132

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

Child: au$68.00
Family: au$332.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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