Kuranda Tours – Cruise Ship Tours – Cairns – Yorkeys Knob

Tour Code: 860

Departing: Yorkeys Knob

  • Once your cruise ship is fully docked you will be met at Yorkeys Knob boat marina by the Skyrail coach and taken to Caravonica for the Skyrail Gondola ride up to Kuranda Village
  • Alight from the Skyrail Gondola to visit the two stations on the way to Kuranda Village called Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station  
  • Wander the village of Kuranda, visit the markets, cuddle a koala, see all the native Australian wildlife, enjoy the locally produced food and wine, enjoy a good meal at the local Kuranda pub 
  • Head down to the historic Kuranda Train Station to commence your scenic train ride thru hand cut tunnels in the mountains, and wind around the cliff edges to see wonderful waterfalls and canyons down below    

Included In Price

  • 7.5 klm Skyrail Gondola ride above the rainforest with 2 lookout stops along the way – Red Peak Station – Barron Falls - 1 hour & 30 minutes
  • 37 klm Kuranda Train ride around mountains and hand cut tunnels with 1 stop along the way – Barron Falls – 1 hour & 55 minutes
  • Return Coach Transfers

These Kuranda tours are specifically timed for cruise ship passengers docking in Yorkeys Knob, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. As soon as your cruise ship is docked at Yorkeys Knob our Skyrail coaches are there to collect you to begin your Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Train tour adventure.

No matter which cruise ship you arrive with to Yorkeys Knob in Cairns, we have a Kuranda tour with timings designed to accommodate each cruise ship schedule to ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy one of Cairns most iconic tours, a trip to Kuranda Village on the Skyrail gondola over the rainforest and a return trip on the historic Kuranda train and scenic railway in the Cairns mountains. 

Each Skyrail gondola carries a maximum of 6 people in a standard gondola and a maximum of 5 people in a Diamond View gondola (includes infants)

Should you be in a wheelchair or have a disability please speak to our tour specialists to arrange your Kuranda tour.

Choose your Kuranda tour options on the booking form

Upgrade Your Cruise ship Kuranda Tour

Skyrail Diamond View Gondola with see thru Perspex floor – must be pre-booked on-line

Kuranda train Gold Class carriage upgrade with drinks, snacks, souvenir gift – available on 3.30pm train only 


Skyrail Station Stops – What Can You See at the Two Skyrail Station Stops

Red Peak Station

Rainforest Discovery Zone

Ranger Guided Tours depart approximately every 30 minutes

Rainforest Boardwalk Loop

Scenic Lookout

Barron Falls

Panoramic Gorge and Waterfall Views

Rainforest Boardwalk Loop

The Edge Lookout

CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre

Kuranda Train Stop

Barron Falls – opposite side of the Skyrail Barron Falls stop 


Is Your Cruise Ship Staying Overnight in Yorkeys Knob – Cairns

Book these great cruise ship combo package tour deals to see more Cairns attractions

1-Include Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

  • Include Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and discover a 40,000 year old culture through legends, dance and traditions explained by the Tjapukai people.

2-Include Rainforestation Nature Park

  • Once in Kuranda visit the Rainforestation Nature Park, ride the Army Duck (amphibious army vehicle) and enjoy a rainforest tour, discover the Pamagirri Aboriginal Culture and come up close and personal with the Australian wildlife.

3-Include Kuranda Wildlife Experience

  • Butterfly Sanctuary: with 60% of the total species of butterfly inhabiting this 0.1% of Australia it is fitting that the Butterfly Sanctuary exists in Kuranda to display the diversity of this wonderful insect.   Here, in a lush, vast enclosure hundreds of brilliant coloured butterflies will flit around you, including the iconic electric-blue Ulysses butterfly so loved by locals and visitors and regarded as the unofficial emblem of Tropical North Queensland. 
  • Wear something bright and you never know, they might think you are a large flower and land on you!  Open 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Bird World: come and view the rare and amazing birds that inhabit this region.  They are housed in a gigantic aviary so you can really see them at home in a natural environment flying around the lakes, waterfalls and ponds of this magnificent enclosure. 
  • Housed here are more than 45 species of birds native to this area including Regent Bowerbirds, the rare 1.8m (6ft) high Cassowary (only 1200 left in the wild) and a host of brightly coloured parrots and lorikeets.
  • It is possible to hand fee the birds; open from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Koala Park: Kuranda Koala Gardens are home to local wildlife of the region.  You can have your photo taken cuddling with a koala (extra cost). 
  • See a freshwater crocodile, meet some wallabies, wombats and wander through Australia’s first walk through snake house; open from 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Departs From

Yorkeys Knob

Departure Time

As per confirmed booking details

Departure Instructions
  • Skyrail Pick up times from Yorkeys Knob boat marina: 9:45am, 10:45am and 11:25am
  • Kuranda Train Return Departure times from Kuranda Village: 2:00pm & 3:30pm


Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Various time options on booking form

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Lightweight bag, sunscreen, insect repellant, glasses, hat, personal items, good walking shoes

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Child Fares 4-14years.
  • Infants 0 to 3 are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued.

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.

  • No refund if cancellation is made within 24 hours of travel
  • All guests must travel on Skyrail at their pre-allocated departure time as indicated on their boarding ticket. Once bookings are processed and boarding tickets issued, changes or upgrades on the day of travel are not permitted.

Kuranda Tours – Cruise Ship Tours – Cairns – Yorkeys Knob

Tour Code: 860

Departing: Yorkeys Knob



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

Child: au$64.00
Family: au$320.00

Tour Code: 860



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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