Skyrail & Kuranda Train Half Day Full Day Tour

Tour Code: 195

Prices From

au$145

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

Child: au$76.00
Family: au$388.00

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

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Start your day at a time suited to you; select which iconic experience you’d like to travel aboard first, either the Kuranda Scenic Railway or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway; and choose how much time you’d like to spend exploring Kuranda.

Read More

Highlights

  • The Kuranda Heritage Markets: aside from the huge array of local, hand-made goods for sale – from jewellery to pottery and Indigenous creations – there’s entertainment around every corner. 
  • The history behind the development of the Kuranda Scenic Railway is extraordinary. Be sure to pay attention to the commentary while on board. 
  • Skip the queue tickets, pre-allocated private Kuranda train carriages, and express check in Skyrail tickets. Discount vouchers for Kuranda attractions, multi language tours available  

Perfect Selfie

  • With 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

Your Journey Begins

You’ll start your day with a pick-up in luxury coach from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation. The pick-up time all depends whether you’d like to start your day as early as 7am, or as late as 1.15pm. Keep in mind this will affect how much time you’re able to spend in Kuranda, which ranges from no time at all, to an hour, two, three, and so on, to the maximum amount of time of five hours.  

You’ll also be able to decide which of the iconic Cairns’ experiences you’d like to hop aboard for your journey to Kuranda: the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

You would have decided all this before boarding the coach, so for now sit back in your reclining, leather seat as your knowledgeable driver provides an overview of what you can expect from the day. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass with Itinerary
  • Pre-allocated Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tickets
  • Express check-in
  • Bonus discounts for Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
  • Detailed Map
  • Dedicated concierge to assist with coach transfers from Skyrail and Rail stations
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 11:30 am Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 1 hour free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 12:45 pm Skyrail Departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50 am, 2:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50 am, 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50 am, 12:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 1 hour free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time n Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 2:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 7 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8:50 am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 7 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 8:50 am and 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 9:50 am and 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 9:50 am and 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 9:45 am and 2 pm Scenic Rail departure from Kuranda - 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8 am accommodation pick up for a Skyrail Cableway departure of 9:45 am and 3:30 pm Scnic Rail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 10:00 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cabcleway Departure time of 11 am and 2 pm Scenic Rail return from Kuranda - 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 10:00 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 11:00 am and 3:30 pm Scenic Rail departure - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 11:45 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm departure from Kuranda aboard Kuranda Scenic Rail - 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 1:15 pm accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm departure from Kuranda on Kuranda Scenic Rail - No free time in Kuranda Village.
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure of 9:45 am and 2:00 pm departure from Kuranda aboard Kuranda Scenic Rail - 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations

Kuranda

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate Christmas Day
Adverse weather events may affect schedule and opperation
Planned maintenance events and closures are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Duration

Variable see departure schedule
1.5 hours (approx) Skyrail (including two stop off points)
1.5 hours (approx) Kuranda Scenic Railway - 10 minute stop at Barron Gorge

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Insect repellant
  • Bottle of water
  • Umbrella if rain looks apparent
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, lunch and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Diamond View Skyrail - glass bottom floor
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Child price applies to children 4 to 14
  • Children under 4 travel free.
  • Family price applies to 2 adults and 2 children (4 to 14)
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

Boarding passses and itineraries available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese on request at time of booking.

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

Transfers

Please advise upon booking if you require a wheelchair-friendly coach transfer.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Jennifer R

Reviewed on October 01, 2017

We found the train trip up and the sky rail back quite interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise at Kuranda. We were not that interested in the shops and found the area quite commercialised. It took some time to get back down by sky rail as there were so many people waiting. The transport services were very efficient.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Jennifer. The Kuranda Day tour is one of the most popular tours on offer in Cairns. We are pleased you took the time to enjoy the river cruise and some of the lesser known sights of Kuranda.

SHIRLEY P

Reviewed on September 07, 2017

A must do activity for all visitors to Tropical North Queensland. Definitely recommend the Diamond upgrade Gondola, it was spectacular (and shorter queues!). The train trip back we upgraded to First Class and was a very unique experience and worth the indulgence. We had a fantastic day.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Shirley. The Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail combo is certainly up there on the list of must do activities for visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas. We are pleased you enjoyed the Gold Class service and The Tour Specialists look forward to being a part of your next visit to our region.

Lynette R

Reviewed on August 08, 2017

I enjoyed this tour very much. Not so much my husband as he is not into markets or shopping. Good one to go to with another female!! Both enjoyed the gondola and train tho

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Lynette, Kuranda is full of lots of Markets and shops! You will have to come back again to look through it all :)

Leann M

Reviewed on January 21, 2016

We had a great day! Everything on time and yet not rushed. Loved the variation of skyrail and train. Highly recommend!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Leann, Glad to hear you enjoyed your Kuranda day tour. Its great to do both Skyrail Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway as they show the rainforest from a very different perspective. Belinda - Cairns Holiday Specialists

Start your day at a time suited to you; select which iconic experience you’d like to travel aboard first, either the Kuranda Scenic Railway or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway; and choose how much time you’d like to spend exploring Kuranda.

Read More

Highlights

  • The Kuranda Heritage Markets: aside from the huge array of local, hand-made goods for sale – from jewellery to pottery and Indigenous creations – there’s entertainment around every corner. 
  • The history behind the development of the Kuranda Scenic Railway is extraordinary. Be sure to pay attention to the commentary while on board. 
  • Skip the queue tickets, pre-allocated private Kuranda train carriages, and express check in Skyrail tickets. Discount vouchers for Kuranda attractions, multi language tours available  

Perfect Selfie

  • With 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

Your Journey Begins

You’ll start your day with a pick-up in luxury coach from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation. The pick-up time all depends whether you’d like to start your day as early as 7am, or as late as 1.15pm. Keep in mind this will affect how much time you’re able to spend in Kuranda, which ranges from no time at all, to an hour, two, three, and so on, to the maximum amount of time of five hours.  

You’ll also be able to decide which of the iconic Cairns’ experiences you’d like to hop aboard for your journey to Kuranda: the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

You would have decided all this before boarding the coach, so for now sit back in your reclining, leather seat as your knowledgeable driver provides an overview of what you can expect from the day. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass with Itinerary
  • Pre-allocated Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tickets
  • Express check-in
  • Bonus discounts for Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
  • Detailed Map
  • Dedicated concierge to assist with coach transfers from Skyrail and Rail stations
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 11:30 am Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 1 hour free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 12:45 pm Skyrail Departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50 am, 2:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 7am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8.50 am, 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50 am, 12:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 1 hour free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time n Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 2:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 9.50am, 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 7 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure time of 8:50 am, 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 7 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 8:50 am and 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 9:50 am and 1:45 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 2 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am accommodation pick-up for a Scenic Rail departure of 9:50 am and 3:30 pm Skyrail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 9:45 am and 2 pm Scenic Rail departure from Kuranda - 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 8 am accommodation pick up for a Skyrail Cableway departure of 9:45 am and 3:30 pm Scnic Rail departure from Kuranda - 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 10:00 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cabcleway Departure time of 11 am and 2 pm Scenic Rail return from Kuranda - 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 10:00 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 11:00 am and 3:30 pm Scenic Rail departure - 3 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 11:45 am accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm departure from Kuranda aboard Kuranda Scenic Rail - 1.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • 1:15 pm accommodation pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure time of 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm departure from Kuranda on Kuranda Scenic Rail - No free time in Kuranda Village.
  • Departing Cairns Northern Beaches, 8:30 am pick-up for a Skyrail Cableway departure of 9:45 am and 2:00 pm departure from Kuranda aboard Kuranda Scenic Rail - 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda Village.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations

Kuranda

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate Christmas Day
Adverse weather events may affect schedule and opperation
Planned maintenance events and closures are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Duration

Variable see departure schedule
1.5 hours (approx) Skyrail (including two stop off points)
1.5 hours (approx) Kuranda Scenic Railway - 10 minute stop at Barron Gorge

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Insect repellant
  • Bottle of water
  • Umbrella if rain looks apparent
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, lunch and snacks
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Diamond View Skyrail - glass bottom floor
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Child price applies to children 4 to 14
  • Children under 4 travel free.
  • Family price applies to 2 adults and 2 children (4 to 14)
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

Boarding passses and itineraries available in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese on request at time of booking.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Jennifer R

Reviewed on October 01, 2017

We found the train trip up and the sky rail back quite interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise at Kuranda. We were not that interested in the shops and found the area quite commercialised. It took some time to get back down by sky rail as there were so many people waiting. The transport services were very efficient.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Jennifer. The Kuranda Day tour is one of the most popular tours on offer in Cairns. We are pleased you took the time to enjoy the river cruise and some of the lesser known sights of Kuranda.

SHIRLEY P

Reviewed on September 07, 2017

A must do activity for all visitors to Tropical North Queensland. Definitely recommend the Diamond upgrade Gondola, it was spectacular (and shorter queues!). The train trip back we upgraded to First Class and was a very unique experience and worth the indulgence. We had a fantastic day.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Shirley. The Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail combo is certainly up there on the list of must do activities for visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas. We are pleased you enjoyed the Gold Class service and The Tour Specialists look forward to being a part of your next visit to our region.

Lynette R

Reviewed on August 08, 2017

I enjoyed this tour very much. Not so much my husband as he is not into markets or shopping. Good one to go to with another female!! Both enjoyed the gondola and train tho

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Lynette, Kuranda is full of lots of Markets and shops! You will have to come back again to look through it all :)

Leann M

Reviewed on January 21, 2016

We had a great day! Everything on time and yet not rushed. Loved the variation of skyrail and train. Highly recommend!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Leann, Glad to hear you enjoyed your Kuranda day tour. Its great to do both Skyrail Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway as they show the rainforest from a very different perspective. Belinda - Cairns Holiday Specialists

Tour Code: 195

Prices From

au$145

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

Child: au$76.00
Family: au$388.00

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

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