Ultimate Kuranda Experience

Tour Code: 25

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

  • Jack the Ripper, one of the largest crocodiles in captivity. Coming in at over 5 metres in length and weighing almost a tonne, you can view him from the safety of the Rainforestation Nature Park’s elevated boardwalks.
  • The unique WWII Army Duck tour - have fun as you rumble through the rainforest learning about the native specis found there.

Included In Price

  • Return Coach Transfers from Accommodation
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry to Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Kuranda Village
  • Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Grand Kuranda experience allows you to see it all. Kuranda Train, Skyrail Cableway, Kuranda village, Butterfly Sanctuary, Barbeque lunch, Rainforestation Aboriginal Cultural Park, Army Duck tour.

After being picked up from your Cairns accommodation take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest spend a little time looking around the markets and visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

You will be collected from Kuranda Village to be taken a short distance to Rainforestation Nature Park, here you will enjoy a full Australian style BBQ lunch, watch the indigenous Pamagirri Aboriginal dancers perform traditional style dances, see a real koala (koala cuddle photo optional) and other Australian native animals, hand feed a wallaby and experience the tropical rainforest from a totally unique perspective aboard an amphibious World War II Army Duck.

A transfer back to the Kuranda Village will have you boarding the Skyrail gondola for your 7.5km journey over pristine rainforest. At the base of the Skyrail cableway you will be picked up to be transferred back to your accommodation.

Ultimate Kuranda Tour Experience

After being collected from your Cairns accommodation and transferred to the train station you will begin your day tour on the Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway at 8:50am.

Winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls you will see some beautiful scenery.

Your Driver Guide will meet you at Kuranda Train and Railway Station for your arrival at 10.25am and direct you to your coach which will transfer you to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kurnada Village for your 11am tour.

Marvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens. View hundreds of butterflies including the famous electric Blue Ulysses and Australia’s largest butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing. 

You will have 15 minutes to wander through the picturesque Kuranda Village in the Rainforest, Markets operate daily. 

At 11.45am you will be met outside the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for your transfer to the Rainforestation Nature Park to experience the following:

  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard: Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience: Watch the Pamagirri Dancers and join the Dreamtime Walk - learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing.
  • BBQ Lunch: Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses and fruits.
  • Koala & Wildlife: Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies.

At 3.45pm you will transfer to the Kuranda Train and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for your 4pm boarding.

The 7.5km Skyrail journey will see you gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.

Your coach will be at the Carvonica Skyrail Gondola Terminal to transfer you to your Cairns holiday accommodation.

All times are approximate and subject to change.

See more Kuranda tours. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

8.30am Daily

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • PLEASE NOTE: Northern Beaches /Palm Cove tour operates in Reverse. (Skyrail up / Train down)
  • At the conclusion of your tour the coach will meet you at the Carovonica Skyrail Terminal to transfer you back to your accommodation
  • Please tell your driver/guide if you do not require a return transfer
  • Pick up from your Cairns accommodation, transfers not available from private residencies
  • Kuranda
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas Day


Full day

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Koala and crocodile photos:
  • Army Duck Photos:
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Additional Information

Languages: the Army Duck tour and the Pamagirri Aboriginal experience have pamphlets available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, German and Italian

  • Camera (charged)
  • Money for souvenirs or photos
  • Hat
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Bottle of water
  • Your travel voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Ramps and paved pathways available throughout the park

The Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural centre is accessible with a designated viewing platform at the amphitheatre

Access to the Wildlife section is paved for viewing of all animals

Boarding Access

The amphibious Army Ducks can be boarded from platform 2 with barriers removed, seats are higher for ease of transfer from wheelchair

Hearing Impaired Information

Visual information available


Accessible toilet facilities located next to the restaurant

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


Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities at all 4 stations


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


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

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Children 3 and under travel free of charge

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 to all tours cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no show

Ultimate Kuranda Experience

Tour Code: 25

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove




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

Child: au$131.00
Family: au$653.00

Tour Code: 25



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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