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.
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:
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.
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January - December
Excludes Christmas Day
Languages: the Army Duck tour and the Pamagirri Aboriginal experience have pamphlets available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, German and Italian
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
The amphibious Army Ducks can be boarded from platform 2 with barriers removed, seats are higher for ease of transfer from wheelchair
Visual information available
Accessible toilet facilities located next to the restaurant
Wheelchairs cannot exceed 630mm in width and 950mm in length.
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
Complimentary ranger-guided tour at Red Peak Station
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 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
No wheelchair access facilities at Barron Falls Station
Wheelchair compliant ramps at all stations
Maximum 4 dedicated wheelchair areas on each train located in central carriages
Information in braille at Cairns Station
Audio commentary during train journey
Visual information provided
1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations
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