Kuranda Train Skyrail
Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests near Cairns. Guests glide just metres above the canopy in Cairns Skyrail comfortable six-person gondola cabins, before alighting at two rainforest mid-stations to learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor on the way to Kuranda. A one-way Skyrail experience takes 1.5 hours, including time at both rainforest mid-stations.
Kuranda Scenic Railway Train winds through 15 tunnels and over 36 bridges as it travels along the 90-minute train track between Cairns and Kuranda. Watch the spectacular scenic views from the open-air railway train windows as it comes to a halt at Stoney Creek falls for some amazing scenic photo opportunities.
It does not matter in which direction you travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway Train between Cairns and Kuranda as the experience is exhilarating in both directions.Both options will lead you into the rainforest not far from Cairns to Kuranda Village. Here you can take a stroll around the famous markets or walk along many marked tracks. You may wish to spend time at one of the many attractions in Kuranda like Koala Gardens where you can hold on to a koala and have your photo taken, see Kangaroos and Crocodiles. There is also a wonderful Butterfly sanctuary that contains over 1500 butterflies. Also popular is Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park near Cairns where you can watch a stage presentation and try your hand at spear and boomerang throwing. For the adventurous you can spend the afternoon in a small 4 wheel drive exploring World Heritage listed remote access 4WD tracks near Kuranda, see huge Fig trees, King ferns and have afternoon tea at Lake Morris. Another quite unique option is a ride through the Kuranda Rainforest in one of several ex WWII Army Duck Craft. Climb through tracks listening to the guide's rainforest interpretation until you arrive at a dam for a "vehicle swim". Or finally visit Bird World in Kuranda that has a collection of exotic free flying birds from around the world.
If you already have a vehicle then this self-drive option will work well for you. You will need to drive your car to the car park at Skyrail's Caravonica Terminal for an 9.00am shuttle bus pick up. The shuttle bus will transfer you to the Freshwater Railway Station where you can board the scenic train to Kuranda. At your leisure after you have finished in Kuranda board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an impressive ride back to your car at Skyrail's Caravonica Terminal car park. With this tour option you have unlimited time in Kuranda and can choose your own return time back to Cairns.
Take advantage of a little later start and ride the second of two Kuranda scenic trains. Enjoy 4 hours of market shopping and lunch (own expense) followed by the famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride back to Cairns. Includes return Cairns accommodation transfers. The tour departs at 9.00am and returns at 5.00pm.
Sit back and enjoy the experience of an original World War II Army Duck as it climbs up and down the Kuranda Rainforest tracks before heading for a big splash! Includes return Cairns accommodation transfers, a morning ride on the Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Train ride in the afternoon.
This Cairns Skyrail tour offers you the lot! Kuranda Scenic Railway, Army Duck Ride, Koalas and Wildlife park, Aboriginal Dancers and Dreamtime walk and to finish off your day a ride on the spectacular Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. If you want to see and do everything then this tour is for you. This tour allows you 2 hours in Kuranda and departs at 8.00am with a 5.30pm return.