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Kuranda Train & Skyrail

Kuranda is a lovely little village in the rainforest at the top of the mountain about 300 metres above sea level. The main street is only a few hundred metres comprising of cafes, restaurants and shops hosting arts and crafts. The village has 3 lots of markets, a Butterfly Sanctuary, Bird world, Koala Gardens, mini crystal museum (with a full-scale dinosaur skeletal replica), mini put put golf and much more. A short shuttle bus ride out of the Village centre will get you to the Rainforestation Nature Park which provides activities such as the Army Duck Tour, Wildlife Park and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over pristine tropical rainforests. You will glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience. A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes one way including time at the two mid-stations.

The Kuranda Scenic Train is a 1 hour and 45 minute historic journey through the mountain rainforest with a short stop at the Barron Falls. There are only two departures from Cairns Central and Freshwater Station in the morning travelling to Kuranda, and two departures from Kuranda back to Cairns Central and Freshwater Station in the afternoon. The combinations of train and skyrail packages are endless.

Many visitors choose to do the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway combinations to enhance their village experiences. There is also the option to include entry into Tjapukai - which is an Aboriginal Culture Park situated next door to Skyrail at the base of the mountain. Here you can learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling.

*Kuranda Scenic Railway


Rates from: $50

Travel one of the world's great railway journeys, aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway. Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way up the mountain  from Cairns to Kuranda, a quaint village in the rainforest.

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Classic Kuranda


Rates from: $235

Experience an all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. Includes Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Cableway, free time in Kuranda village, transfers to Rainforestation for lunch and to see local Indigenous Pamagirri dancers perform, enjoy the Army Duck tour and koalas and kangaroos.  A full day of Kuranda Magic.

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CT - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail - Return Hotel Transfers


Rates from: $133

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Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" via the Kuranda Scenic Train and Sykrail.  These packages have been put together including your train and skyrail journeys along with return bus transfers to and from your Cairns Hotel accommodation.  You have many options to choose from depending on how much free time you would like to spend exploring the Kuranda Village.

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CT - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail Self Drive Package


Rates from: $119

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For customers who have their own car yet still want to enjoy the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway as well as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and want a flexible day, this is the combination for you. In the morning you will drive to Skyrail and park your car.  A shuttle bus will then transfer you to Freshwater Station for the Kuranda Scenic Train.  You will travel to Kuranda via the train and enjoy your pre selected free time to explore the village.  You then depart Kuranda via the Skyrail to come down.  The end point of the Skyrail journey finishes at the same place your car is parked.

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CT - Skyrail, Kuranda, Train - Budget Packages


Rates from: $119

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Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" travelling via the Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Train.  These budget packages have been put together including a bus pick up in the morning from your Cairns hotel, one way skyrail ticket to Kuranda and one way train ticket back to Cairns Central Train Station.  These packages are great for those who are happy to walk from the Train Station back to their hotel in the afternoon. You have many time options to choose from depending on how much free time you would like to spend exploring the Kuranda Village.

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Grand Kuranda Experience


Rates from: $261

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Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village to visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri dance troupe perform, go on a rainforest Army Duck tour and visit the Koalas and kangaroos. You will need to commit a full day to this package which will start at approximately 0800 and finish at 1730.

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Kuranda Wildlife Experience - Koala Gardens, Birdworld & Butterfly Sanctuary


Rates from: $53

Combine the award-winning Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with three of Kuranda's best wildlife attractions. Stroll through the amazing aviary at Birdworld and The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 free flying tropical butterflies and get up close to our unique Aussie wildlife at Kuranda Koala Gardens.

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Quad Bike & Rainforest Tour (KRFJ)


Rates from: $95

Rainforest Journeys at Barron Falls Estate offer quad bike rides on their privately owned rainforest property. Located at the top of a mountain in World Heritage Listed rainforest. Resident cassowaries inhabit the property and this is the only tour close to Cairns where you may encounter on these native birds.  They suggest an  80% chance encounter with one of these rare native flightless birds.

Self drive or combine with your skyrail experience!

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Rainforestation Nature Park - Aboriginal Culture, Wildlife & Army Duck Rainforest Tour


Rates from: $95

Your experience includes return hotel transfers, free time in Kuranda Village and a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park.  Here you can take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as feed a kangaroo and see a Cassowary in the Koala & Wildlife Park and learn about Indigenous culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

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