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Kuranda / Skyrail / Train

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.

*2 Day Budget Package - SQ Reef Cruise + Kuranda Train and Skyrail (DD/CT)


Rates from: $246.5

This great value 2 day budget Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 4 hours of snorkelling, and one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail).

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. This is a great reef trip for the budget market. There is also the option to upgrade onboard if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel spends up to 1 hour each afternoon delivering supplies to a live aboard vessel.

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes a bus pick up in the morning from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail travelling to Kuranda, free time to explore the village at your leisure and return to Cairns Central Train Station via the Kuranda Scenic Railway, from the railway station you can easily walk back to your CBD hotel. A return hotel transfer can be arranged (additional cost).  

 

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*2 Day Classic Package - RQ Reef Cruise Kuranda Train & Skyrail (DD/CT)


Rates from: $330

This 2 day standard priced Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 5 hours of snorkelling, and one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail).

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. Best of all are hot showers for the return journy.  There is also the option to upgrade onboard if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel is licensed for 17 unique reef sites across 3 outer reef locations and the captain chooses the best 2 sites on the day. 

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes return bus transfers from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail  and own way train (you choose which one you do first), plus free time to explore the village at your leisure. 

 

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*2 Day Deluxe Package T6 Reef Cruise Kuranda Train & Skyrail (T6/CT)


Rates from: $335

This 2 day deluxe Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 5 hours of snorkelling, and one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail). It is very similar to the standard package but the vessel is different and the sites they can access are different. Plus they have the lowest passenger numbers travelling to the best outer reef sites.

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. Best of all are hot showers for the return journy.  There is also the option to upgrade onboard if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel is licensed for 9 unique reef sites from north to south of Cairns and the captain chooses the best 2 sites on the day. No other day trip company has this same broad range to choose from.

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes return bus transfers from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail  and own way train (you choose which one you do first), plus free time to explore the village at your leisure. 

 

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*3 Day Budget Package - SQ Reef Cruise + Kuranda + Cape Trib (DD/CT/TAC)


Rates from: $371.5

This great value 3 day budget Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 4 hours of snorkelling, one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail), plus one day to the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation.

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. This is a great reef trip for the budget market. There is also the option to upgrade onboard if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel spends up to 1 hour each afternoon delivering supplies to a live aboard vessel.

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes a bus pick up in the morning from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail travelling to Kuranda, free time to explore the village at your leisure and return to Cairns Central Train Station via the Kuranda Scenic Railway, from the railway station you can easily walk back to your CBD hotel. A return hotel transfer can be arranged (additional cost).  

Your day trip to Daintree includes return hotel transfers, 1 hour of free time in Port Douglas, 1 hour at the beautiful Mossman Gorge, cable ferry, photos at Alexandra Range Lookout, walk on a mangrove boardwalk, Cape Tribualtion Beach and a 45 minute crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River. This is their natural habitat and is not a zoo. You are seeing the real thing.

 

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*3 Day Classic Package - RQ Reef Cruise + Kuranda + Daintree/Cape Trib (DD/CT/ATE)


Rates from: $515

This 3 day standard priced Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 5 hours of snorkelling, one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail), plus one day to the Daintree National Park with Cape Tribulation.

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. Best of all are hot showers for the return journy.  There is also the option to upgrade if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel is licensed for 17 unique reef sites across 3 outer reef locations and the captain chooses the best 2 sites on the day. 

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes return bus transfers from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail  and own way train (you choose which one you do first), plus free time to explore the village at your leisure. 

 

 

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*3 Day Deluxe Package - T6 Reef Cruise + Kuranda + Daintree (T6/CT/DTA)


Rates from: $564

This 3 day deluxe Reef and Rainforest Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef  to enjoy up to 5 hours of snorkelling, and one day visiting Kuranda Village (Train and Skyrail). It is very similar to the standard package but the vessel is different and the sites they can access are different.  This boat has the lowest passenger numbers travelling to the best outer reef sites.

The reef cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment, free guided snorkel tour, lycra suits/wetsuits and fresh tropical buffet lunch. Tea, coffee, miso soup and chilled water available on board. Morning tea is a selection of fresh pastries. Best of all are hot showers for the return journey.  There is also the option to upgrade if you would like to do introductory or certified diving (additional cost). This vessel is licensed for 9 unique reef sites from north to south of Cairns and the captain chooses the best 2 sites on the day. No other company has this same broad range of sites to choose from.

Your day trip to Kuranda Village includes return bus transfers from your Cairns hotel, one way Skyrail and own way train (you choose which one you do first), plus free time to explore the village at your leisure. 

Your day trip to Daintree includes return hotel transfers and your guide is an accredited naturalist guide, a drive through Port Douglas, photo stop at Rex's Lookout, morning tea, 1 hour at the beautiful Mossman Gorge, cable ferry, photos at Alexandra Range Lookout, walk on a mangrove boardwalk, Cape Tribulation Beach, optional stop a local ice cream outlet, restaurant lunch, and a 45 minute crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River. This is their natural habitat and is not a zoo. You are seeing the real thing.

 

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Classic Kuranda


Rates from: $243

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 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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CT - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail Self Drive Package


Rates from: $117

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: $116.5

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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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Grand Kuranda Experience


Rates from: $259

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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Quad Bike & Rainforest Tour (KRFJ)


Rates from: $80

Rainforest Journeys at Barron Falles Estate offer quad bike rides on their privately owned rainforest property. Located at the top of a mountain in World Heritage Listed rainforest. The owners have resident Cassowary's walking through the property, it is the only tour located close to Cairns which will increase your chance of seeing a native Casswary (not in captivity).They suggest an approximate 80% chance encounter with one of these rare native flightless birds.

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Train & Skyrail With Army Duck (TW)


Rates from: $187

This day offers a pick up from your hotel to catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway going up to village in the rainforest. You get free time to explore the village and will then be transfered from the village to go out to the Army Duck departure point to explore the rainforest on the 'duck'. After this adventure you will be transfered back to the village to catch the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway down the hill. When you arrive at the base of Skyrail your courtesy coach will take you back to your hotel.

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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail - ex Cairns hotels


Rates from: $138

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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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail - Ex Northern Beaches


Rates from: $142

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 Northern Beaches 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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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail including Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park


Rates from: $172

Combine a visit to Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" via the Kuranda Scenic Train and Sykrail with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.  This package includes hotel pick up, entry into Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (lunch - optional), Skyrail to Kuranda with a choice of 1.5 hours or 2 hours in free time in the village, train down and hotel drop off (optional).

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