Kuranda Scenic Railway - Day Trip from Cairns

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Soak up the beauty of North Queensland's rainforest on a scenic day trip from Cairns. Travel on the historic Kuranda Railway and choose from many options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

Highlights

  • Done in English
  • Instant confirmation
  • Rail tour
  • Flexibility to adapt the itinerary to your preferences
  • Stunning aerial views
  • family activity
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Learn about the pioneering history of tropical northern Queensland on a train journey to Kuranda 'the village in the rainforest'. Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty along your way through the rainforest. A short photo stop will be at Barron Gorge, then cross the Stoney Creek Bridge before arriving in Kuranda.



You will have free time in Kuranda to do some shopping at the heritage markets, have a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes (additional cost) or encounter wildlife at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (entrance fees not included).

There are plenty of options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you want. Choose from:

  • Railroad/Rainforestation/Sky – Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours)
  • Railway/Sky – Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8:30 am)
  • Sky /Railway – Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours)
  • Railway/Sky/Tjapukai – Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, refer to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours)
  • Railway/Sky/ Tjapukai/Lunch – Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, refer to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with buffet lunch (10 hours)
  • Coach/Panoramic Railway – Travel to Kuranda by coach, return on the Panoramic Railway (7h30)

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departs from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels



Departure time :
Tour departs from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels between:

  • Railroad/Rainforestation/Sky – 07:00 and 8:00
  • Rail/Sky – 07:00 and 7:45
  • Sky/Railway – 08:00 a.m. and 08:45 a.m.
  • Railway / Sky / Tjapukai - 08h00 and 08h45
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch – 07:00 and 8:00
  • Coach/Railway – 08:00 a.m. and 08:45 a.m.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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