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Kuranda Premium Day Trip - Skyrail Up, Train Back incl Koala Gardens, River Cruise & Lunch ex Cairns

Discover the enchanting village of Kuranda while soaking up the beauty of a World Listed Heritage Rainforest and other iconic locations on an all-inclusive day trip by Gondola and Train ride...

Highlights

  • Visit the amazing Kuranda Village, tucked away in a World Heritage Rainforest
  • Enjoy walks in the forest and soak up spectacular views from the Skyrail Cableway Gondolas
  • Come face to face with some of Australia's most iconic animals in the Koala Gardens
  • Have a delicious lunch at the Kuranda Hotel
  • Take a river cruise along the Barron River
  • Soak up breath-taking scenery on the train ride back to Cairns

Nestled amongst the lush greenery of a World Heritage Listed Rainforest sits Kuranda, a beautiful village just waiting to be explored! Experience all there is to see and do on a full day Kuranda expedition, which starts with a scenic hotel transfer to the world-renowned Skyrail Cableway.

Your journey begins as you ascend by gondola deep into the world's oldest living Rainforest where you'll be greeted by spectacular 360-degree views from above. This 90-minute journey will give you a unique birds-eye view of the regions unspoiled, natural beauty, plus you can enjoy a walk through the forest on either of the 2 stops along the way.

You'll be spoilt for choice upon reaching Kuranda, which boasts amazing markets, cute shops, and stunning walking trails. Get ready to discover some of the most iconic Australian Reptiles and animals at the Koala Gardens before heading to The Kuranda Hotel for a sensational lunch and dessert with a seaside view.

After lunch, you can sit back, relax and take in the sights on a River cruise along the Barron River. Enjoy entertaining and educational commentary as you are treated to more amazing scenery with the chance of even spotting local wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles and turtles!

To top everything off, you will take a spectacular journey back to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The train winds along forested hillside tracks and offers unsurpassed views of the lush rainforest, steep ravines, and cascading waterfalls - the perfect way to end the day!

Your purchase includes:

  • Pick up from your inner city Cairns accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Take the Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda Village
  • Enjoy about 4.5 hours in Kuranda
  • Entry to Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Lunch at Kuranda Hotel
  • Riverboat Cruise on Barron River
  • Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway Train back to Cairns
  • Return to your accommodation by air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up: Commences 8.30am from your Cairns accommodation. Exact pickup time will be confirmed by the tour operator directly. Please provide your Cairns address upon check-out. Your actual pick up time will depend on other pick ups for the day also

    Adult $235.00
    Child $135.00

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience

    Notes

    • Child Age is 4 - 14 years inclusive.

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    Michael Payne from Australia wrote on 11 November 2019

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    Beautiful Day Trip

    Awesome day from start to finish. Nice gondola ride up to Kuranda with 2 stops along the way to stretch your legs on beautiful scenic walks. Free shuttle bus running every 15 mins to Koala gardens, Bird World and the Butterfly Sanctuary. Nice lunch and beers on tap at Kuranda Pub. Laid back cruise up and down the Barron River spotting crocodiles and feeding fish and turtles. Beautiful scenic train ride back to Cairns. Pick up and drop off back to resort. Everything ran smoothly. An excellent day spent with my beautiful wife.

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    Thank you for sharing your experience and photos (nice shots!). Glad to hear it went well!!

    Peter from Slovakia wrote on 17 October 2019

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    Amazing day

    We had an amazing day! It started by Skyrail, continued to visit Koala Village then we had maybe 1 hour to move through Heritage Market to hotel for our fantastic lunch! After lunch we enjoyed our time on the riverboat and feed turtles, fishes and saw one freshwater crocodile. Then we just relax in Kuranda express. I highly recommend that our driver Waz has been really inform and he try to care about us.

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    Thank you for your positive review! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We will pass on your words to Waz. Happy travels! :)

    Trudy from New Zealand wrote on 15 October 2019

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    Big beautiful day

    Picked up on time by friendly Thomas. Then off to the skyline. I think this was a good way to start the day as it was early so not to hot and crowded on the skyline. Little stops along the way are worth getting off the skyline to see some amazing views and Bush. Kuranda and the river cruise was well worth it. Kim on the boat had so much information. We saw crocs and Elvis and his baby cassiwary birds in their natural habitat. Train back was long and slow. Picked up from the train and dropped back to our accommodation just made the day so easy and enjoyable. Thanks again to Great Travel Service’s for another great day out in Cairns.

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    Thanks for this fantastic recount of your day with us! Great photos, thank you for sharing!

    Adrien from France wrote on 23 February 2020

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    Wonderful day

    Very very nice day in kuranda forest with good activities. Good meal and you have lot of choice. For the price it's perfect. Little things for the bus driver who is extremely friendly. We recommend, definitely.

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    Merci beaucoup! We are happy to hear that your day went well!

    Diarmuid from Australia wrote on 23 November 2019

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    Kuranda Premium Day Trip - Skyrail Up, Train Back

    Great day A little tight for time after several pick ups and going to railway station first and then a big cruise ship queue Magical day. Kuranda is a heavenly place.Great lady guiding the boat trip So eloquent and cool. The staff clearly love their jobs Well Done

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    Thank you for sharing your experience!

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