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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 duration for the whole experience

    Notes

    • Child Age is 4 - 14 years inclusive.

    Available Bookings from January 26 to February 01

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    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$135.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00
    • Child$135.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$187.00
    • Child$135.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00
    • Child$135.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$187.00
    • Child$135.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$135.00

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    Gerald from Australia wrote on 16 June 2019

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    A way to spend the perfect day in FNQ

    From the time we were picked up by our knowledgable coach captain we knew we were in for a memorable day. Sky Rail, Koala Park, lunch in the historic Kuranda Hotel, the Barron River Cruise and finally back to Cairns on the Kuranda Tourist train where our coach captain returned us to our Cascade Gardens lodgings. 40 years ago my wife and I plus three young children in toe made our first venture to Cairns. Of course no Sky Rail back then. This is a further six trips down the track, although nowadays we are mainland bound, but still we come across amazing things each time. This time we especially salute the knowledgable river cruise captain who lives the dream many times each day and permits his guests on board to share that dream, even to the point of witnessing a cassowary in the wild perform for we lucky travellers. This modern day cruise captain living the dream reminds one of the inimitable coach captain/raconteur Roger Quested those 40 years ago who also allowed our family to live his dream. Long live FNQ!

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    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! I'm really happy that your day was wonderful! Happy travels! :)

    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!

    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!!

    Maria from Finland wrote on 11 November 2019

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    Felt like nothing happened in that day.. our lift was on time, but we spend over 2 hours in that lift because we had to take everybody on board. Sky cable way was nice. Kuranda village was boring.. koala garden ok, food was ok and the river cruise was ok. Two hour train ride back was really boring..

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

    Thank you for your review. We have checked our bus GPS system which indicates that you were on the bus for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Given that the day was very busy (we had three buses doing pick ups in the city area) we find this to be a reasonable amount of time. Skyrail is located 25 minutes from the city centre, and the bus had to drop off passengers at the railway station (which is closer to the city therefore we stop there first). We don't operate the train or Skyrail service but we will pass on your comments. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Cairns. Thanks again.

    Al from Australia wrote on 09 November 2019

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    A lovely day out

    Really enjoyed this one with the folks, a lovely adventure together exploring such a beautiful place! The skyrail was fun & the town was amazing! Lunch was brilliant with the best steak I've ever had in my life! Train ride back was cool all in all a really cool Day!

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

    Thank you very much for you review! We are so glad to hear that the day went splendidly. We will pass on your compliments to the chef at Kuranda Hotel!

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