Kuranda Tours including the Scenic Rail & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Enjoy the journey from Cairns to Freshwater Train Station on board a luxury coach.  Along the way our expert local guides will tell you the stories of Kuranda’s fascinating history before leaving you to explore on your own.  To guide you on your journey we provide a written trip guide with your itinerary and boarding passes for the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.   To help our international guests feel comfortable we offer these in English, DeutschFrançaisEspañol, Italiano, 日本語, and 中国人.

Kuranda Scenic Rail:

On board the famous railway, enjoy the scenic journey to Kuranda, with breathtaking views of the mountain ranges tropical rainforest and across the rocky Barron Gorge and waterfalls.  Along the way listen to the stories of the early pioneers who laboured to build the rail line in the 1800’s.

Kuranda Village:

Upon arrival in Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating village at your own leisure. The Kuranda Heritage Markets are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary,  or Kuranda Koala Gardens – make sure to use the coupon on your boarding pass for discounted entry.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:

Described as the World’s most beautiful rainforest experience,  you’ll be amazed as you journey over and through World Heritage Listed Rainforest on the cableway. This iconic rainforest experience includes time at both Red Peak and Barron Falls stations, both with lookouts offering spectacular views across the Barron Falls waterfall . Complimentary guided boardwalk tours are offered throughout the day at Red Peak Station.

Meet your local guide at the cableway’s Smithfield Terminal and relax on your coach transfer back to Cairns.

With transfers from Cairns

  • Operates daily.

Tour Departs

  • Departs Cairns from 7.15am (choose Train 08:50am options)
  • Departs Cairns from 8.15am (choose Train 09:50am options)

From Northern Beaches or Port Douglas = please refer to KSQ option.

Kuranda Scenic Rail
Kuranda Village
Kuranda Heritage Markets
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Rail  Gold Class Carriage Kuranda Scenic Rail

Want to make the very most of your day and travel in style ?  The Kuranda Scenic Rail offers a Gold Class service on its 9.50am train,  enjoy;

  • Dedicated host service.
  • Individual seating in lounge-style chairs.
  • Quality refreshments including sparkling Australian wine, beer, orange juice, soft drink, ice water, mocktails, tea, coffee and appetisers and a chilled refresher towel during the journey.
  • Ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage.
  • Souvenir trip guide

Choose option with gold ‘GC’ icon to book Gold Class.

*only available on tour options with 9.50am Train

  • Transfer from Cairns to Freshwater Train Station on our luxury coach
  • Experienced Local Guide on transfers
  • Kuranda Boarding to lead you through the experience
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail trip from Freshwater to Kuranda
  • Time to explore the village of Kuranda
  • Coupons for discounted entry to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld & Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience from Kuranda to Smithfield
  • Transfer from Smithfield to Cairns on our luxury coach

What’s not included

  • Meals – use your free time in Kuranda to source lunch from one of the many eateries at your own expense
  • Entry to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld & Kuranda Koala Gardens

Prices are in AUD inclusive of GST and valid until 31.03.2025

Child price applies to children aged 4-14 years inclusive. Children 0-3 years are free of charge,  please notify our reservations team if you are traveling with a child or infant aged 0-3 years so a seat can be reserved for them.

Family price includes 2 adults & 2 Children



Contact us to discuss how we can help you enjoy your tour if you have mobility, vision, hearing or cognitive needs.

For more information and FAQs, please visit our accessibility page here.

We understand the importance of flexibility.  If you need to amend or cancel your tour for any reason,  we will always accommodate you, at no charge up until 24 hours prior to travel.

If you need to cancel on the day of travel, or miss your tour pickup, a cancellation fee of 25% will apply.

To find out more information on booking flexibility including full terms & conditions visit  Terms & Conditions

If you are booking from a North American Time zone,  the date you have selected for your tour may show as a day earlier inside the shopping cart – this is an error due to the time zone difference. On completion of booking you will receive an email confirming the date you initially selected for travel.

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