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JT - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail with Transfers


Departure Times

Departs: 8:50am or 9:50am - Daily
Returns: 5:00pm - Daily

Experience the beauty of Kuranda and the surrounding World Heritage rainforest

  • Enjoy two unique experiences with Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway!
  • Explore Kuranda Village in the rainforest and enjoy optional extras
  • Visit the historic markets, go to the Koala and Wildlife Park, check out the butterfly sanctuary and more! The choice is yours
  • Great experience for the whole family
  • Opportunity to see Far North Queensland in a whole new way!

Just 25Kms northwest of Cairns is the picturesque mountain village of Kuranda, surrounded by world heritage rainforest. While at Kuranda, you have free time to explore the village in the rainforest or wander through the markets. A must-do during your time at Kuranda is a visit to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of the rainforerst! With so much to see and do, a day at Kuranda is something the whole family will enjoy time and time again!


  • Courtesy coach pickup/drop-off from your accommodation in Cairns
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway one way
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway one way
  • Awesome discounts to attractions within Kuranda!

Sample Itinerary

Travel to Freshwater Train Station to catch the 8:50am or 9:50am train to Kuranda. Coach pick-ups are available from Cairns accommodations to make your day a little easier and ensure you're on time with pick-ups starting at 7.30am.

As you travel to Kuranda Village on the Kuranda Scenic Railway you will wind through tunnels and over bridges, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls, enjoying all the amazing views along the way! This journey takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and gives you plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy some down time.

Once you arrive in Kuranda, you'll will find plenty of things to do! A must see is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, when booking this tour you will receive 10% off of the entry price. You will also receive 10% discount off of the Army Duck Rainforest Tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and Koala and Wildlife Park. A free shuttle bus to Rainforestation Nature Park departs outside. The Rainforestation park also has a licensed restaurant, where all passengers receive $5.00 off of the BBQ Buffet Lunch. All extra activities are at your own expense.

After you spend a day exploring, you will meet at the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Kuranda Terminal at 3:45pm to receive your ticket for a 4:00pm boarding. The Skyrail journey is 7.5kms and takes 30-40 minutes, however we recommend you spend a little bit of time at each station on the way home, including Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station, where you can enjoy your stunning surroundings and take in the views!

At 5:00pm you will arrive at the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, where your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation. Just let your driver know if you do not require a transfer, or if you are requiring a transfer to the Freshwater Train Station to pick up your car.

Important Information

  • Please let us know if you would like to catch the 8:50am or 9:50am train, as well as your accommodation in Cairns for a courtesy pick-up. 
  • All entries or expenditures in Kuranda are at your own expense


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What To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Credit card for purchases
  • Bottle of water
  • Hat/Sunscreen 
  • Insect Repellent
  • Voucher

Luggage Limit
Recommend a reasonable size backpack.

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation only.
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Cablecar

Pick-ups NOT available from Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. ONLY Cairns City Area.

What's Extra

Lunch and activities in Kuranda not included. Please bring cash/credit card for purchases.

Terms and Conditions

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of booking. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.

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