(07) 4082 7470

Self Drive Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail (VT)

ASK US TO SAVE!
SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: Please Enquire - Daily
Returns: Please Enquire - Daily

Meeting Point: Skyrail Terminal, 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield

All aboard the adventure of a lifetime through the charming Kuranda, where a scenic train and skyrail will show you the best of the rainforest and township.

  • Take the tranquil journey through Kuranda’s rainforest, as you experience the comfort of a smooth, historic train ride!
  • Zoom over the towering treetops on a unique skyrail journey bound to give you the lay of the land like never before.
  • Catch sight of Barron Gorge and Stoney Creek Falls on this relaxed day where nature meets family-friendly comfort!
  • With ample time in Kuranda, wander through the local markets, grab a coffee and rub shoulders with local wildlife!

Enjoy a jam-packed, relaxing day of exploring Kuranda with the Self Drive, Scenic Rail & Skyrail experience! Go up one way with the picturesque Kuranda Scenic Rail, where a comfortable and historical train will show you the best sights of waterfalls and valleys. Arrive in Kuranda, explore the quintessential Heritage Market, grab a local coffee and unwind in this charming regional gem. Then, on the way back, hop in your own Skyrail pod, where you will soar over the treetops with breathtaking views! Your value package also includes transfers between the skyrail station and Freshwater Station, so you can rest easy as the details are taken care of... the magic of Kuranda awaits!

Two women on a train smiling

Highlights

  • Kuranda Scenic Rail experience
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey 
  • Spot Barron Falls “The Edge” Lookout
  • Soar over a Rainforest Discovery Zone
  • Coach transfer between terminals
  • Self-drive to Skyrail terminal
  • Ample free time in Kuranda
  • Markets, local coffee shops and wildlife sanctuaries
  • Perfect for families, couples and solo travellers
  • A unique, relaxed way to explore a hidden gem! 
  • Optional Gold Class Rail upgrade

Woman taking a photo in the skyrail

Sample Itinerary

Show Less

Meet your guide 

Your self-drive journey begins, so buckle up and drive yourself to the meeting point in Smithfield, just a short 20-minute drive from Cairns City. Your friendly local guide and driver will greet you, and then direct you to your ride!

Woman with her head out of the car in greenery

Rainforest Skyrail 

Your cableway cart will take you up and through the stunning cascading mountains and treetops, so don’t forget your camera on...

Read More

Meet your guide 

Your self-drive journey begins, so buckle up and drive yourself to the meeting point in Smithfield, just a short 20-minute drive from Cairns City. Your friendly local guide and driver will greet you, and then direct you to your ride!

Woman with her head out of the car in greenery

Rainforest Skyrail 

Your cableway cart will take you up and through the stunning cascading mountains and treetops, so don’t forget your camera on this incredible journey! With a vantage point not available anywhere else, catch sight of Barron Falls and abundant, lush flora. A fun and accessible activity for everyone, bound to leave you with unforgettable memories and a full camera roll!

Woman in a pink dress in the skyrail pointing at the view

Explore Kuranda 

Arrive in the quirky Kuranda, where a daily Heritage Market will adorn your day! Mosey up and down the stalls, stopping to look at the local, handmade goods! Then, enjoy a coffee and bite at a colourful cafe, before venturing to the Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Koala Gardens! Your return ride is the stunning, historic Kuranda railway train, so all aboard!

Family walking into Kuranda Markets with colourful flags

Scenic Rail 

Head to the station, where your magnificent, historical train will take you across the expansive Barron Gorge National Park. With 15 tunnels and 37 bridges, this exciting way of travel is simply the perfect way to immerse yourself in the lush rainforest around you! From cascading waterfalls to dense greenery, relax, unwind and explore a Far North QLD gem in a unique way as you head home! If you’re after something extra special, add on a Gold Class ticket upgrade. You will arrive back in Smithfield, where your transfer will deliver you to your vehicle so you can begin the short journey home! 

Train on the tracks amongst the rainforest

Please note that depending on your selected departure time, the order of your scenic rail ride and skyrail are interchangeable.

More Information

Show Less

What To Bring

Please bring only day carry-on luggage:

  • Refillable water bottle and drinking water
  • Lightweight, cool clothing (there is no airconditioning aboard)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Motion sickness medication if you are affected by train travel
  • Camera
  • Cash or EFTPOS for lunch and additional purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Small folding stroller (no higher than 25cm when folded) can be accommodated onboard our carr...

Read More

What To Bring

Please bring only day carry-on luggage:

  • Refillable water bottle and drinking water
  • Lightweight, cool clothing (there is no airconditioning aboard)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Motion sickness medication if you are affected by train travel
  • Camera
  • Cash or EFTPOS for lunch and additional purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Small folding stroller (no higher than 25cm when folded) can be accommodated onboard our carriages

What's Included

  • 37-kilometre rail journey onboard authentic vintage carriages through the Barron Gorge National Park
  • Audio commentary in each carriage
  • Complimentary trip guide (available in 11 languages)
  • 10-minute photographic stop at Barron Falls Lookout
  • Drinking water and water coolers provided in each carriage
  • Onboard Guest Services Attendants are available to answer questions and assist during the journey
  • Scenic Cablecar Skyrail Journey over National Park
  • Ample time in Kuranda
  • Transfers from Freshwater Station to your Skyrail Platform

Gold Class Extras Included:

  • Dedicated personal hostess/host
  • Locally sourced produce and beverage are served onboard in the morning and afternoon journeys
  • Souvenir gift pack
  • Green vintage carriages with Victorian-inspired decor

What's Extra

  • Lunch and additional personal purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Gold Class upgrade

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • Please note that depending on your selected departure time, the order of your scenic rail ride and skyrail are interchangeable.
  • Meet your host at Skyrail's covered bus terminal. Do not go into Skyrail terminal for check-in.
  • Carriages on the Kuranda Scenic Railway are more than 100 years old, with no air-conditioning. During warmer months, please plan ahead for tropical heat and warmer travel conditions.
  • Not all Kuranda Scenic Railway seats have a window, however, all seats have access to view the scenery.
  • Child Policy: 0-3 years inclusive free of charge; 4-14 years inclusive child price applies.
  • We do not have facilities for luggage storage at our stations or on Kuranda Scenic Railway.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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 departure. 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.


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly 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 departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 14 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

India
Click To Chat

OUR CAIRNS EXPERTS
ARE READY TO HELP YOU

  • Can answer all your Cairns questions
  • We will build you exclusive packages to save you money
  • Available by email or chat 24/7

Quick Enquiry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.