(07) 4082 7470

Tropic Wings: Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway (STAR)

FROM: $181
4.9 (15 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Daily
Returns: 5:30 - 6:00 pm (approx.) - Daily

Pricing Options

$181 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$95 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $138 $114.25 AUD / Person - Family (2A+2C) ($457 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

Travel in style to the quaint Kuranda rainforest village by Skyrail and Scenic train with Tropic Wings!

  • Experience two unique modes of travel on your journey to Kuranda
  • Ride the iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Explore the rainforest at Red Peak and Barron Falls lookout platforms.
  • Visit the Kuranda Rainforest Village, browse the markets, cafes and more.
  • Enjoy a relaxing scenic train ride through the mountain ranges.

Experience one of Cairns most popular destinations with Tropic Wings on the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway tour! Fly over the rainforest canopy by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  Spend free time exploring the cute Kuranda village, browsing the boutique gift and jewelry shops,  rainforest markets, and treat yourself to culinary delights in Kuranda's many funky cafes.

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 rainforest! Or, enjoy a relaxing walk along the Barron River. Travel back to Cairns on a beautiful railway journey with the Kuranda Scenic Railway. A day at Kuranda is something the whole family will enjoy with so much to see and do!

View of the rainforest and mountains from inside the Skyrail cable acar


  • Courtesy coach pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Cairns City
  • Travel up the mountain range by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Explore more with up to 4 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway ride back to Cairns
  • Stop at Barron Gorge for a photo op on both sides of the gorge
  • Wander around the Rainforest and Heritage boutique markets
  • Option to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Mingle with wildlife at Birdworld and Koala Gardens
  • A gorgeous day trip from Cairns for all ages

More Information

Show Less

What To Bring

  • Ticket
  • Small day pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Hat/Sunscreen 
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash or card for extra purchases at Kuranda

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City accommodation only
  • Skyrail Cable car ride
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway ride

Pick ups are not available from Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Only Cairns City accommodations.

Transfers not available from private residences (including A...

Read More

What To Bring

  • Ticket
  • Small day pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Hat/Sunscreen 
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash or card for extra purchases at Kuranda

What's Included

  • Return Bus Transfers from Cairns City accommodation only
  • Skyrail Cable car ride
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway ride

Pick ups are not available from Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Only Cairns City accommodations.

Transfers not available from private residences (including Airbnb properties) – guests will need to meet at Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, or make their own way to another pickup location.

What's Extra

  • Lunch
  • Optional activities in Kuranda not included
  • Please bring cash or credit card for extra purchases

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • Entry fees for all attractions in Kuranda are not included. 
  • Itineraries may operate in reverse or in a different sequence.

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

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. 


It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.

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.


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.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

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.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

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.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/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.


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.

Information & Advice:

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this tour still go ahead if it's raining?

In most cases, yes it will! this is the wet tropics and prone to rainy days, especially during wet season. Just make sure to bring a rain jacket or umbrella. In extreme wet weather conditions, the Train may be cancelled, but don't worry, Tropic Wings will ensure you make it home with a substitute coach transfer back from Kuranda.


What time does the tour start and finish?

Pick ups usually start from around 8:00am and the exact timing can vary depending on where you are staying. Drop off back to your accommodation is around 5:30-6:00pm.

Are meals included in this tour?

No they are not. Meals are at your own expense. This is to provide a budget-friendly Kuranda experience and so you can choose your preference. There are plenty of cute cafes and resturaunts in Kuranda Village to grab lunch or a snack. 

Can I upgrade my ticket to Kuranda Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Diamond View?

Providing there is still space available, you can certainly upgrade. It is quite popular, so it is recommended to book in advance. 

Are coach transfers available for pick up from my accommodation?

Return coach transfers are available from hotel/hostel accommodations within Cairns City. Transfers are not available from private accommodations or AirBnB properties. You would need to make your way to the nearest pick up location or meet at the Smithfield Skyrail Terminal. 

Do we have a tour guide the whole day on this trip?

You will be picked up by a local driver guide who will transport you to the Skyrail in Smithfield. From there, simple show your ticket to the Skyrail staff, who will help you board the gondola.  Once you arrive to the top of the range in Kuranda Village, you can are free to explore as you wish depending on what you would like to see an do. Just make sure you are at the Kuranda railway station at the time on your train ticket to return back to Cairns. Once you arrive at Freshwater ralway station, your driver guide will be there waiting to take you back to your accommodation. 


Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 15 reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Sarah Happel, 16 Dec 22
Kuranda was so lovely! Beautiful markets, really yummy food stalls, and the Skyrail was just incredible.
Taylor, 19 Nov 22
So good! I loved the Skyrail so much -- absolutely incredible views, and I just found it so peaceful up there. Kuranda was amazing as well. Absolutely gorgeous markets and such delicious food stalls. The locals are all just so sweet as well. What a beautiful day.
Alex Condon, 07 Aug 22
Took my parents to Kuranda to see the rainforest and markets and they loved it. The scenic rail is right up their alley and we found some nice souvenirs in the market.
Percy Thorpe, 05 Aug 22
Myself and my wife had a lovely time in Kuranda. We bought some really nice sourdough at the markets and walked down along the river to see the rainforest, the gondola was a delight.
Click To Chat


  • 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.