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Kuranda / Skyrail / Train

Kuranda is a lovely little village in the rainforest at the top of the mountain about 300 metres above sea level. The main street is only a few hundred metres comprising of cafes, restaurants and shops hosting arts and crafts. The village has 3 lots of markets, a Butterfly Sanctuary, Bird world, Koala Gardens, mini crystal museum (with a full-scale dinosaur skeletal replica), mini put put golf and much more. A short shuttle bus ride out of the Village centre will get you to the Rainforestation Nature Park which provides activities such as the Army Duck Tour, Wildlife Park and the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over pristine tropical rainforests. You will glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience. A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes one way including time at the two mid-stations.

The Kuranda Scenic Train is a 1 hour and 45 minute historic journey through the mountain rainforest with a short stop at the Barron Falls. There are only two departures from Cairns Central and Freshwater Station in the morning travelling to Kuranda, and two departures from Kuranda back to Cairns Central and Freshwater Station in the afternoon. The combinations of train and skyrail packages are endless.

Many visitors choose to do the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway combinations to enhance their village experiences. There is also the option to include entry into Tjapukai - which is an Aboriginal Culture Park situated next door to Skyrail at the base of the mountain. Here you can learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling.

2 Day Package - Reef Cruise + Kuranda Train & Skyrail (DUD)


Rates from: $272

This 2 Day Package includes one day visiting the Outer Barrier Reef onboard Evolution and one day visiting Kuranda Village with the Train and Skyrail.  You Reef Cruise includes 2 Outer Reef sites, snorkelling equipment and BBQ lunch.

Your Kuranda Trip includes return bus transfers from your Cairns hotel, one way travel on the Scenic Train, one way travel on the Skyrail and free time to explore the Kuranda Village. This package offers great value for the budget conscious traveller.

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Classic Kuranda


Rates from: $235

Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri dance troupe perform, go on a rainforest Army Duck tour and visit the Koalas and kangaroos. You will need to commit a full day to this package which will start at approximately 0800 and finish at 1730.

 

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Down and Dirty Quad Bike Tours


Rates from: $80

Quad bike through bushland, outback savannah and pockets of rainforest. Or travel on an argo vehicle as an alternative. If you are not so adventurous there are smaller vehicles for anyone building their confidence.

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Grand Kuranda Experience


Rates from: $249

Experience a full all inclusive day for all things Kuranda. This is a full day inclusive of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Gondola Cableway, some free time in the village to visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then transferred to Rainforestation to watch the local indigenous Pamagirri dance troupe perform, go on a rainforest Army Duck tour and visit the Koalas and kangaroos. You will need to commit a full day to this package which will start at approximately 0800 and finish at 1730.

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TH - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail Self Drive Package


Rates from: $124

For customers who have their own car yet still want to enjoy the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway as well as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and want a flexible day, this is the combination for you. In the morning you will drive to Skyrail and park your car.  A shuttle bus will then transfer you to Freshwater Station for the Kuranda Scenic Train.  You will travel to Kuranda via the train, have as much or as little free time as you like to explore the village.  You then depart Kuranda and travel on the Skyrail.  The end point of the Skyrail journey finishes at the same place your car is parked.

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TH - Skyrail, Kuranda, Train - Budget Packages


Rates from: $120

Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" travelling via the Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Train.  These budget packages have been put together including a bus pick up in the morning from your Cairns hotel, one way skyrail ticket to Kuranda and one way train ticket back to Cairns Central Train Station.  These packages are great for those who are happy to walk from the Train Station back to their hotel in the afternoon. You have many time options to choose from depending on how much free time you would like to spend exploring the Kuranda Village.

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TH - Skyrail, Kuranda, Train - Half Day


Rates from: $120

Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" and travel via the Sykrail and the Kuranda Scenic Train.  This package is ideal for those who only have half a day to visit Kuranda, require a late morning start, or don't mind having no time or limited time in the village

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Train & Skyrail With Army Duck (TW)


Rates from: $179

This day offers a pick up from your hotel to catch the Kuranda Scenic Railway going up to village in the rainforest. You get free time to explore the village and will then be transfered from the village to go out to the Army Duck departure point to explore the rainforest on the 'duck'. After this adventure you will be transfered back to the village to catch the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway down the hill. When you arrive at the base of Skyrail your courtesy coach will take you back to your hotel.

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Tropical Horizons - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail


Rates from: $132

Visit Kuranda "The Village in the Rainforest" via the Kuranda Scenic Train and Sykrail.  These packages have been put together including your train and skyrail journeys along with return bus transfers to and from your Cairns Hotel accommodation.  You have many options to choose from depending on how much free time you would like to spend exploring the Kuranda Village.

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Value Day Tours - Kuranda, Train & Skyrail Packages


Rates from: $145

Express Kuranda Train and Skyrail Boarding Passes - Save time with pre-allocated Train and and Skyrail tickets which means no ticketing queues.

This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the Falls before arriving at beautiful Kuranda Station.  Here you have free time to explore the quaint Kuranda Village before departing for your Skyrail journey over the canopy of the rainforest, and return bus transfers are also included.  Value Day Tours also offer this package with train and skyrail travel in reverse order, along with options to incorporate additional attractions such as the Army Duck Tour, Wildlife Park, Tjapukai or Hartleys Crocodile Farm.

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