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TH - Kuranda, Train and Skyrail Self Drive Package

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
TH - Self Drive Kuranda 9.50am train / 1.00pm skyrail (6SD) $127.00 $68.00 N/A $345.00 N/A
TH - Self Drive Kuranda 9.50am train / 3.00pm skyrail (6SD) $127.00 $68.00 N/A $345.00 N/A

Includes: Shuttle bus transfer from Skyrail to Freshwater Train Station, Train ticket, free time in Kuranda, Skyrail ticket.

Children: Aged 4-14 years.

Family Rate: 2 adults and 2 children.

Please advise if you would like to UPGRADE to Gold Class and/or Diamond View.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2019.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

For customers who have their own car yet still want to enjoy the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway as well as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, this is the combination for you.  This operator also includes Express Kuranda Boarding Pass (includes pre-allocated Skyrail and Train tickets, detailed map of Kuranda, discount coupons for Butterfly Santuary, Birdworld and Koala Gardens).

1. Park at Skyrail Car park at 0900 (it is free all day parking) and wait at the one bus shelter there. There are many buses that use this shelter; you don't need to approach them all, the driver will call your name. At 0910 the shuttle bus will pick you up to take you to the scenic Freshwater train station.

2. At Freshwater station the driver will complete your train check in and assist you to board on for the 9.50am train departure. You will enjoy 1.5 hours of amazingly beautiful rainforest scenery and great historic commentary from a heritage train carriage. The only way to improve on this journey is to upgrade to the indulgent Gold Class carriage (at an additional charge) where you share the journey with only about 20 other passengers, get much more comfortable seating, your own waiter, all you can eat finger food (sweet and savory), all you can drink bear, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water. The best part is being queued for the pending photo opportunities around the corner.

3. You spend free time in Kuranda to enjoy the scenic rainforest village. The village has three markets, a Butterfly Sanctuary, Bird world and Koala Gardens. There are many local arts and crafts, cafes and restaurants, mini putt putt golf and mini crystal museum with a full sized Tyranysaurus Rex skeleton. The markets trade 7 days per week and they put on extravaganzas annually for Easter, Anzac Day, Kuranda Day, Motorcycle Show and Christmas.  Free time can either be 1.5 hours or 3.5 hours subject to which Skyrail time you book.

4. Boarding the unique Skyrail Gondola at either 1.00pm or 3.00pm - to make your way down from the top of the mountain to head back to base. The scenery is 360 degrees but if you choose the Diamond view gondola (at an additional charge) to view through the clear floor base or go ‘open air' in their Glider carriage with your own personal guide (at an additional charge).
There are two opportunities each 15 minutes approximately to disembark the gondola and walk through the rainforest at each viewing station. A personalized indigenous guided tour can be arranged with prior booking at either station (at an additional charge).

5. At the base of Skyrail you arrive back at either 2.30pm or 4.30pm subject to which Skyrail time you booked.  Here you are at the car park where you began your day and you can drive off when you want.


Upgrade to Gold Class Train - $54pp

There is an additional charge if you choose to indulge in travelling in the Gold Class carriage on the train, which is only available on the 0930 (Cairns Central) / 0950 (Freshwater Station), and 1530 services. This entitles you to a private carriage with approximately 20 passengers only, all you can eat sweet or savoury finger food and all you can drink beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee or water. The seating is leather appointed and a lot more comfortable with couple's pods available. The appointed waiter or waitress on the day is able to queue you for perfect photo opportunities to make the experience even grander.

Upgrade to Diamond View Skyrail - $20 per adult / $10 per child / $60 per family (2 adults/2 children)

Be amazed by the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail's glass floor Diamond View Gondalas.  Enjoy the view looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below.



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