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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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RM 551.84
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional).  If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct). Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for Kuranda. It's a spectacular aerial ride above the treetop canopy, with two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. On arrival at your destination you'll have free time to do as much or as little as you like; perhaps shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Upgrade your experience to include a visit to Rainforestation Nature Park, or gain entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (included buffet lunch here is optional).  If you'd like, enjoy a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost; payable direct). Finish your day trip with a scenic rainforest journey aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, you can travel 1-way to Kuranda by railway and return to Cairns by skyrail.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2570KQS
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tjapukai (if option not selected)
  • Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is available from selected Cairns hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Inclusions
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tjapukai (if option not selected)
  • Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is available from selected Cairns hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Rainforestation Nature Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
64 reviews
Excellent
44
Very good
14
Average
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2

Mel M
1 contribution
Disappointing experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
great experience till we got to Kuranda. Arrived just before 2pm to find no food available to eat as stores were out of food could not go on boat tour as cableway ceased operation same time boat tour ended.
Clearly not a well organised operation between cableway and Kuranda businesses.
Got to the cableway at Kuranda to make our way back. Noted Covid social distancing in your group signage in the queue which was great to see. Though my husband and myself were force to share gondola with another couple in the same closed environment no 1.5 m distancing no masks offered. my husband and I got off only to be told by the staff member “ now you will have to wait till the end of the queue” like naughty children we waited for all the other people to get on before we could get back on.
Certainly not worth the money or the demoralising way we were treated.
I spoke to the manager when we got off only to be told that the Queensland Government approved for them to able to mix groups.
As a healthcare worker this doesn’t make sense, socially distance in groups outside but we can put you in a gondola (closed environment) with a couple from a different household within touching distance and breathe onto each other with no masks offered (approved by the Queensland Government apparently).
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leslie M
Thank you for your feedback and your review. I am so sorry to hear that your trip to Kuranda didn't live up to your expectations. As you can understand COVID times have altered the amount of people travelling and therefore this has changed the way that some businesses operate, in particular Kuranda cafes, shop owners and businesses. Unfortunately I think this was the case the day you travelled. Down Under Tours operates our Kuranda tours in conjunction with both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Queensland Rail. Please understand safety is of the utmost priority for all parties involved. Both partners, as well as ourselves operate under Industry approved COVID Safe Plans.
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristina
Hobart, Australia8 contributions
Enjoyable and relaxing experience
Jun 2021
Had an enjoyable and relaxing day taking a return Skyrail trip from Cairns to Kuranda. The view from the gondolas is lovey and it was a peaceful and fun activity. The two short stops on the way were worth taking to explore the rainforest in a bit more depth and see Barton Falls. Well worth doing!
Written 20 June 2021
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Leslie M
Hello Kristina, thank you for your wonderful 5 star rating and your great review. The Skyrail Cableway is truly an amazing experience. Thank you for passing on your recommendations to people.
Written 18 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosemary H
Hervey Bay, Australia379 contributions
Amazing views and great way to travel over the Daintree.
Wonderful way to see the rainforest from the canopy. There are a couple of stops on the way up to Kuranda were you change cable cars and can walk around to discover the rainforest and experience the canopy with the last atop on the way up at the Barton Falls look out.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DUTsales
Thanks Rosem, Sounded like you really liked the Skyrail Rainforest Cablelway expereince...."Over and through" the World heritage Rainforest!
Written 12 June 2021
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Chris Hawke
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Perfect day out to take in amazing views.
Mar 2021
The bus driver Paul that took us to the train station was hilarious. Perfect for that job. We went up on train, so good. Staff were very attentive. Came down on skyrail, amazing. Best day out since we’ve been here. Thank you. Well worth the money.
Written 25 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DUTsales
13bitter, Paul has a great sense of humor..."The best day out" is a brilliant review. Cheers
Written 12 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah E
2 contributions
Booking not efficient enough
Dec 2020 • Family
Very disappointed that at the end of a great day we couldn’t get the bus back to sky rail. No one told us you have to book a bus fare as well. We booked a taxi and someone else got into it! Have 2 young kids on a busy road waiting for transport. Sky rail please be more considerate
Written 10 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DUTsales
Hi debora, All of our self drive tours include a transfer between Skyrail and the Freshwater Station (can be either way depending on the option selected), so the above was somewhat confusing? Can you please contact me on sales@downundertours.com so I can look at your booking in more detail?
Written 14 December 2020
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Graham H
Trowbridge, UK42 contributions
A great day out, but go as early as you can
Feb 2020
Well worth doing, but no need to go from the centre of Cairns. Just park your car at the cable car terminal. First cable car is at 8:45am and its worth going as early as possible as the last train back is 3:30. The cable car stops at 2 stops and it is definitely well worth getting off for these brief stops to look around, especially at the Barron Falls. The butterfly house and bird gardens in Kuranda are well worth seeing once you get to Kuranda.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi grahamhF8024FY Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail! It certainly is a fantastic experience to take a journey on both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the historic Scenic Rail. For passengers that do drive themselves to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal, please be aware that the Kuranda Scenic Rail train stations are not close to the Skyrail Terminal, so if you would like to drive yourself to Skyrail then you can book our Self Drive tour which includes a transfer back to your car at Skyrail Terminal. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 11 October 2020
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Noel D
Oakleigh, Australia25 contributions
A Nice Day in the Forest
We did the self drive option of this trip. The Cableway was very nice but you had to download the App to get any information as we travelled. Karunda was a bit tired and touristy. The scenic train trip was again pleasant but the train is not air conditioned. The day was a nice day all that being said.
Written 31 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi noeld2016, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a good day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 11 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

loutsia
North Shields, UK202 contributions
Superb
Upgraded to diamond with glass floor it was great views amazing Kurunda village lovely a nice day out well worth the money
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi loutsia, Thank you for your review - we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day visiting Kuranda, in particular the upgrade to Diamond View on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway! Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheSeattleTraveller
Seattle, WA67 contributions
Awesome!!
Dec 2019
This was an amazing experience! We took the skyrail up. We took an uber from our hotel to the skyrail terminal and then took it up. Took both the stops! Loved it! Took super super photos and enjoyed the trip! Kuranda was very pretty took. We planned it right. Took the skyrail up at 11.00. Reached at 1.230. Spent 3 hours and took the train back! Worked perfect!
Written 16 January 2020
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Hi TheSeattleTraveller, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail! The amazing views of the rainforest really are a must see! We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 11 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom W
Chicago, IL40 contributions
Great Views
Great views with two stops along the way. You can spend as much time on the boardwalk of these stops (Barron Falls being one of them) and walk around and see the scenery before lining up to co to us on. It was a great journey. We took the railway back home (see my review). It if recommend the Skyrail there and back!
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi wanger24, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway! It is an amazing way to experience the beautiful ancient rainforest of Tropical North Queensland! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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HiltonR5571
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Great day out
Had a great all round day. We were picked up by very friendly drive outside our hotel who gave us some informative
Boofka
Boofka
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Amazing and worth the visit
Loved the train up and sky rail back. Enjoyed the markets. Butterfly Sanctuary a must. Thank you to Tours Down unde
MsMandy411
MsMandy411
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Sightseeing at its best
Loved everything about this tour. Whilst it was a long day, it was broken up with different stops and the bus was c
Eric Y
Eric Y
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Get your train ticket
If you Holiday in Cairns then you must do The Kuranda rail journey, the commentary provided on the journey up to Ku
the_t_man05
the_t_man05
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Absolutely Awesome!
Absolutely awesome, the train ride up is just wonderful and the sky rail back is spectacular, one of the best thing
Dekka54
Dekka54
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Kuranda was dissapointing
We did the train up and gondola down todsy which were both fantastic. But when we got to Kuranda (on a Monday) most
Juergen1975
Juergen1975
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Gold class amazing for a treat, but caution if not a group of 4
Amazing scenery in train hauled by diesel locomotives that reminds me of catching train home from school. Upgraded
Scott R
Scott R
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Interesting history
Great train ride. Interesting history of area and railway. Friendly staff, great views of the Cairns area. Great wa
Kelshaw
Kelshaw
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Exceeded our expectations!
Wow, wow, wow! This trip was amazing and we would highly recommend that if you can, upgrade to Gold Class. It was w
Patkym
Patkym
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Great Day Out
Great day out at Kuranda. Took the railway up and the sky rail back. Amazing views. So interesting to hear about
rianda26
rianda26
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Great day out
The skyrail is amazing and such beautiful scenery with two stops and easy to use. The stop at Kuranda town was a ni
Peppa F
Peppa F
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Fantastic Experience
We did the VIP experience and was well worth it. Staff provided us with a savoury and sweet treat, coupled with eit
TonyMachin
TonyMachin
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An amazing tour with many unique experiences
This was an amazing tour that had so much packed into one day that it is hard to describe the highlights! Mossman g
Climber47622441478
Climber47622441478
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Kuranda scenic railway
This railway trip was outstanding. The trip contained stunning views and was very luxurious. Highly recommend for f
gypsy_jane
gypsy_jane
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Fun day out
Booked the Train to Kuranda and Skyrail return trip. This tour guide company offered pick up from hotel which was v
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