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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

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    What to Expect
    Immerse yourself in the ancient, World Heritage-listed rain forest of Tropical North Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Port Douglas hotel and a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. During the 1.5-hour journey, wind around mountainous curves and stop briefly at beautiful Barron Gorge for photos. 

    When you arrive at the station in Kuranda, enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you choose. Browse heritage markets and enjoy lunch at a local café (own expense), or select from a variety of optional activities. Join in an indigenous celebration at the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park, take an amphibious duck tour at the Rainforestation Nature Park or enjoy an up-close observation of some of Australia’s amazing animals at Birdworld and the Kuranda Koala Gardens. (Additional expense. See Itinerary below for a description of each option.)

    To return to Port Douglas, glide above the lush canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. From inside a 6-passenger gondola, get a unique perspective of the forest and enjoy views that stretch far out into the Coral Sea. Stop at two different lookouts to capture photos and chat with forest rangers. 

    Your full-day rainforest adventure concludes with drop-off back at your Port Douglas hotel in the early evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available from selected Port Douglas hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotels only)
    • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
    • One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
    • 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)
    • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

    We landed in cairns with a plan to cover Kuranda village & other scenic locations. We drove down to the sky rail station from there a bus took us to the train station on the way guide in bus gave a brief of Cairns. We...More

    Thank ashishansingkar
    Reviewed 21 March 2019

    We took the Skyrail to Kuranda and rode the train back to town. We upgraded to the Gold Class service. That's the way to go. Comfortable seating, served snacks, beer and wine all the way to town. Stopped At the Barron Falls Station to take...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Tennessee_Nomads
    DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi Tennessee_Nomads, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Gold Class of the Scenic Rail. We agree that the Gold Class upgrade is...More

    Reviewed 17 January 2019

    We rode the train with their Gold Class Service. We not only sat in comfortable seats but we drank wine and had snacks along the way! We were able to open the windows to get better photographs, which I loved. We rode the Skyrail down...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Scotudy
    DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

    Hi Scotudy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review- we are happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience visiting Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail! The Gold Class Service certainly is the perfect way to experience the Scenic...More

    Reviewed 29 November 2018

    We were picked up from out accommodation in Port Douglas and taken to Freshwater Station in Cairns for the trip up to Kuranda. The train journey was interesting with a couple of stops on the way. There was plenty of room to move about to...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank DMCJKC
    DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

    Hi DMCJKC, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to Kuranda via the Scenic Rail and Skyrail! It certainly is a great day out and it's wonderful that you were able to make the most...More

    Reviewed 6 April 2018

    You can do this train trip from Port Douglas and be delivered to the station in plenty of time to catch the train. its a long day but so worth it.

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Julie T
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