Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns information and booking

from
$121
Duration
7.5 to 10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Cairns and northern beaches hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the rainforest beauty of Tropical North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Cairns. There are five options to choose from that provide different activities, so select what interests you most. All options include a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Other attractions include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation Nature Park, and you’ll have free time in the village of Kuranda to browse its markets, have lunch or visit wildlife attractions like Birdworld or Kuranda Koala Gardens, where you can cuddle a koala! (Food, drinks and activities in Kuranda are at your own expense, unless otherwise stated.)

Discover Tropical North Queensland on a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda, a rainforest village known for its markets, wildlife attractions and lush surrounding landscape. In order to do what interests you most, you have your choice of the five tour options described below in the Itinerary section — make your selection when booking.All tours include a one-way ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and a one-way ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (direction of each depends on option selected), as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns and the northern beaches. All tours also include free time in Kuranda so you can explore the village however you wish. Shop at the markets, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants, or get up close and personal with Australian wildlife at Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens, where you can cuddle with one of nature’s cutest creatures (food, drinks and entrance fees are at your own expense, unless stated otherwise).Kuranda Scenic Railway: The one-way train ride is approximately 1.5 hours. Hear about the pioneering history of the region from the onboard commentary, and admire spectacular views of the landscape that includes mountains, waterfalls and rainforest. Pass through Barron Gorge National Park, stopping for a photo op at the gorge, and cross Stoney Creek Bridge. When you reach the Kuranda train station, notice its tropical gardens and heritage-listed building. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Glide over the rainforest in a 6-passenger gondola, admiring unbeatable views as you pass over the peak of the mountain range. During the 4.5-mile (7.5-km) ride, stop twice along the way to hop out and explore the environment. Walk along a boardwalk on the forest floor, take photos from scenic lookouts and visit the interpretive center.

What's included

  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way trip on kuranda scenic railway
  • Skyrail rainforest cableway
  • Tjapukai aboriginal cultural park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation nature park (if option selected)
  • Kuranda boarding pass
  • Written itinerary available in german, italian, french, spanish, japanese and mandarin

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Birdworld (approx. au$17/adult, au$8.50/child)
  • Butterfly sanctuary (approx. au$19/adult, au$9.50/child)
  • Kuranda koala gardens (approx. au$17/adult and au$8.50/child)
  • Any other optional activities not mentioned