Freedom Kuranda Tour: Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Koala Gardens and Cruise

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cairns

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Visit the amazing Kuranda Village, perched on top of the ranges behind Cairns. Take the Skyrail Cableway up the mountain and the 3:30pm scenic Kuranda Railway  down.  Also included: Kuranda Koala Gardens (Zoo) and Kuranda Riverboat Cruise.
Freedom Kuranda -Skyrail Up / Train Back - inc. Koala Gardens and Riverboat Cruise Visit the beautiful Village of Kuranda, nestled amongst pristine World Heritage Listed Rainforest. Take the Skyrail Cableway up to Kuranda & the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway down!  All Cairns hotel transfers will be supplied by our comfortable coaches.   Start your tour by taking the world-renowned Skyrail Cableway!  Travelling in gondolas offering 360-degree views, you'll get to see the world's oldest living rainforest from above. The approximately 90-minute experience includes two stops along the way, allowing you to walk through prisitine rainforest. Get up close to Australia’s must-see Wildlife!   Upon arrival in Kuranda, make your way to the Koala Gardens (entry included).  Come face-to-face with some of Australia's most iconic animals and reptiles!  You'll also have the chance to cuddle a koala for a photo (extra cost) Explore the markets, shops and walking trails. Afterwards, head over for lunch (NOT included) in Kuranda's oldest building, the famous "Kuranda Hotel".  Choose one of the mouth-watering options off the main menu!  The sit back and enjoy your meal with a lovely view.  After lunch, it's just a short stroll to the Barron River where you'll board the River Cruise (included).  This entertaining and educational 45-minute cruise along the river will allow you to experience the tranquility and take in the amazing scenery, along with the chance to spot local wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles and turtles. Finally, make your way to the Kuranda Railway Station (2-3 minutes walk) to pick up your train tickets. The unforgettable train journey down to Cairns will show you some breathtaking scenery as the train follows the mountainside.  Upon arrival at Cairns Train Station, you will be met by your driver, who will take you back to your accommodation. Itinerary 08:30 Pick up from Cairns 09:00 Departs from Cairns City, head to Skyrail Station 11:15 Arrive Kuranda, customer will have about 4.5 hours in Kuranda 11:30 Enter Kuranda Koala Gardens 13:30 Lunch at Kuranda Hotel (not included, extra fee) 14:30 Riverboat Cruise on Barron River 15:30 Depart Kuranda by Scenic Railway 17:30 Arrive at Cairns Central station Coach transfer back to accommodation.

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cairns city hotels only)
  • Sightseeing Riverboat cruise
  • Entry to Kuranda Wildlife Park
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch