Self Drive Kuranda Tour including Scenic Railway and Skyrail

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Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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4.412 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Ride up to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway
Journey down on the Skyrail Cableway
Free time to explore Kuranda Village
Skip the lines with pre-allocated tickets
Discounted Kuranda attraction pass included
Explore Kuranda at your own pace

What you can expect

Visit Kuranda and take the Scenic Railway up, then the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back down with this great value self-drive package! Explore **Kuranda** at your own pace where all you need to do is make your way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the rest is taken care of for you - now that’s a holiday! Your journey starts with a scenic drive to the **Skyrail Rainforest Cableway**. Meet your hostess/driver at Skyrail's covered bus stop where you will be transferred by coach to Freshwater Station for the journey on Kuranda Scenic Rail. **Kuranda Scenic Railway:** Stop at the Barron Falls Station and then slowly wind your up the mountain passing through 15 tunnels and the photogenic trestle bridge at Stoney Creek Falls. **Kuranda Village:** The amount of free time you would like to spend in Kuranda is up to you, you will be provided with a free village map so that you can make the most of your day in Kuranda. **Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:** The gondola ride takes approximately 1.5 hours enjoying panoramic views of the Coral Sea and rainforest surrounds.


What you need to know

  • Coach transfer from Skyrail to Freshwater Station
  • Journey along the Kuranda Scenic Rail up to Kuranda Village
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village
  • Glide over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns
  • Hotel transfers. This is a self drive tour only and you need to make your own way to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Self Drive to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Meet at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway by 8.10am
  • Transfer to Freshwater Station to meet the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda Village at 8.50am
  • Pre-allocated Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Rail tickets allow you to skip the ticket lines
  • 10% discount on entry into iconic Kuranda attractions
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Kuranda Village at 12.45pm (2 hours in Kuranda Village)
  • Disembark Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to collect your car
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway journey to Kuranda Village
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey from Kuranda Village
  • Skip the queues with pre-allocated boarding passes
  • Discounted entry to Birdworld, Koala Gardens and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Spectacular views over the rainforest and waterfalls
Booking Information
  • It is highly recommended to reconfirm your booking on arrival in Cairns and confirm your hotel pick up departure and pick up time. For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details are included on your tour voucher
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour. Vouchers presented on a mobile device are also accepted
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.412 reviews

It was a pleasant trip for a group of four. We enjoyed the Kurunda Tour.

It was a pleasant trip for a group of four. We enjoyed the Kurunda Tour. We enjoyed Skyrail and Scenic Railway. It was an easy and quick purchase with Experience Oz. I have been purchasing with Experience Oz especially in Gold Coast. No hassle or dramas till this day. I would recommend it to others.

Ananda Dhungana about 1 month ago

Trip changed to hotel pickup which went well, no problems.

Great rail trip and time spent in Kuranda. Skyrail very enjoyable and all sections of the trip went smoothly. Drop off back to hotel uneventful. Weather could have been better but that is the luck of the draw. Overall a great, well organised day trip in a very scenic environment.

Susan McLeod over 1 year ago

Very unhappy with this tour. Totally not what we paid for. Information was misleading.

The voucher we were sent requested we arrive at 7.50 for an 8.10 departure for the train leaving at 8.50. We waited nearly an hour & then found out that this was completely incorrect. There was no 8.50 train at all & hadn’t been for some time. When we were finally met by a representative from Down Under Tours they then explained that we would now have to catch the sky rail & then have to catch the train back at 3.30pm. The tour you booked us on said we would return at 12.45. We had made other plans for the afternoon which then had to be cancelled. You booked us on a tour that didn’t actually exist. I know you will probably say we should’ve confirmed the details but that does not excuse the fact that when you sold us this tour it was based on outdated information & totally incorrect. I honestly believe a refund or some sort of compensation should be forthcoming.

Katrina Tobin over 1 year ago

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$148.00 AUD
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