Stretching 7.5km through pristine rainforest, Skyrail provides the most amazing aerial views of North Queensland's ancient tropical rainforests.
Upon arriving at Kuranda - "the Village in the Rainforest" - you'll have ample time to engage in a range of fantastic and entertaining activities and experiences. You can choose to watch traditional performances by the Pamagirri Aboriginal dance troupe, ride in an amphibious "Army Duck", or visit the wildlife zoo and tropical botanical garden to see some of Australia's favourite animals.
At the end of your time in Kuranda, take the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, passing through the World Heritage protected tropical rainforest and unique waterfalls, admiring the spectacular Barron Gorge. You'll eventually arrive back at Cairns Central Railway Station, just a short walk from most Cairns city hotels.
Itinerary (Skyrail up and Railway down Package):
8:30 am Hotel pick-up to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal (only for packages including hotel transfers).
9:30 am Take the Skyrail from Smithfield Terminal. On this 90 minute experience, allow for 20 minutes at each of the two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, to enjoy ranger-guided boardwalk tours as well as lookouts and historical displays.
11:00 am Arrive at Kuranda Terminal and admire the unique scenery of Kuranda - "the Village in the Rainforest".
12:15 pm Take the shuttle bus from the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to Kuranda Rainforest Park.
12:30 pm Travel through the tropical rainforest in amphibious vehicles (the "Army Ducks"), come face to face with koalas and other Australian animals at the Koala and Wildlife Park, enjoy the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Show and learn how to throw a boomerang and spear.
3:00 pm Take the shuttle bus back to Kuranda Village and walk to railway station.
3:30 pm Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns from Kuranda village. The railway winds 34km through the Barron Gorge.
5:15 pm Arrive at Cairns Central Railway Station and walk back to your hotel (most Cairns city accommodation is within a short walking distance of the train station).
If you would prefer to drive to Skyrail, this package includes access to free parking at Smithfield Terminal. On the railway journey back to Cairns, disembark at Freshwater Station, and take the shuttle bus back to your car at Smithfield Terminal.
Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola
Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail's glass floor Diamond View Gondolas. The 11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide you with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, coral sea and rainforest canopy, but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below.
Upgrade to Kuranda Scenic Railway's Gold Class
Dedicated host service.
Lounge style chairs with individually assigned seating.
Morning tea or afternoon tea served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Kuranda train gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard.
Booking with hotel transfers:
Hotels in Cairns city, Cairns beaches and Port Douglas.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
Taxi: About AUD 35 from Cairns City to Smithfield Terminal.
Car: 15 minutes from Cairns City and 50 minutes from Port Douglas to Smithfield Terminal.
Bus: Take 123 at Cairns City Bus Station 2 in Cairns City, drop off at Skyrail Base Station.
Skyrail operating hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, last departure time is 3:45 pm
The Skyrail Experience takes approximately 45 - 90 minutes (one way).
Kuranda Scenic Railway departs Kuranda village at 3:30 pm.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway experience takes approximately for 1.5 - 2 hours (one way).
Amphibious vehicle (about 45 minutes): 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Aboriginal show (about 1 hour): 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.