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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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From $122.25

156 reviews   (4.33)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Cairns, Cairns

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

What's Included

Cairns Hotel pickup and drop off

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

What's Not Included

Birdworld, Koala Gardens & Butterfly Sanctuary (own expense)

Food and drinks, unless specified

NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
The largest butterfly flight aviary & exhibit in Australia. Situated next to the Kuranda Markets, it is home to over 1500 tropical butterflies. Wander through the aviary's lush tropical gardens and breeding laboratory to learn more about a butterfly's life cycle & behaviour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Glide over and through the canopy of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the spectacular views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. There are two stops along this gondola journey where you can alight and explore the rainforest from within.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Rainforestation Nature Park
Choose the Rainforestation Package if you would like to visit this wonderful nature park. See Australian wildlife in their wildlife park, and take an amphibious Army Duck tour through the rainforest.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Kuranda Scenic Railway
Take a historic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, travelling through the rainforest and along the mountainside of Barron Gorge.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Kuranda Koala Gardens
Visit this wonderful Wildlife park to see iconic Australia wildlife. Feed and pat the tame wallabies and kangaroos. Discover wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, snakes and much more! Koala photos are also available.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Barron Gorge National Park
See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Birdworld Kuranda
Immerse yourself in this wonderful free flying bird exhibit. See and enjoy the company of hundreds of rare and beautiful exotic and Australia native species in the lush tropically landscaped setting.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Down Under Tours - Day Tours
Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator with an extensive range of tour options to suit any taste. We love to share the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and the ancient rainforest with our passengers.

• Admission Ticket Free


Train felt like a movie
Joshua T, 27-12-2022
Was an excellent experience and highly reccomend, amazing view of the rainforest and the train was very vintage and felt like I was in a movie highly recommend
Well worth the expense for a great day
bbmason, 07-12-2022
the train and cable car were excellent, well maintained and comfortable. recommend the upgrade. Service was also excellent our attendant was Vivian and she was exceptional/
Lovely Day
88leeannj, 06-11-2022
Had an enjoyable and relaxing day taking the Skyrail trip to Kuranda. The view from the gondolas were amazing. The walk around Karunda was nice it is filled with alot of shops to go into. We went into the bird sanctuary this is a must but be warned the birds like to sit on your head arms etc. Well worth doing!
Can’t miss this.
313jennyg, 28-10-2022
Took the train up to Kuranda & the Skyrail back to Smithfield. Although it was hot & sticky in the train, plenty of photo opps. Gorgeous rainforests & lots of tunnels & thin cuttings. The Skyrail gondola felt like you were flying on top of the trees in the beautiful rainforest. Much cooler on the way down. Wonderful experience. Loved it.
Do the whole day trip with train on 9:50am, skyrail on 13:45 pm is very good.
jajavalB, 03-11-2022
I did my trip with single day: scenic railway tour and skyrail to and from Kuranda. It’s a bit pricey but It’s ok for anyone who doesn’t wanna arrange trip yourself. Dueto it’s not high season amd weekday tour, so it’s quite easy and more relaxed for sitting inspring view of the railway via eindow seats and ride the skyrail with only you on the gondola . It’s no need to book the goldclass seats on the train and diamond gondola( glass floored one) . It’s no hurry for one dat trip , after 1.30 riding the train to Kuranda station, I had my favorite thai dishes in the thai kai cafe there. Furthermore did the riverwalk and Jumrum creek walk , ended up my trip with 40 minutes skyrail ride down to smithfirld station . The company tour bus waited for picking me up back to the city. It may be pricey but It saved my time.