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Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Train - Palm Cove & Trinity Beach
Prices from $213 AUD


Kuranda Village is a beautiful little town located at the top of the mountain range just behind Cairns. Kuranda is most famous because of its means of getting there. The Kuranda Scenic Train winds its way in an hour and a half journey up the mountain to Kuranda, and Skyrail is a cable car ride that takes at least one hour to get there. We say this because you can hop off on the way up and take a walk around their rainforest interpretive centre, or a walk through some pristine rainforest. If you're wanting a longer all inclusive day at Kuranda then check out our Classic Kuranda option below.

The tours listed on this page are suitable for people staying in Palm Cove & Trinity Beach, as they all provide both a pick-up and drop-off to your accommodation. 




  • Return Accommodation Transfers
  • Skyrail, Scenic Train
  • Kuranda Markets Wed - Sun

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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 adultchildinfantfamily
9.45am Skyrail - 3.30pm Scenic Train
from 9.00am Coach pickup from your accommodation / 9.45am - Kuranda Skyrail (4+ hrs free time in Kuranda) / 3.30pm Scenic Train to Freshwater / 5.15pm - coach return to accommodation $213.00$116.00$0.00$588.00
9.50am Scenic Train - 3.45pm Skyrail
from 9.00am Coach pickup from your accommodation / 9.50am - Kuranda Scenic Train (4+ hrs free time in Kuranda) / 3.45pm Skyrail / 5.15pm - coach return to accommodation $213.00$213.00$0.00$588.00
Classic Kuranda Package 8.50 am Scenic Train, 3.30pm Kuranda Skyrail, Rainforestation, Pamagirri experience, Army Duck, Koala Park, Lunch & return coach transfers from Palm Cove only $315.00$165.00$0.00$810.00
PLEASE NOTE: This tour operator requires full payment in advance.
PLEASE NOTE: Children = 4 - 14 years, Infant = 0 - 3 years, Family = 2 adults and 2 children aged 4 - 14.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you'll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Our world famous railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. You will discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800's, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway. 

Through our website you can investigate your options for a fabulous Kuranda day tour, make a reservation, visit our Gift Shop for exclusive shopping, follow our journey through the wonderful rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, take a tour of the charming Freshwater & Kuranda Stations and enjoy the history of the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You can even view the plans of the original carriages still in service today. 

Rainforestation (included in Classic Kuranda Package)

Koala & Wildlife Park


Join a guided tour on our covered boardwalks providing excellent viewing of native Australian animals, including crocodiles, wombats, dingoes, snakes, lizards, frogs, and the cassowary. Handfeed kangaroos and wallabies, observe the tiger quoll, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala, or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).

Army Duck Rainforest Tours

Experience the tropical rainforest from a totally unique perspective – aboard an amphibious World War II Army Duck. See fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by, before splashing into the lake for a cruise. With propeller engaged, your Army Duck cruises up to the water’s edge whilst turtles, fish and eels swim up close.

Pamigirri Aboriginal Experience

Learn about aboriginal culture with this interactive experience. Watch a traditional dance performance depicting animals, food gathering, and hunting.On the guided Dreamtime Walk you’ll try your hand at boomerang throwing, and observe spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing. At the Cultural Centre, you can also purchase authentic artworks.

Tropical BBQ Lunch 

 The Aussie BBQ Lunch offers a range of meats and salads either served buffet style at the counter or on platters to the table.

  • Homemade Creamy Pumpkin Soup | Crusty Bread Rolls (GF option available)
  • Minute Beef Steaks | Handmade Pork Sausages | BBQ Chicken Thighs | Vegetable and Tofu Korma Curry (Vegetarian)
  • Mixed Roast Potatoes | Steamed Rice
  • Mixed Green Salad & Balsamic Dressing | Coleslaw |Pasta Salad
  • Selection of condiments including Davidson Plum Chutney & Bush Spiced Dukkah
  • Tropical Fruit Platter | Watermelon Platter



Diamondview and Gold Class upgrades


Why not take advantage of the Diamondview or Gold Class upgrades.

Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrails glass floor Diamondview Gondolas. Diamondview Gondolas not only provide guests 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. Diamondview gondolas carrying a maximum of 5 passengers, will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes and passengers travelling on them will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and mid-stations.

The introduction of Gold Class has provided a premium experience never before seen on the Kuranda Scenic Railway service. It offers customers wanting that extra comfort and little bit of luxury, and a most memorable experience. Experience your scenic journey in the splendour of KSR Gold Class. Take pleasure in the luxury and heritage of hand crafted Victorian inspired decor and club class lounge seating. Enjoy a drink and dine on locally produced delicacies brought to you by your dedicated attendant. On arrival at Kuranda station, enjoy an exclusive tour of the heritage listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station. Gold Class is available on the 9.30 train from Cairns and the 3.30 train from Kuranda.


Kuranda Village

Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60&S217;s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.

Kuranda&S217;s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you really have to stay a few nights. Whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920's, a gorgeous resort or a backpackers hostel, you'll find it in Kuranda.


Kuranda is surrounded by World Heritage listed wet tropics rainforest. It includes around twelve hundred species of flowering plants, eight hundred of which are rainforest trees. There are also orchids, ginger plants, strangler figs, palms and an immense variety of climbing plants. At any time of the year you will wonder at the richness and diversity of the lush foliage.


With an air of adventure, explore our newly constructed walking tracks. Easy trails take you on a gentle walk to the river, discovering some rare flora and fauna on the way. For those who enjoy a more strenuous bushwalk, the Barron Falls walk takes a little longer, but the view is spectacular.



This eco-friendly Kuranda attraction hosts Army Duck Rainforest Tours (with Tropical Fruit Orchard), Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Kuranda's largest Koala & Wildlife Park. Click here for more info.


Why not include a visit to Birdworld as part of your Kuranda day. It has Australia's largest display of free flying birds all in a huge walk through aviary. Click here for more info.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

The Kuranda Koala Gardens are Kuranda's newest tourist attraction. Centrally located in Kuranda, the Koala Gardens make a great addition to any Kuranda visit. Click here for more info.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australia's largest butterfly flight aviary is located centrally in Kuranda. Why not include it in a day trip to Kuranda. Click here for more info. 


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