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1 Day Kuranda Classic Experience - Ex Cairns Station - Kuranda Scenic Railway

4.7 (3 reviews)



  • Hop onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns to Kuranda
  • A 37-kilometre rail journey onboard authentic vintage carriages through the Barron Gorge National Park (World Heritage-listed rainforest – The Wet Tropics)
  • The track rises 327 metres above sea level with the steepest gradient being 1:50
  • Travelling over 55 bridges, 98 curves & 15 hand-carved tunnels
  • Visit the 'village in the rainforest' Kuranda
  • Explore markets, art galleries, and other attractions in Kuranda (own expense)
  • Experience the ancient ecosystem through Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


  • Transfer between Caravonica (Skyrail Terminal) and Cairns City or Northern Beaches
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Audio commentary in each carriage to provide customers with historic information throughout the journey.
  • Complimentary trip guide (available in 11 languages) The guide includes a map of the journey which corresponds with the onboard commentary
  • 10-minute photographic stop at Barron Falls Lookout
  • Water coolers in each carriage
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


Day 1: Kuranda Classic Experience - Ex Cairns Station

Experience the journey on Kuranda Scenic Railway to the ‘village in the rainforest’ Kuranda. Enjoy time to explore the markets, art galleries and attractions(own expense). In the afternoon join Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a journey up and over the rainforest canopy. Depart Kuranda at 12.30 pm or 2.30 pm at Cairns railway station. Includes transfer from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Smithfield terminal to Cairns railway station.

Meals: None

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Operating daily with two morning departures from Cairns Railway Station at 8.30 am and 9.30 am

Returns: Afternoon departures from Kuranda Railway Station at 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm - Approx 4 pm return in Cairns

Pickups: Make your way to Cairns Railway Station. Located centrally in the city of Cairns at Cairns Central Shopping Centre


What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the Kuranda village
Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses for sightseeing at Barron Falls
Insect repellent if you intend to experience one of the many rainforest walks
Motion sickness tablets if you usually suffer when travelling in vehicles and onboard trains


4.7 (3 reviews)
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Steven B. 11 Oct 2023
A great experience with very friendly staff. Loved the train, aboriginal experience at Rainforestation and the SkyRail, the markets in Kuranda were a bit disappointing, the usual mass-produced items which seem to be found at most markets, not much locally made items.
Artsiom T. 05 Aug 2023
That was a well organized inspiring day! Great balance of activities and 360 degrees experience in the deep heart of Queensland
Alice S. 07 May 2023
Really easy to navigate, picked up by shuttle from hotel then freedom to go up the Skyrail cable car as you like (2 stops to stop off at and have an explore of the short boardwalks and rainforest information centres before hopping back on at your leisure to next stop). Kuranda is a lovely large village to explore with plenty of food places, an animal park and some lovely walks ranging from very short to slightly longer (up to 7km) before getting train back which is a lovely experience!

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1 Day Kuranda Classic Experience - Ex Cairns Station - Kuranda Scenic Railway

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