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

4.0 (1 review)



  • 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)
  • Visit Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Garden, and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Experience the ancient ecosystem through Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


  • One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway Cairns Station to Kuranda Station
  • Transfer between Caravonica (Skyrail Terminal) and Cairns City or Northern Beaches
  • Entry to Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens
  • 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
  • Water coolers in each carriage
  • Transfer Skyrail terminal to Cairns/Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway





Day 1: Kuranda Wildlife Experience - Ex-Cairns Station

Hop onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda. Visit award-winning attractions, Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Garden and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Return with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and learn more about this ancient ecosystem. Depart Kuranda at 2.30 pm for 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

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

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


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


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Sumitha 09 Jul 2022
Loved the train ride. It was steeped in history and made us appreciate the work undertaken to build the train line and trains. The commentary on the train helped us spot the waterfall.

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1 Day Kuranda Wildlife Experience - Ex-cairns Station - Kuranda Scenic Railway

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