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Kuranda-Cruise Ship Passengers

Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal Arrivals
  • Return transfers from Cairns City
  • Kuranda in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers
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Cruise Ship - Cairns City  
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KURANDA IN A DAY for Cruise Liner Passengers

This tour works perfectly for Cruise Ship Passengers arriving into Cairns Port, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on Wharf St in Cairns City.  

Cairns Tours features the Kuranda boarding pass and combines the famous Scenic Rail and Skyrail Cableway into a relaxing scenic day trip.

Kuranda Boarding Pass

  • No waiting with Cairns Tours
  • Express check-in on coaches and at Skyrail
  • Express check-in and pre-allocated seating on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Highly detailed information on your day ensuring your day runs smoothly
  • Detailed map with highlights and points of interest
  • Tour itinerary with timings and Handy Hints
  • 10% off entry to Bird World, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens
  • Pick-up from nearby International Hotel - Skyrail Up, Train Down

    • Departs daily with Return Transfers
    • Hotel pick-up from 10am or 11.45am
    • Coach transfer to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
    • Skyrail departs at 11am or 12.30pm
    • Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks
    • Approx 1.5 or 3 hours free time in Kuranda
    • Kuranda Scenic Rail at 2pm or 3.30pm
    • Transfer to hotel at 3.30pm or 5pm

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:  Board Skyrail for the 1.5hr journey to Kuranda.  There are 2 stops enroute to explore Red Peak and Barron Falls Rainforest Boardwalks.

    Kuranda Village:  Free time is allowed to explore this quaint village, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily. 

    Kuranda Scenic Rail:  At your scheduled time, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for your 1.5hr journey to Freshwater Station. 

    OPTIONAL UPGRADES (Additional Cost)

    Gold Class Kuranda Scenic Rail provides a premium experience for passengers wanting that extra comfort and a little bit of luxury for a most memorable experience. 

    This upgrade is available on the 3:30pm Train.  This will have you back into the city at 5:30pm which may be too late for some Cruise Ship Passengers. 

    Gold Class includes:

    • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Cairns
    • Dedicated personalised Gold Class attendant
    • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs (24 seats in each carriage over 4 carriages)
    • Ambient, historical d├ęcor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior
    • Gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard
    • Souvenir trip guide available in 9 languages
    • Optional exclusive tour of the Heritage-Listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
      - Conducted 15 minutes after arrival for morning trains
      - Conducted 30 minutes prior to departure for afternoon trains
    • Food & beverage offerings will focus on Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as:
      o Gallo Dairyland Cheese
      o Skybury Coffee & Daintree Tea
      o Wondaree Macadamias
      o Mango to Go (100% pure mango "ice-cream" style treat)
      o Freshly baked muffins with local fruit
      o Sirromet Wines & Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager

    Kuranda Wildlife Experience includes entry to the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You will have access to all three attractions at a great saving off the normal admission price! Alternatively, you can book entry only to each attraction. 

    Skyrail Diamond View Gondolas - Amazing panoramic views of the tropical landscape, Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, but also the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor through the glass flooring for the entire Skyrail experience. Taking a maximum of 5 persons and a waiting time of 7 minutes. (extra cost)

    Wheelchair users must book well in advance and advise us of your requirements:  Wheelchair access is possible for foldable wheelchair users.  There is a lift to the train.  Skyrail stops for wheelchair passengers to enter the cablecar.  Your wheelchair needs to be foldable and your tour needs to be confirmed well in advance.

    Cairns Tours are a family operated business based in Cairns, which offer an extensive bus and coach tours and charters within North Queensland.

    Frequently asked questions: 

    Although it may say the Cruise Ship arrives at 9am on your itinerary we find that many Cruise Ship passengers do not dis-embark until 10:00am - 10:30am.  Our office is located directly opposite the Cruise Liner Terminal.  We can work with passengers on the day as we understand Cruise Ships are sometimes delayed. 

    It is too late to participate in the Kuranda Scenic Rail departure from Cairns Railway Station at 9:30am as this boards at 9:00am.  Cruise Ship passengers will need to do Skyrail first, followed by the Scenic Train down the mountain if they are arriving on the morning of this tour. 

    If your ship has the usual 5:30pm departure time we book the 2pm Train departing Kuranda.  This will have you back at the Cruise Liner Terminal by approximately 4:00pm.

    *Pullman Cairns International Hotel is often the pick-up location for this tour as it has a large portico entry where coaches can easily pick-up Cruise Ship passengers.  It is about 200 metres from the Cruise Liner Terminal.  It is only a very short walk. 

    GOOD NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.