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Kuranda in a Day

Train & Skyrail Daytrip!
  • Kuranda Village & Markets
  • Choice of times | Kuranda Boarding Pass
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Kuranda in a Day Tours

A2: Skyrail Up, Train Down  
FROM $123 per adult
A1: Train up, Skyrail down  
FROM $123 per adult

Kuranda in a Day Info


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

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
  • A1: Train Up, Skyrail Down

    • Departs Daily with Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches
    • Hotel pick-up from 7-8am or 8.15-9.15am
    • Kuranda Scenic Rail from Freshwater Station at 8.50am OR 9.50am
    • Approx 2.5 to 5 hours free time in Kuranda
    • Skyrail departs Kuranda at 1.45pm OR 3.30pm
    • Barron Falls & Red Peak Boardwalks
    • Transfer to hotel departs at 3.30pm or 5:20pm

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

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

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your scheduled time, board Skyrail for your 1.5hr journey to Smithfield. There are 2 stops en-route to explore Barron Falls and Red Peak Rainforest Boardwalks. 

    A2: Skyrail Up, Train Down

    • Departs Daily with Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches
    • Hotel pick-up from 8.15am
    • Coach transfer to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal
    • Skyrail departs at 9.45am
    • Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks
    • Approx 3 hours free time in Kuranda
    • Kuranda Scenic Rail at 2pm
    • Transfer to hotel at 3.30pm

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:  After check-in at Freshwater Station, transfer to Skyrail Smithfield where you board 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. Gold Class includes:

    • 9.55am departure from Freshwater Station to Kuranda
    • 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 décor, 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. 

    Djabugay Tours: ( Only available on the A2 9.45am Skyrail & Train combination ) The Djabugay Aboriginal Guided Tour at Barron Falls provides a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal history, language, culture, stories and traditions of the indigenous rainforest people through a personalised, small group [maximum 10 guests] on a 40 minute guided walking tour through the rainforest. Walk in the footsteps of the Djabugay people on our natural rainforest trails.

    Skyrail Diamond View Gondolas provides guests with 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)


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