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Kuranda Skyrail & Train for Cruise Ship passengers, Yorkeys Knob:
Skyrail offers coach departures from Yorkeys Knob Marina for Cruise Ship passengers who are on ships moored at sea off Yorkeys Knob. There is a sea transfer from the Cruise Ship into Yorkeys Knob Marina.
From here a Skyrail coach will meet you and transfer you to Skyrail. We suggest allowing up to 1.5 hours for the Skyrail journey. This includes free time at each of the two stations to wander through the Rainforest. It is possible to complete the Skyrail journey in less time if you do not get off at one of the stations or cut down time at each station.
The Kuranda Train departs Kuranda at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. The 2:00pm departure fits well with the Cruise Ship passengers schedule. This departure will have you down at the Freshwater Railway Station at 3:30pm for your coach departure back to Yorkeys Knob in time for your transfer vessel departure back to your Cruise Ship.
Freshwater Railway Station is very pretty and features a small museum and a coffee shop.
Coach pick-up from Yorkeys Knob Marina
Skyrail from Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to Kuranda
Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks
Free time in Kuranda
Kuranda Scenic Rail at 2pm
Transfer to Yorkeys Knob Marina
Skyrail coaches will meet all pre-booked passengers for this tour. Once confirmed we keep an eye on the Cruise Ship arrival time and ask guests to communicate once they are on the tender. The usual departure time from Yorkeys Knob once guests are off the tender is arranged to fit your ship timings.
- Travel in a 6 person gondola cabin with panoramic views as you glide above the rainforest canopy on the amazing 7.5km journey.
- Gondolas leave the station continuously; bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals
- One-way Skyrail Experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete
- Skyrail is located at the Smithfield
You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations (Red Peak & Barron Falls) for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.
Plan to spend 20-30 minutes at the two Rainforest mid-stations:
Barron Falls: Enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.
Red Peak: Lush rainforest surroundings including the towering 400 year-old Kauri Pine. Interpretive boardwalk tour with Skyrail Ranger available throughout the day.
Kuranda Scenic Railway:
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. The journey includes an English commentary and all passengers receive a commentary companion which includes information on the history of the railways construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda.
Your Train experience will commence at Kuranda Station.
Kuranda Station - is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world.
Freshwater Connection - is where your train journey will finish. Situated in the nearby suburb of Freshwater with views of the surrounding mountains. The Station features a railway museum, pioneer cottage, gift shop.
This ‘Village in the Rainforest’ has numerous attractions including a butterfly sanctuary, a colourful bird aviary, koala park, walking tracks and a diverse range of markets (open every day from 9am to 3pm), shops, cafes and restaurants (extra costs).
I booked our trip from the UK and Travstar were very good about communicating. Our journey on the train to Kuranda [Gold Class] was excellent. Unfortunately the skyrail did not operate because of high winds. The Skyrail staff were extremely unorganised with regard to getting everyone onto a coach. The saving grace was when an Englishman organised about 100 people into a queque!! Then a fair system was in place for everyone to get down from the mountain.
Posted By Jane
Everything went smoothly
Everything went smoothly and as outlined in the itinerary. Was cost effective compared to the options offered by the cruise company. So we were all happy! Thank you.
Posted By Anna H
Seamless, Thank you so much
seamless from start to finish. Thank-You so much. Will definitely look you up again on our next trip up north. I have already recommended your company to relatives that will be traveling to Port Douglas in the near future. Kind regards: M & C Wandel.
Posted By Mark Wandel
Cruise Ship Passenger - Yorkey's Knob
Picked up from ship on time and taken to tour via bus. Good service.
Posted By Laurene Tagg
A great day
Everything happened as it was supposed to, from the bus waiting at the pier when we got off the tender to getting us back to the ship in plenty of time for sailing. Very professional service & we had a great day, thankyou.
Posted By Pamela Tomlin
Great day Trip
Skyrail - Efficient transfers with precise instructions.
Posted By Denzil Miao
Great Day Trip
Our group of six people really enjoyed the Skyrail and Kuranda Train. I had booked this quite awhile before we did it from New-Zealand and was really happy when everything went off without a hitch. Thanks
Posted By Tanya McIntyre
Excellent tour and arranged without any hassles. Instruction were clear and time exactly as the itinerary had layed out. Thanks once again.
Posted By Brett Batson
Posted By Susan Greer
Such a great experience.
Such a great experience. Friendly staff. Well worth the money. Would recommend everyone to do this trip at least once in their lifetime.
Posted By Donna Joy
Very good tour
Very good tour for cruise ship guests!
Skyrail & Kuranda really nice, but Kuranda Train gets boring sometimes.
Posted By Ingo
You offered and provided an excellent service especially as we arrived earlier and were able to get the earlier pickup for the skyrail.
Posted By Sharon
Would recommend and use your service again.
Posted By Maria Learbuch
The combined tour was fantastic
The combined tour was fantastic, made more special buy our interpretive guide. More time at Kuranda wou ld have been nice, but when you are on a cruise ship schedule, time is not your own. Great day out!!!
Posted By Peter Grierson
Great trip arranged by Gene. thanks for a great time and smooth service.
Posted By Robert Davies
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