Kuranda Train + Skyrail
Kuranda Train + Skyrail
Kuranda Train + Skyrail
- Later Cairns hotel pick-ups available
- Flexible departure times
Inc. all levies & taxes
Kuranda Train + Skyrail Info
Kuranda Train & Skyrail
This package combines Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for a full day tour experience. Please advise the number of hours free time in Kuranda in additional notes.
Train Up, Skyrail Down
- Pickup from accommodation (except for self-drive)
- Kuranda Scenic Rail from Freshwater Station at 8.50am OR 9.50am
- Free time in Kuranda
- Skyrail departs Kuranda
- Barron Falls & Red Peak Boardwalks
- Transfer to hotel or back to your car for self-drive
Skyrail Up, Train Down
Pickup from accommodation (except for self-drive)
Skyrail from Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to Kuranda
Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks
Free time in Kuranda
Kuranda Scenic Rail at 2pm or 3:30pm
Transfer to hotel or back to your car for self-drive
*Please advise your preferred times of travel on your booking request
Skyrail offers a range of coach departure times from Cairns City Hotels including 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am and 1:30pm. This option is ideal for people who prefer a late start or a half day tour. Experience this magical journey in your own time.
- 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 operates daily from 9am to 5.15pm with the last departure scheduled for 3.30pm (closed Christmas Day)
- Skyrail Canopy Cafe and retail shop located at the Smithfield Terminal is open from 8.00am.
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.
Your Skyrail experience will commence or conclude at either the Smithfield or Kuranda, depending on your direction of travel:
Skyrail Smithfield Terminal is a 15 minute drive from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas. Self-drive passengers will find Skyrail's location easily accessible with free car parking.
Skyrail Kuranda Terminal is located a short walk from the famous village of Kuranda.
Kuranda Scenic Railway:
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls.
- Allow approximately 1.5 hours for the journey
- 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 Freshwater Station or Kuranda Station, depending on your direction of travel:
Freshwater Connection - is the only Cairns departure point when booking this option. Situated in the suburb of Freshwater with views of the surrounding mountains, visitors can enjoy a hearty breakfast (extra cost) in authentic antique railway carriages. The Station also includes a railway museum, pioneer cottage, gift shop.
Departs 8:50am and 9:50am
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.
Departs: 2:00pm and 3:30pm (Gold Class carriage is on the 3:30pm departure)
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).
We recommend allowing yourself two to three hours in Kuranda.
How to Get There:
Coach Transfer: Skyrail runs a regular coach transfer service from most hotels in Cairns, the Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach & Palm Cove) and Port Douglas areas. If you require a coach transfer, please advise name of hotel in your booking request.
No transfers required: If you select "No transfers required" you will need to make your own way to the Freshwater Train Station in the morning and make your own way back from Skyrail Station at Smithfield in the afternoon. Or, vis versa if you are doing the tour the other way around. Freshwater Station is a pretty station with a museum and a coffee shop in a heritage train carriage. It is about a 20 minute drive from Cairns city. Skyrail Smithfield is about a 25 minute drive from Cairns city. It is not a saving to take a taxi or uber to and from these stations. The "No transfers required" option is designed for holiday makers who have family who are dropping them, and picking them up from each station.
Everything was well organised
Everything was well organised from pickup to drop off. The choice of tours enabled us to do something that fitted our holiday schedule perfectly. Many thanks.
Posted By Heidi Lerm
Cairns must do
If you do nothing else in Cairns, do this . So interesting and beautiful !
Posted By Nola
Enjoyed the skyrail ride. The train ride down was very crowded so preferred the skyrail as I was able to see more.
Posted By Dianne Maschke
Great day in Kuranda
Great trip-enjoyed the Skyrail/Scenic Railway and the Kuranda Village. If the train back could've been a bit faster though...
Posted By Ellen Lewis
Brilliant customer service from initial enquiry many months ago to the trips themselves
All at Travstar deserve a huge thanks xxxx
Posted By Paul Henton
A lovely outing for the day. Relaxing train ride up to Kuranda and a scenic ride down on the skyrail - beautiful! Kuranda was a lovely little town with plenty to see and do. Highly recommended.
Posted By Giselle Legg
Fabulous time had by all of us. The train was awesome and we learnt a lot from the dislogue. We did the boat too, Warren was a character and very informative. Views from the Skyrail were spectacular. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted By Lesley Bencsy
Had a wonderful day from the very start our pick up driver was very knowledgeable and friendly sky rail and train great experience , thats crossed of from bucket list , highly recommend this tour
Posted By Jeannette Browning
All organised for Cruiseship guests
The service prior to the actual event (ticketing, provision of itinerary etc) was faultless. When I gave the name of the ship on which we would be visiting the port, the customer service officer knew what time it would arrive and depart, and therefore which times to book us for. The excursion was very enjoyable, with no concerns about returning to the ship on time.
Posted By Beverley Booth
A tour not to be missed.
A tour not to be missed when in Cairns old growth forest cableway is fantastic!!!
Posted By Larry H.
Many thanks,very enjoyable
Posted By Grant & Valerie Catlin
Excellent trip. Picked up on time and returned with no problems. Thanks
Posted By Diane Punter
Very good day
Very nice experience. The lady serving in our compartment in the train was very helpful and accomodating. Thanks for making it a memorable experience. Both the train and sky rail offered great views and we are sure to cherish this trip for years to come. Kuranda was also fantabulous with the things in offer at such a small place. The Frog restaurants food was delicious. The staff concerned with the transfers to the hotel was also very cordial and helped reschedule our trip back home. It was a nice gesture to take the trouble of looking up and arranging for a pick up as we were 30 mins before time. All in all a very good day with family.
Posted By Shivaraj Iyer
The only negative I had was the train ride back was very long and very hot. Otherwise it was good and we enjoyed it.
Posted By MELISSA THOMAS
Great day out!
We had a great day out!
Posted By Wanda Davis
A great way to experience the rain forest region of North Qld and all of its wonders.
Posted By John English
highlight of our holiday.
This trip was the highlight of our holiday.
Posted By Susan Corbett
well coordinated for pick ups and drop off.
Posted By Christopher Dominy
It was a good day out.
It was a good day out. Not cheap, but worth it for all the views.
Posted By Rosalind Shieldhouse
Memories that will last forever.
An awe inspiring day with incredible scenery up and down the mountains. Leisure time in Kuranda with a wander along the riverbank, a magnificent home made hamburger and an icy cold pint to wash it down. Made memories for us that will last forever.
Posted By Alan Whelan
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We have told several people in the last few days that this is really a must see. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Posted By Robert Smith
Enjoyed the whole day
Despite it raining for most of the day we enjoyed the whole day. We took the trip up to Kuranda in the morning on the train the views were outstanding, spending around 4-5 hours in Kuranda itself, unfortunately the weather got worse in the afternoon so could not see too much on the journey down on the Skyrail, but staff were helpful and umbrellas available to visit the lookouts at each stop.
Posted By Colin Dickens
Enjoyed the day
We all enjoyed the day thanks we will recommend to our friends
Posted By Cynthia Phillips
Posted By Diane Knox
Lots of fun
Lots of fun; no stress day.
Posted By Jennie Dean
Love the friendliest of staff especially a very cool bus driver(pick up from accommodation)
Posted By Natalie Maxted
Great service. Awesome adventure. One of our 3 best experiences of a 7 week trip to the cape and back. Will definitely do it again. Cheers
Posted By Silvia Josling
Recommend this tour to everyone
My kids loved the skyrail and the aboriginal walking tour - would certainly recommend this tour to everyone
Posted By Alison C
I was most impressed with the support provided by Travstar. I had confused my booking date and they were really helpful in changing the day and providing all information I required. Thank you for helping us to ensure we were able to go on the tour.
Posted By Lyn Shepherd
Kuranda was great
Travstar were a great help in booking our trip to Kuranda and organising our pick up and drop off. Would recommend to others requiring their service.
Posted By Alan
Booking through Travstar was seamless
The booking through Travstar was seamless and easy. Everything the consultant said would happen did, with a great \\\"Far North Queensland\\\" smile.
Posted By John Delandro
Great experience being able to see the all the natural rainforest from the train and sky rail. Kuranda is a wonderful place to visit especially by sky rail and with the gold class upgrade just adds that extra benefit to the trip.
Posted By Malcolm Bruckner
Friendly and efficient
Friendly and efficient Travstar telephone staff and good follow up and documentation.
All ground transport and tour was without any problems.
I would certainly recommend Travstar for any Cairns tours.
Posted By Derek Ford
Views were fantastic.
The skyrail was awesome, kuranda was great & the train was great. The lady was very lovely bringing us something all the time on the train trip back.Views were fantastic.
Posted By Ann Cook
Well worth a trip
Well worth a trip, would recommend
Posted By Stuart Hendry
Great views over Cairns.
Great views over Cairns.
Posted By Pauline Spence
Another wonderful tour. Loved the views from cable cars and the steam train was wonderful.
Posted By Lisa Marsden
Highly recommend this to anyone
Posted By Alana Afrique
Posted By Tracie Nightingale
Great day out. It was good to get out in the rainforest and kuranda was lovely.
Posted By Jenny Monk
The whole trip was a wonderful experience which we will never forget.
Posted By Malcolm Bashford
A perfect day!!!
This trip was fantastic, we loved everything about it! The skyrail, the train and the information on the trails (and the walks). A perfect day!!!
Posted By Patricia Williams
What a view !
What a view ! Loved this even though I was quite nervous initially. One experience we will never forget
Posted By Fiona McQuie
A great day out
A great day out. Up on the skyrail, stopping at each station. Well worth the time, especially Baron Gorge and the Interactive Centre. 3 hours wandering the markets and having lunch. Return on the train. Lots of photo ops. Return transfer to Skyrail with a very funny bus driver. Easy.
Posted By Barb Knight
Skyrail was very good
Skyrail was very good
Bus to get there was very poor had to wait too
long and wasted time we could of had at the top.
Posted By Sherrylyn Falzon
We all had a great time! :)
Really impressed with the people who make these activities a breeze! From the hotel transfers to the workers on the Skyrail - thank you and we all had a great time! :)
Posted By Susan Wettenhall
The train ride was great
The train ride was great and the staff on the train were too. They even offered to take your photo with your camera if you wanted. The stop at the falls was great and it was running.
Posted By Sharon Righetti
Kuranda is a lovely, quaint town.
A very enjoyable day. The Skyrail trip is beautiful and Kuranda is a lovely, quaint town.
Posted By Peter Savage
This was really enjoyable. The best part was the gold class on the way back. Beth looked after us really well. Would do it this way again.
Posted By Sandra Glanville
Well organized and picturesque.
Posted By Michelle Davis
everything was organised .. so easy and will be using again & recommending to family & friends - thank you
Posted By Lesley Luke
The ride above the Rainforest was beautiful
The ride above the Rainforest was beautiful and we had a good time exploring Kuranda as well as the well-maintained stops along the way.
Posted By Carissa G
Train ride was magical!!
Amazing experience... Train ride was magical!!
Posted By Simone Grundy
Loved the skyrail trip up and the train ride down.
Loved the skyrail trip up and the train ride down. The village was small so not a whole lot to do.
Posted By Melissa Greeves
highly recommend the day
Our family had a fantastic day experiencing the different types of transport whilst taking in the amazing views. Kuranda had something to offer for our 4 and 6 year olds as well as my husband and I. We definately got value for our money. We would highly recommend the day.
Posted By Maria Micallef
stopped at all stations
Even though heavy rain meant we could not see much in either trip we stopped at all stations and walked and looked around. Staff were nice - giving umbrellas to use and pointing out different nature attractions - big spiders and peacock.
Posted By Donna Walmsley
Amazing transport choice to experience the rain forest. We took the Skyrail in and the train back to the city - both offering distinctive views and history. Highly recommended!
Posted By Abbey Wiltse
Smooth ride fantastic views, great staff.
Posted By Carol Jeffs
Really a wonderful experience
Really a wonderful experience, great gift shops at both ends of the stations. Gondolas come every 19 seconds so very efficient and each seats 6 people Great views. Nice friendly operators
Posted By Corinne Laurence
Very enjoyable & satisfying experience
Very enjoyable & satisfying experience with train ride to Kuranda and cable car back. If we had realised that our return trip was much shorter, we would have spent a longer, more leisurely time enjoying the market experiences in Kuranda.
Posted By Deirdri Costello
Amazing fun and the stops along the way were great.
Posted By Matthew & Tarene Doherty
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the skyrail and recommend the trip to others.
Posted By Yvonne Hall
skyrail both ways was great.
Sorry the Train was cancelled but the skyrail both ways was great.
Posted By Dave Orton
We all really enjoyed the sky rail.
Posted By Philomena Wright
worth every penny
We had a great day taking the skyrail up and then the train down. The staff were just great and the trip was worth every penny.
Posted By carol winfield with the brady bunch
Very good service when booking the trip and once we arrived at the Skyrail in Cairns. Fantastic views and a wonderful experience! We even met sailors from the American war ship Essex that was in town for a few days. They were impressed too!
Posted By Helen Traves-Halpin
We had a great time
We had a great time and everyone was most helpful. Thanks very much - we will loook forward to our next trip.
Posted By Jan Smith
We had the greatest experience. There was so much to see and do.
Posted By Wendy Stewart
a 'must do'
Excellent tourist asset. Will recommend it to others as a \\\"must do\\\"
Posted By Bob Green
high level of staff courtesy
The high level of staff courtesy was surprising. Very unusual to have all staff display such wonderful qualities.
Posted By Christine Friebel
This was our second time
This was our second time on Skyrail - our first was 100% as it was not peak season. Unfortunately this time was a little too crowded. We still loved the experience.
Posted By Leanne & Ivan Stephenson
Kuranda Train + Skyrail Rates
All prices shown in Australian Dollars
Prices valid from now until 31 March 2022
|Skyrail up & Train down||Adult||Children||Family||Enquire|
|Skyrail+Train+one way transfer Cairns hotel||$119||$60||$298||Book|
|Skyrail & Train + Cairns/Beaches hotel transfers||$131||$66||$328||Book|
|Train up & Skyrail down||Adult||Children||Family||Enquire|
|Train & Skyrail + Cairns/Beaches hotel transfers||$131||$66||$328||Book|
Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2022
|Kuranda Gold Class upgrade||$49|
|Skyrail Diamond View 1 Way | Adult||$22|
|Skyrail Diamond View 1 Way | Child||$11|
Child Age = 4-14 years
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