Classic Kuranda: Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation

Duration | 10 hours (Approx.)
Mobile Ticket OK

View the rainforest as you ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda. Leisurely explore Kuranda, the famous 'village in the rainforest'. Ride an amphibious Army Duck through the rainforest, visit the koalas, kangaroos and other critters at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Learn about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. After a classic Aussie barbecue lunch, return to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.


  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Free time to Explore Kuranda Village
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Tropical BBQ buffet Lunch
  • Army Duck Experience
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Experience
  • Wildlife Park
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Barron Falls & Red Peak Boardwalks
  • Accommodation Transfers

Cairns Transfers Option
8:30am Train Up | Rainforestation & Lunch | 3:45 Skyrail Down

  • 08:30am | Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 10:15am | Arrive Kuranda Railway Station
  • 11:45am | Rainforestation Experience
  • 03:45pm | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • 05:15pm | Cairns Accommodation Transfer

Port Douglas & Palm Cove Transfers Option
9:30am Skyrail Up | Rainforestation & Lunch | 3:30 Train Down

  • 09:30am | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • 11:00am | Arrive Kuranda 
  • 11:45am | Rainforestation Experience
  • 03:30pm | Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • 05:15pm | Cairns Accommodation Transfer

Kuranda Scenic Railway
Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls.

Kuranda Village
You will have time to wander through the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. Markets operate daily. Any other entries or expenditures in Kuranda Village are at own expense.

Rainforestation Nature Park
Please meet at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary for your transfer to Rainforestation and experience.

  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
    Travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
    Watch the Pamagirri Dancers and join the Dreamtime Walk - learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing.
  • BBQ Lunch - Enjoy a delicious hot buffet and a wide selection of salads, cheeses and fruits.
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
    Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station.





Carol McAndrew

Awesome excursion. highly recommend it. kuranda is a very quaint village. loved it and the people are very warm and friendly.


Debra Geers

Rod, the bus driver was fantastic. All activities were excellent. Thank you.


Zoe Ellis

Excellent trip, had everything covered and take care of so made for an easy day!


Jeff Irons

Definitely a must do when visiting cairns. We will be back and recommending to all our friends & family.

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The Kuranda Train departs twice daily from Freshwater Station. 8:50am & 9:50am. If you choose the self drive option you will need to drive to Skyrail in Smithfield to meet the shuttle bus that will take you to Freshwater Station. If you require hotel transfers you will be picked up and taken directly to Freshwater station