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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Kuranda Koala Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Barron Gorge National Park
    Barron Falls
  • 5
    Birdworld Kuranda
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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Highlights
  • Gold Class service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Spectacular views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Skip-the-line tickets: no time wasted queuing
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns or Port Douglas
What to Expect
After pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Using your skip-the-tickets, hop straight aboard, and take your seats in the comfortable Gold Class carriages. On the journey, gaze out over the magnificent landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park, with its dense rain forest, dramatic gorges, and tumbling waterfalls. As you take in the views, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the provided tea, coffee, and snacks. On arrival, enjoy free time to browse the shops or purchase lunch in Kuranda village, learn more about the region’s indigenous heritage at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (optional, own expense), or spot kangaroos and koalas in the Rainforestation Nature Park (optional, own expense). Return to Cairns via a thrilling ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, including two stops at viewing stations along the way, where you can enjoy a firsthand view of the rain forest, following purpose-built boardwalks. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway ride in Gold Class
  • One way by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise if you are using a Wheelchair. Both Skyrail & Scenic Rail have maximum dimensions they can take.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
205Reviews
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ShaneaLawson wrote a review Jan 2021
Sunshine Coast, Australia26 contributions1 helpful vote
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The scenic railway is the best, I accidentally booked gold class & what a happy accident that was! We booked it through Down Under Tours who offer to pick you up from Cairns and take you to the terminal (we drove to the terminal from Cairns). We opted for the train ride up to
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Response from DUTsales, Director of Sales at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hi Shanea, Awesome review, love your detail and you can clearly see you enjoyed the day. Thanks again for sharing.
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Shantaria R wrote a review Oct 2020
Leesburg, Virginia63 contributions4 helpful votes
We took the scenic railway both ways and upgraded to gold class. The scenery was beautiful, the service was phenomenal, and we enjoyed the food.
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Hi shantariar, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are so glad to hear that you had a great experience on the Kuranda Scenic Rail's Gold Class service! It is definitely a great way to experience this historic rail journey. At Down Under Tours, we don't offer travelling on the Kuranda Scenic Rail both ways, however this can be booked directly with the Kuranda Scenic Rail itself. We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe Travels, The DUT Team
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Ross B wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane Region, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely a great day out. Cute railway stations and Kuranda township. Great service on Gold Class train and what wonderful scenery. Finished it off with amazing views from Sky Rail Gondolas and from the two stops on the way down.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Hi Ross B, Thank you for your review - we are so happy to hear that you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and the Scenic Rail's Gold Class service. We agree that the upgrade to Gold Class is a fantastic experience! Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Safe Travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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ATL-travel71 wrote a review Apr 2020
Dacula, Georgia532 contributions170 helpful votes
We took the train up the mountain with the gold ticket and the Skyway cable down with the glass bottom upgrade. Both upgrades were worth it in our opinion, but make sure you don't eat before your train ride as they give you multiple courses during the train ride. The upgraded
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Hi ATL-travel71, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Rail, and chose to upgrade to both the Gold Class on the Scenic Rail, and Diamond View on the Skyrail. Gold Class includes a number of drinks and local snacks on the Rail Journey so make sure to not fill up too much on food before hand as you mentioned :) Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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Loretta S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Up to Kuranda on the Skyrail-stunning views & a spectacular way to see the vastness of the rainforest. The Kuranda township is very touristy & seemed run down. It needs a facelift, but Birdworld was definitely worth a visit. The return journey on the Scenic Railway Gold Class
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Hi lorettas777, Thank you for your review – we are glad to hear you had a great day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Gold Class of the Scenic Rail! We would definitely agree that Gold Class is well worth the upgrade. Thank you again, and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
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About the operator

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By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours
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A great day to experience
What a great day. The bus was on time to collect us and the driver Neil was extremely informative on the way to dro
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Camilla v
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Fabulous day out from Port Douglas
Took this day trip with Daniel from Port Douglas accomodation. Picked up on time in a clean and new bus. Air con
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LachlanDavies1
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Experience of a lifetime!!
Was an amazing day! Learnt soo much, the big croc feed was unreal! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide to a
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MichelleH_LenD
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Brilliant Day Out
Our family really enjoyed the experience and each place is well worth visiting. It’s something we’ll always remembe
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deboraheF2717FZ
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Booking not efficient enough
Very disappointed that at the end of a great day we couldn’t get the bus back to sky rail. No one told us you have
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shereem883
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Awesome Crocodile Experiences
We had an unforgettable day at Hartley's. It all started with an awesome breakfast with a Koala named Daisy and a k
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Brien J
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Great for the Family
Very family friendly. The train is a modern engine pulling antique carriages up the mountain on a wonderful scenic
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amysdavis
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Another awesome visit to Hartley’s!
We have been to Hartley’s quite a few times now, each visit has been faultless. Bringing our toddler for his very
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247kellil
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Wonderful Day out
Daniel took us on a fabulous tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. He is an amazing guide - very knowledgeable
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ashleef2019
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Immersive, informative and fun
Tour was excellently led by guide Daniel, who was extremely charismatic and knowledgeable, making for an awesome da
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KWilcock
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Kuranda Scenic Railway
Wonderful day, only found out skycable wasn't working in November, just before we departed for holiday. Train was s
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kirstenhD7338ZK
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Where the forest meets the sea
We had an all round wonderful day. Daniel our tour guide was the ultimate professional ~a funny, very informative/
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nathanlQ1672JR
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Kuranda
The Sky Rail is a must do, views were amazing, took the train up, was a great day all around. Booked through Downun
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nickiwi14
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Educational
Had a great day visiting. The team are very informative, especially around the management plan they have helped in
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marden85
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Great train ride through beautiful scenery
The train trip is fantastic and the commentary informative and entertaining. The scenery on the way up to Kuranda i
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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