Kuranda Day Trip From Cairns By Scenic Railway And Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

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Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning rainforestation Army Duck Rainforest Tour with an experienced tour guide. You'll travel to Kuranda by Kuranda Scenic Railway and return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

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Start your day with a journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, journeying up the mountain to the village of Kuranda. The historic railroad rises from sea level to 328 meters and passes through ancient rainforest, providing you with incredible views of Cairns and the coast. Look out for waterfalls, and enjoy the stop at the breathtaking Barron Gorge.

Enjoy a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck over land and through water. The friendly and informative Duck Captains will identify and explain the flora and fauna of some of the worlds oldest rainforest.

You will finish your day with a return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, travelling in comfortable 6-person gondolas just metres above the rainforest canopy. The cableway spans 7.5 kilometers passing over the rainforest and Barron River as it makes its way down to Cairns. Enjoy two rest stops offering the opportunity to explore the rainforest at ground level, as well as views over the Barron Falls and the famed Red Peak Station, before arriving in Cairns.

Inclusions for Kuranda Day Trip From Cairns By Scenic Railway And Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Kuranda Day Trip From Cairns By Scenic Railway And Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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11 reviews by the users

  • This basically becomes a self guided tour but all transport is covered beautifully scenery from the train and sky rail
    Do it

  • Excellent day with breath taking scenery. Skyrail amazing. Army Duck tour very interesting and worth doing. Only slight moan was a bit too much time to wander in Kuranda after doing some shopping.

  • First of all this is an all-day experience and worth the cost. This is the chance to see the Kuranda area by railroad and realize just how difficult it was to build the whole thing. The Army Duck Rainforest Tour could have been longer. We would have enjoyed riding the duck more. But the Skyrail was just plain awesome!!! And what made it even better is that you can stop at two places and get off and take your time to see the area. Great fun!!!

  • This is a must for any tourist or even residents. Wonderful experience to see the beauty of Kuranda rainforest by rail and skyway. So much beauty in every turn. The duck tour was a wonderful experience. We saw native plants, tour guide explaned what they were used for, oh so much information but worth knowing it all. It was also wonderful to visit the different shops. Had to control myself not to buy a lot of things I liked. Thought of my luggage weight. Skyrail was awesome, we were so high up in the air, horizon was beautiful, forest floor was awesome and we had a chance to gey off the gondola to walk in some areas of the rainforest. We had light sweater just in case it gets cool.

  • Beautiful and fun trip

  • Fantastic tour and experience. I would recommend this tour to everyone going to Cairns

  • The train ride to the rainforest was not all that spectacular as it was advertised. The rainforest itself was mediocre. We took a duck tour through the rainforest but didn't really see much other than a few types of ferns! Our duck also broke down and we had to change the duck in the middle of a pond. The cable car ride down from the hill top was scenic and was the highlight of our trip. Would not do it again.

  • This was a very interesting tour. The narrow gauge railway was very scenic, but the duck ride was especially fun! We didn't know those existed, and it was good to see those vehicles from World War II being recycled.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • The Tor by Train and Skyrail was ok. The stop in Kuranda was a boring stay as there is absolutely nothing to do than shopping in expensive tourist shops even the shops at the airport are not so expensive. The Army Duck Tour was very poor: a very short tour with a lot of stops on a prepared road and not a really offroad Rainforest tour i assume this was not more than 2km.
    There are other tours which are much better!!

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