Skip The Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class And Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - Cairns

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup available from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels available - please ensure to choose the Cairns or Port Douglas option when booking. Contac.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda scenic railway. Be amazed at the views of the rainforest and Cairns' beautiful coastline as you glide along the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Have your camera handy as you travel on the Kuranda scenic railway, passing Stoney creek falls, Barron Falls and Horseshoe Bend. With plenty of free time to shop and to visit the wildlife exhibits in Kuranda, you'll enjoy the best of the region on this popular day trip.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Rail Tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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After pickup from your hotel in Cairns, the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, youll be driven in a comfortable coach to the Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda scenic railway departure point. Youll have your choice of taking the Skyrail in one direction and the Scenic Railway in the other direction, in the order that suits you.

On the Kuranda Skyrail, youll be amazed as you glide quietly just above the rainforest canopy in a comfortable 6-person gondola. There are two stations en route where you can enjoy a short walk to an interpretive center and to lookouts with spectacular views of the rainforest, the Coral Sea and the Cairns Highlands. At the stops, rangers can answer any questions you may have about the region.

Youll travel with extra comfort on the Kuranda scenic railway in Gold Class, which includes an ambiance-filled cedar car with lounge-style chairs, timber flooring and historical photographs. During the journey, your host will offer snacks and beverages including sparkling Australian wine, tea and coffee. Youll also receive a Kuranda scenic railway gift pack with a badge, pen, postcard, postage and souvenir trip guide.

Rising from sea level to 1076 feet (328m), the journey to Kuranda passes through World Heritage-listed rainforest, skirting spectacular waterfalls and the awe-inspiring Barron Gorge. Upon arrival in the village of Kuranda, youll find a variety of attractions and shopping to explore for the day with ample free time.

Choose to browse the heritage markets; grab some food in one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense); or see the wildlife at the Australian butterfly sanctuary, Birdworld, or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). There are many options for you to do as much or as little as you like on your Kuranda day trip.

Upon return, your coach will transfer you to your accommodation.


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


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Wheelchair accessible

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Feb-2020

    We took the train up to Kuranda and Sky Rail. Both trips were exceptional. Walking around Kuranda was interesting. We were in the Gold Class which was great. Service of food and drink was very good

  • 05-Feb-2020

    It was worth going, but was basically a shuttle to the train ride and back from the cable ride. Nothing else was included. I would see what the cost to get there and back would be and base your decision on that. But both rides were pretty cool, especially the train ride. I would take the train up and Gondola back.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Fantastic day all round. Well organised and gold class well worth the extra cost as drink on arrival at station welcome. Service by Luke on the train and unlimited drinks and snacks made the fab views from the train a perfect day.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    A brilliant day from start to finish - boarded the train at the station and we had paid extra for gold class enjoying beer wine and tasty nibbles for the 90 mins on board. The views were stunning from the train and a stop to see the waterfalls - we then disembarked in Kuranda where we had around 2 hours to see the market stalls and shops and we also went to see the Koala Park. Our trip back to our coach was down the cable car - a 45 minute journey over the rainforest - there are also a couple of stops where you can get off for pictures and back down to the coach park . A brilliant day and a must do if in the area

  • 14-Jan-2020

    Lovely trip, pay the extra and do skip the line train ride. Better seats, coffee, alcohol drinks, muffins, rolls, cookies, souvenir pen, mango ice shorbert. Very good service. Cable car down was beautiful and different from going up on the train. Not much to do once you are at the top in Kuranda but eat or shop but overall a very nice experience.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    Enjoyable but expensive. I would have liked more time in kuranda . The upgrade to gold class wasn't worth the money

  • 17-Dec-2019

    We booked the Gold Class and were really treated like royalty. It started with a dedicated waiting area, where we received a Mocktail. Upon boarding the train, we were shown to our luxury seats. The hostess was very attentive and informative throughout. Lovely food and drinks. The train journey is amazing. We had some time in Kurunda which is a lovely little town. The Cable Car journey was also an amazing experience with fantastic views. We stopped at both viewing points on the way down. A great experience, I would highly recommend booking the Gold Class for an extra special experience.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    This was a lovely experience. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to take a leisurely train ride up the mountain.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    The railway was awesome, superb first class service and informative commentary by our host. Once we arrived, we took the river cruise where were able to see a number of turtles, fish and several freshwater crocodiles. The problem was that once we did that we had very little time left. We managed to squeeze in the koala encounter and then it was time to head back to catch the Skyrail down to our bus. It’s a good trip but not enough time at the top.

  • 09-Oct-2019

    We went up on the train and the service was excellent. Carriage plush, endless wine and a cheery hostess pointing out the viewpoints. The tickets only allowed 2 hours at Kuranda which was a bit short for us but helpful staff at the Skyrail phoned through to rebook us and reschedule our hotel drop off at the end of the day. Lovely memorable trip

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