Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip From Port Douglas

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Tour departs from Port Douglas hotels between: Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - 7:00am and 8:00am Sky/Rail - 8:00am and 8:45am Rail/Sky - 7:00am and 7:45am Rail/Sky/Tjapukai - 8:00am and 8:45am R.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available from selected Port Douglas hotels. Please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.
  • 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.


Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Port douglas. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.


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  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Start your day traveling to Kuranda either by coach or aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. On arrival you'll have free time to shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants/cafes (additional cost). Maybe you prefer a wildlife encounter at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost).

Later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for one of the world's most beautiful rainforest experiences. As you glide over the rainforest canopy, take advantage of two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center.

There are many options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you like. Choose from:

  • Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours)
  • Sky/Rail - Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours)
  • Rail/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8.5 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    with buffet lunch (10 hours)


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Glide over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. Hear the birds singing and smell the fresh scent of the rainforest as you effortlessly and silently skim just meters above the rainforest canopy in a six-person gondola. Enjoy unbeatable views from the rainforest to the reef as you pass over the peak of the mountain range.

The 7.5 kilometer Skyrail has two stops along the way where you can hop out and explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks, scenic look-outs and in the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre. See why the award-winning Skyrail is considered a world leader in eco-tourism, providing you with a truly unique rainforest experience available no where else in the world.

Kuranda Scenic Railway
The world famous railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. The onboard commentary will help you discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800's, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway.

Begin at Freshwater Station where you'll have time to have breakfast at the cafe or explore the small museum. Board the train to begin your One hour and 45 minute journey through the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Cross the impressive Stoney Creek Bridge and stop for photos at Barron Gorge.

At the end of you Kuranda Scenic Rail ride you'll arrive at Kuranda Station, world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world. The heritage-listed buildings blend with the tropical surrounds providing a relaxed environment to enjoy.

Rainforestation Nature Park
Experience indigenous culture, Australian native wildlife and World Heritage listed rainforest all on one site at the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Set on 100 acres (40 hectares) in the midst of World Heritage rainforest, this unique tourist attraction features a variety of activities the whole family will love.

Board the Army Duck for a different look at the rainforest and some of its inhabitants. Your amphibious Duck travels over land and water to take you into the heart of the rainforest. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park and come face to face with some of Australia's most cuddly creatures. The Dreamtime Walk is your introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture. Try your hand at boomerang throwing and watch as the Pamagirri Dancers display the humor and excitement of their native dance.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
A short walk from the Skyrail, you can experience indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. discover Australia's ancient culture through theatre, stage shows and demonstrations. See how the musicians coax out the sounds of dingoes, birds and learn the secrets of the circular breathing technique you will need to master to be a true didgeridoo player.

Have you ever used a Woomera to throw a spear? Throw a traditional returning boomerang and have your photo taken with a Tjapukai performer. The dance theatre is set in a natural forest amphitheatre and featuring a live performance celebrating traditional Tjapukai corroborees and song. The Creation Theatre tells the story of the Tjapukai people with live performers interacting with giant holograms.

You can also choose to include buffet lunch at the fully licensed restaurant.


One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda Scenic Railway (if option selected)

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)

Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)

Hotel pickup and drop off

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park

Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway


Food and drinks, unless specified

Kuranda Scenic Railway (if option not selected)

Tjapukai (if option not selected)

Birdworld entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult, AUD9.50/child)

Butterfly Sanctuary entrance (approx. AUD20.00/adult, AUD10.00/child)

Kuranda Koala Gardens entrance (approx. AUD19.00/adult and AUD9.50/child)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Kuranda Levy of AUD$1.00 per person is payable direct on the day of travel

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Mar-2019

    The cable car ride was fantastic, it was long, smooth, relaxing and so beautiful looking down to the Rainforest. We made several stops on the way to Kuranda Villages and got to see a very straight and tall tree called “the king of the forest”, he is majestic. We also saw the Barren Falls running like a bride’s veil. Riding the old train coming down was fun too. It gives you that sense of nostalgia inside the wood benched box while slowly moving through the green oxygen bar on both sides. A wonderful day visiting this gigantic rainforest that survived the Ice Age.

  • 01-Aug-2017

    This tour was a great way to see Cairns, Baron Falls and Kuranda from a different perspective.

  • 14-Nov-2015


  • 17-Oct-2015

    Excellent trip from start to finish. Loved the cable car ride and the beautiful views.

  • 30-Dec-2014

    Amazing experience. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Even the food was great. Would definitely recommend

  • 30-Dec-2014

    Absolutely fantastic day out. Faultless!

  • 27-Jan-2014

    Great trip! The Skyrail was OK but the afternoon with the duck tour, the visit to the zoo and the show of the aborigenes was great.

  • 26-Oct-2013

    A fabulous way to visit this beautiful rainforest! Both the train experience and the skyrail experience were amazing!

  • 22-May-2009

    An interesting day out. The Skyrail and the railway are excellent journeys.

  • 12-Oct-2008


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