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Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch

Destination: Kuranda Village, Scenic Railway, Rainforestation Nature Park & Skyrail Cableway
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Port Douglas Daily from 8.00am
Returns: Cairns Daily at 5.30pm, Northern Beaches at 6.00pm and Port Douglas at 6.30pm

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Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Classic Experience - Train & Skyrail Tour with Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
The Tour

This day tour commences with collection from your accommodation in Cairns before your board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a breathtaking one and a half hour journey through the rainforest clad mountains and stunning Barron River Gorge where eventually you will arrive into tropical Kuranda Village Station. Once in Kuranda you will enjoy some free time to explore the quaint village like atmosphere including the world famous Kuranda markets.

After enjoying your free time inclusion in Kuranda Village, it’s on to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage Rainforest. Here a collection of unique experiences awaits you. Ride an amphibious Army Duck through the rainforest, where an experienced driver/guide will explain the mysteries of the ancient ferns and trees and spot a variety of native fauna normally difficult to see. Meander through the Tropical Fruit Orchard featuring over 40 local and international exotic, tropical fruit trees. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park and come face to face with Crocodiles, hand feed Barramundi, Kangaroos and Wallabies. There is also the opportunity to view other native species, including Rainforest Pythons, Cassowaries and Dingoes. You may also take the opportunity to cuddle a Koala and have your photograph taken (optional expense).

In the rainforest amphitheatre witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers. The amphitheatre is a totally natural setting - no special effect or lighting is used - the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music! The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Island culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons and spear throwing.

Included in your day is a delicious tropical BBQ lunch, which includes a hot buffet selection as well as a wide selection of salads, cheeses and tropical fruits.

At the end of your fun filled experience at Rainforestation Nature Park we will return to Cairns from Kuranda Village via the Skyrail ‘Rainforest Cableway’! Here you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of pristine World Heritage Rainforest with two stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak stations. At each stop the friendly Skyrail staff will help you disembark your Gondolas to enjoy the spectacular boardwalks that descend into the pristine rainforest. At the end of your journey, an air-conditioned coach awaits you, to transfer you back to accommodation after an enjoyable day!

Tour Includes
  • Return coach transfers from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches or Port Douglas based accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway including tunnels, bridges, Stoney Creek & Barron Falls
  • Kuranda Village with free time to wander through the picturesque willage in the Rainforest & explore Kuranda Markets
  • Coach transfer to award winning Rainforestation Nature Park 
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour, travel deep into the rainforest as your guide explains different species of flora & fauna
  • Tropical Fruit Orchard, see a variety of tropical fruits that the tropics region in renown for 
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience including Pamagirri Dancers, Dreamtime Walk, Boomerang, Spear-throwing & Didgeridoo playing
  • A delicious Menu Selection Lunch at Rainforestation's Restaurant in the Rainforest 
  • Koala & Wildlife Park, join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary & hand feed kangaroos & wallabies with the opportunity to have your photograph taken cuddling a koala (optional extra)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, glide over the canopy of pristine World Heritage Rainforest with stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations before returning to Cairns
Intineary for Cairns City Departures 8.30am - Travel Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls
10.30am - Arrive Kuranda Railway Station. On arrival, please make your way straight up to the coach parking area. Food, drinks and toilets are only 5 minutes away. Your Driver Guide will meet you and direct you to your coach for your transfer to the village. Wander through Kuranda Village, the picturesque Village in the Rainforest. A must see is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary - receive a 10% discount off your entry fee. Marvel at the largest butterfly flight aviary in the country, with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens. View hundreds of butterflies including the famous electric blue Ulysses and Australia’s largest butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing.
11.45am - Rainforestation - Your tour includes:

  • Menu Lunch. Enjoy a delicious menu selection lunch at Rainforestation's Restaurant in a setting overlooking the rainforest 
  • 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 perform in the rainforest amphitheatre, then join the Dreamtime Walk learn to throw a boomerang and watch didgeridoo playing.
  • Koala & Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You’ll have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).

3.45pm - Transfer to Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal for 4pm boarding. The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Stationand Barron Falls Station.
5.15pm Your Coach will be at the Cairns Railway Station to transfer you back to your accommodation. Please tell your Driver Guide if you do not require a transfer
Itinerary for Cairns Northern Beaches & Port Douglas Departures 8.30am - Transfer to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Caravonica Terminal
9.30am - Depart Caravonica Skyrail Terminal. The 7.5km journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station.  On arrival in Kuranda, you can catch the free shuttle bus to the markets and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, where you are entitled to a 10% discount off your entry fee. Alternatively, you may choose to walk into the Kuranda Village for your free time. Any other entries or expenditures in Kuranda Village are at own expense.
10.30am - Please be at the bus stop outside the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary to transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park.
11.15am Rainforestation. Your tour includes:

  • Menu Lunch. Enjoy a delicious menu selection lunch at Rainforestation's Restaurant in a setting overlooking the rainforest
  • 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 perform in the rainforest amphitheatre, then join the Dreamtime Walk Learn to throw a boomerang and watch didgeridoo playing.
  • Koala & Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You’ll have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra).

3.00pm Transfer to Kuranda Railway Station. Please present your sticker at the Kuranda Railway Station to receive your ticket for the train
3.30pm Kuranda Scenic Rail departs. The scenic rail journey takes 1 ¾ hours and travels right through to the Cairns Railway Station
5.15pm Your Coach will be at the Cairns Railway Station to transfer you back to your accommodation. Please tell your Driver Guide if you do not require a transfer

Rates - Valid From 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns City - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Adult AU$235.00
  • Child AU$118.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$588.00

Updated Dates of Operation: 
  • Operates 3 Days a Week on Thu, Fri, & Sat from 01st of Sep 2021 through to the 30th of Nov 2021
  • Operates 7 Days a Week from 26th of June 2021 to the 01st of April 2022

Train & Skyrail Close Out Dates:  The Kuranda Classic Experience is unavailable on the following dates:
  • 05th of Dec, 06th of Dec & 25th of Dec 2021 * Please contact us to discuss alternate Train & Coach itinerary options for these dates if required** 
With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns Northern Beaches - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Adult AU$265.00  ** Please Contact to Book Northern Beaches departures during Covid19 period ** 
  • Child AU$133.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$673.00

Updated Dates of Operation: Updated Dates of Operation: This tour is currently not available with return coach transfers from Cairns Northern Beaches but is available as a 'Self Drive Option' - Please email or call us for additional information
With Return Coach Transfers From Port Douglas - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Adult AU$295.00   ** Please Contact to Book Port Douglas departures during Covid19 period **
  • Child AU$148.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$763.00

Updated Dates of Operation: Updated Dates of Operation: This tour is currently not available with return coach transfers from Cairns Northern Beaches but is available as a 'Self Drive Option' - Please email or call us for additional information
What To Bring
  • Casual clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, bottle of drinking water and camera, as well as a little additonal spending money for the purchase of snacks, drinks and souvenirs which are available for purchase in Kuranda Village and at Rainforestation 
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