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Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch

Destination: Kuranda Village, Scenic Railway, Butterfly Sanctuary, 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 Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation Nature Park & Lunch
  • Kuranda Ultimate - Train & Skyrail Tour with Butterfly Sanctuary, 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 – entry and a guided tour of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is included.

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 have a Koala 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 lunch. Enjoy a delicious menu selection lunch at Rainforestation's Restaurant in a lovely setting overlooking the rainforest 

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 accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway including tunnels, bridges, Stoney Creek & Barron Falls
  • Kuranda Village with free time to explore Kuranda Markets
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Australia's largest butterfly flight aviary with a guided tour through the landscaped gardens
  • Transfer to wward winning Rainforestation Nature Park 
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience 
  • A delicious Menu Selection Lunch at Rainforestation's Restaurant in a lovely rainforest setting 
  • Koala & Wildlife Park - join a guided tour, and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and 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
Intinerary for Cairns 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.  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. Browse through the many shops and local markets, which offer a full range of local handicrafts, souvenirs and gifts.
11.00am - Enter Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. 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 - Meet at Australian Butterfly Sancturary for your transfer to Rainforestation. Your Rainforestation 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 Terminal for your 4.00pm boarding. The 7.5km Skyrail journey takes 30 – 40 minutes, however we recommend you spend time at the two stations enroute: Red Peak Station and 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. The 7.5 km 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 from outside Skyrail or take the short walk into the Kuranda Village.
10.30am - Enter Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. 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.
11.15am - Enter Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. 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 - Meet at Australian Butterfly Sancturary for your transfer to 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 this itinerary to 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. *Do not disembark at Freshwater 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$251.00
  • Child AU$126.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$628.00

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 Ultimate Experience is unavailable on the following dates:
  • 06th of Dec, 07th 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$281.00  ** Please Contact to Book Northern Beaches departures during Covid19 period **
  • Child AU$141.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$713.00

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$311.00  **** Please Contact to Book Port Douglas departures during Covid19 period **** 
  • Child AU$156.00 (4 –14 years of age)
  • Family Package (2 adults & 2 children aged 4 –14 years of age) AU$803.00

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, camera and some spending money for the purchase of snacks, drinks and souvenirs which are available for purchase throughout the day. 

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