Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation
from AUD $284.90
Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage Rainforest. Experience the largest flight aviary in Australia at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the award-winning Rainforestation including Army Duck tour, the Koala and Wildlife Park, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, the world-famous sumptuous Aussie BBQ buffet lunch, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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In Brief

Cairns, Australia
10 hours
Daily except Christmas Day
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through the mountains and the rainforest to Kuranda Village.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Barron Falls, Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda, Queensland Australia

Hop off the Kuranda Scenic Rail and enjoy breathtaking views of the Barron Falls before continuing to Kuranda

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kuranda, Kuranda, Queensland

Enjoy a coach transfer to Kuranda village where you can browse the famous Kuranda markets and shops, which offer a range of local goods and souveniers.m

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Explore the largest flight aviary in Australia at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, with over 1500 butterflies fluttering freely around you. Visit the Breeding Laboratory and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rainforestation Nature Park, Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4872 Australia

Enjoy a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can

Rainforestation includes:

BBQ Buffet Lunch

Army Duck Rainforest Tour- 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 world’s oldest rainforest.

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience- learn about the world's oldest surviving culture. Watch the Pamagirri Dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheatre. Enjoy the Dreamtime Walk and learn how to throw a boomerang. Watch a spear throwing and didgeridoo presentation.

Koala & Wildlife Park- Get up close to a number of iconic Australian animals including wombats, snakes, dingoes and the endangered Cassowary and Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo. Join a guided tour or browse at your own leisure.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878 Australia

Travel on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over pristine rainforest, with the canopy just metres beneath you. Stop at the Barron Falls and Red Peak stations and enjoy stunning views of the Rainforest and Barron Falls from the new The Edge lookout.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Bus driver was awesome, the railway had some spectacular scenery, the village was quaint, lunch was good, the native demonstrations were informative and entertaining! Skyrail was a little scary but wouldn't have missed it.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
This was a very well organized tour. Very enjoyable. Nice lunch with a good selection of food. I really liked the interaction with the animals and the Kuranda show.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Amazing tour overall. Great variety of activities within one long, exciting day. I recommend going up to Kuranda by historic railway and return by incredibly scenic sky rail. The Rain Forest Station Park was a delight and includes Aboriginal activities and performance. The buffet food was enjoyable as well. My favorite part were being able to feed and pet the kangaroos and marvel at the Butterfly Pavillion!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2019
Highly recommended
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Sky rail was cool, train was great but hot, rainforest ation was great got to hold a koala
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
This was an exceptional tour, the train was a great trip, the village was a cool place. The rainforest and duck ride was very informative and interesting. The Pamagirri Aboriginal guides were very informative and the wildlife were interesting. The Skyrail trip back was fascinating. This was well worth bearing the heat and humidity. Highly recommend it.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
Great views from the Skyrail and Railway. Best of all we learned how to throw a boom-a-rang!
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017
Super valeu a pena. O passeio não tem guia turistico o tempo todo, mas no inicio do passeio, o pessoal da empresa dá um roteiro com os horarios que tem que seguir para dar tudo certo. E funcionou certinho, pois o pessoal do Kuranda já tem tudo esquematizado dos grupos que estão visitando. No passeio, adorei o show dos aborigenes, skyrail, e tirar foto segurando o koala, por 25 dólares algo que não tem em nenhum outro zoo.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
We came to Cairns only for the Great barrier reef, but only because we had no idea there was so much to do in this area! We are very glad we went on this trip. We took an old train up the mountain and saw some really neat views. We did some shopping at the shops in Kuranda before the butterfly exhibit. Then we were taken to Rainforestation where they fed us a good for a buffet meal and gave us time to take a picture with a koala or a baby croc. We then went on a Duckboat tour. The tour was very neat and informative, although I wish it were a bit longer. We then went to watch an aboriginal dance show. I didn't like the show very much as we had seen a different and better one the night before from a different company. After the show, the dancers took us to learn about a didgeridoo, throwing spears, and we even got to through a boomerang! That was great! We then got to tour the animal enclosure where they had dingos, a giant saltwater croc named Jack, and a cassowary. They even had Kangaroo and wallabies hopping around free in the main area of the enclosure. One of the best parts of the whole trip though, was saved for the end. The bus dropped us off at the Skyrail station and we took the gondola over the rainforest and down the mountain. IT WAS AMAZING! I would definitely recommend this whole trip to anyone already going to Cairns!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Great tour and great organisation.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This tour was really worth every penny spent and we did so many activities. The train ride and cable way return was both different experiences not to be missed. The butterfly park has a lot of show and so is the rainforest. The entire trip was very well organized.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2017
A very full day with variety for everyone. Like culture? The aboriginal dances and demos were great. Animal lover? The little sanctuary had plenty of variety and holding a koala was awesome. Scenery buff? You can't beat the views from the train and the sky rail. Nature nut? The butterfly encounter was beautiful and the duck boat tour bouncy but interesting. Foodie? There is a very nice buffet with traditional and unique choices for everyone. Totally organized with a timed itinerary given to you to keep you on track. I would have loved another hour or two in Kuranda to visit the shops and the snake place but that would have made for an extremely long trip. I would definitely do this one again!
• Submitted 24 May 2017
We loved the town of Kuranda, a nice surprise. Beautiful views from the Skyrain and from the train. We went on Gold Class and have a very nice and tasty snacks, and drinks.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2017
Really is the best! We got to see so much and had fun right from the beginning! The whole day itself was organised very well, I like that we were given a timetable and everything was very straightforward. All that we did, we enjoyed without being rushed or spending too much time in one place.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017
This was a great day trip. Our guide was informative and engaging. The train ride up was spectacular, we got to hold our first Koala, fed the kangaroos, rode in a duck, threw a boomerang, and got to watch various Aboriginal dances. We topped off the day by flying over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail. It was a great first day trip and really set the tone for a great vacation.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2017
This was our 2nd visit to Kuranda.This time we did the army duck which was great fun, although it rained heavily adding to the fun. We also went around the butterfly sanctuary. Unfortunately the weather was wet and misty on our trip down on the skyrail but still a great experience
• Submitted 12 Jan 2017
We had a fantastic time. Would highly recommend this tour. We were looked after from the bus pick up in the morning to the drop off in the afternoon. Very impressed.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2016
From start to finish this was a great day out. It was very well organised, pick up from our rental apartment, and all of the activities included in the day were first class. The lunchtime buffet was very slick with plenty of choice, all freshly cooked and tasty. Would highly recommend this excursion. Thanks for a fantastic day with some great memories.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2016
a must when in Cairns. Scenic railway was great. staff was wonderful. Love the village. sky rail was fantastic and I'm afraid of height. My husband loved it, took thousands of photos.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2016
The most amazing day, very organised - thank you to all. An absolute must do.
• Submitted 11 Jan 2016
A full day of seeing Australian animals and culture. Without much time we were able to see so much unique to Australia. And, the ride back in the gondola was wonderful .
• Submitted 30 Nov 2015
The Railway and Skyrail were the major highlights of this trip the scenery was spectacular! We also enjoyed the Butterfly Sanctuary. Overall it was a very enjoyable day and our tour guide/bus driver was very competent and friendly.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2015
A great day trip. The train stopped so you could take pictures at the most scenic spot but be aware it is a slow ride up the mountain. The Rainforestation is small but very informative. The Skyrail gives you amazing views! The only reason we didn't rate it a five is because the advertised Australian BBQ lunch was a buffet handling many bus loads of people and most of the buffet was Asian food.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
This is one of the best tours we did in Queensland. Not a minute of it was boring. Loved the duck tour and seeing all the animals, throwing the boomerang, the railway journey itself - Too good. The only thing we wished was better was the Pamagirri Aboriginal performance. The performers were taking it too casually and were half-hearted in their performance, spending most of their time in teasing each other on stage and laughing over it. A little more seriousness was expected. Other than that, everything was just perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017

In Brief

Cairns, Australia
10 hours
Daily except Christmas Day

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