Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
from £98.71
Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.
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In Brief

Cairns, Australia
7 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870 Australia

Discover the world's oldest living culture at Tjapukai Cultural Park - showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture through traditional dance, storytelling and more.

Duration: 2 hours

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

The largest butterfly flight aviary & exhibit in Australia. Situated next to the Kuranda Markets, it is home to over 1500 tropical butterflies. Wander through the aviary's lush tropical gardens and breeding laboratory to learn more about a butterfly's life cycle & behaviour.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Glide over and through the canopy of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the spectacular views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. There are two stops along this gondola journey where you can alight and explore the rainforest from within.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Choose the Rainforestation Package if you would like to visit this wonderful nature park. See Australian wildlife in their wildlife park, and take an amphibious Army Duck tour through the rainforest.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870 Australia

Take a historic journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, travelling through the rainforest and along the mountainside of Barron Gorge.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuranda Koala Gardens, 2-4 Rob Veivers Dr Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Visit this wonderful Wildlife park to see iconic Australia wildlife. Feed and pat the tame wallabies and kangaroos. Discover wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, snakes and much more! Koala photos are also available.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

See the might Barron Falls from both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Edge Lookout, and at a stop on your journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Birdworld Kuranda, Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

Immerse yourself in this wonderful free flying bird exhibit. See and enjoy the company of hundreds of rare and beautiful exotic and Australia native species in the lush tropically landscaped setting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Down Under Tours - Day Tours, 26 Redden St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator with an extensive range of tour options to suit any taste. We love to share the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and the ancient rainforest with our passengers.


  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (if option selected)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (if option selected)
  • Cairns Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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)
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Birdworld Kuranda

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from selected Cairns hotels - please contact the operator after booking to confirm your pickup location and time.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Kuranda Levy of AUD$1.00 per person is payable direct on the day of travel
  • 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

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

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

beautiful ..gorgeous ...lovely view of the rainforest ..didnt want to get off the rail
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Really good outing - we saw it all! Train, cable car, Kuranda, and the Rainforestation. Excellent outing! Highly Recommended. Very good logistics - very organized, with hotel pickup and drop-off.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
This was far better than I imagined the train was a terrific experience, comfortable and it makes a couple stops for photos. At the top go to the far end of main street to the butterfly house! It costs 20 but worth every penny and more. the cable car down was fun just two people in a six person car, they make two optional stops for short walks to lookouts, and if it is raining, they loan umbrellas visit the lookout places they are very nice.
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017
This was far better than I imagined the train was a terrific experience, comfortable and it makes a couple stops for photos. At the top go to the far end of main street to the butterfly house! It costs 20 but worth every penny and more. the cable car down was fun just two people in a six person car, they make two optional stops for short walks to lookouts, and if it is raining, they loan umbrellas visit the lookout places they are very nice.
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017
Beautiful, fun day. Driver picked up on time - railway journey was beautiful. Enjoyed time in Kuranda - getting to hold Yoshi at the Koala park was an added bonus- the wildlife parks were very enjoyable, and the Cableway was a nice way to end - make sure and leave time for the stops on the way down.
• Submitted 02 May 2017
This was a fabulous experience.... the train was ok, but the cable car ride was one for the ages! It was one of three top highlights of our whole trip to Australia, and matched climbing the Sydney Harbor bridge. Just amazing!! Don't miss it. The trip, pickup and drop-offs were extremely well organized and punctual. The driver on the trip back was somewhat ornery, because the pictures we ordered from the cable way was taking too much time, and so not our fault. But this is not a bid issue at all, the overall experience was astounding, and the Kuranda village was a nice quiet place to relax and have lunch.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2017
This was a enjoyable, informative day out. Friendly and helpful staff, lots to see and do. Butterfly sanctuary was a disappointment , in and out in about half and hour. Everything else great.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2016
Excellent views on the skyrail! The rainforest was great. The history behind the Kuranda train was stirring, but don't expect to get a lot of pjhotos.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
Best day wonderful trip loved the train and sky rail.
• Submitted 27 Apr 2016
Amazing! Loved the cable car but wished we had paid extra for the diamond view with the glass bottom. Not sure if this was offered in this package and if it was I didn't realise what it was. The train was great too. Enjoyed my hour or two wandering around Karunda.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2016
It was a wonderful experience of using both the skyrail and the train. Loved especially the visit in the village. Very unique.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Jun 2015
This was a great day, we went up by the Scenic railway and back by Skyrail. Awesome
• Submitted 22 Jan 2015
Good day out. "Does what it says on the tin".
• Submitted 02 Jan 2015
Up on the train and back on the cableway was the best way to do this tour. You must do the Rainforest walk when you arrive in Kuranda - starts near the Heritage Markets.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2014
This is the way to get the best of both worlds; the train and skyrail. Would highly recommend hotel pickup as allows you to get a train up to Kuranda and then the skyrail back. You have more than enough time in Kuranda with this option. The skyrail is a truly unforgettable experience.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2014
amazing trip. pick up on time, train journey up spectacular lots to see and do at top. sky rail down had great views. all in al good value for money
• Submitted 15 Sep 2013
One of our best days during our trip. What an experience and we were treated to a new glass floor in the cable car, 'BRILLIANT'. I would recommend anyone to visit the Culture Village and take a great ride on the cable car returning on the train.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2013
Hello, done the train trip before( good) but we wanted to do skyrail, spectacular scenes especially the last part when youcome out toa wide view ofCairns itself and the airport.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2013
super awesome day trip! : totally loved the skyrail and train up! a lil too long at kuranda though! :)
• Submitted 19 Oct 2012
The aboriginal cultural centre was great fun - lots of audience participation - boomergang throwing etc. The views from the cablecar were stunning but the highlight was the scenic railway - an amazing feat of engineering. There was a mix up about the tickets being issues but it was remedied by the time the pick up bus arrived at the start of the tour. The town was alright if yu like shopping for souvenirs but to my mind was the least interesting part of the trip.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2012
Great trip Worth every cent
• Submitted 26 Jul 2012
Everyone should take this trip, even my wife who doesn't like heights enjoyed it. Orginization was excellent, lots to see and do. The train ride back was also good.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2011
Facinating rail journey, good views across the valley. Cable car above tree canopy gave spectacular views. Plenty of oppurtunity to get close to kangaroos and koalas. Army Duck ride was good fun.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2011

In Brief

Cairns, Australia
7 hours


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