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Kuranda, Skyrail & Scenic Rail from Port Douglas

Journey through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges to Kuranda, and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the 'village in the rainforest' before boarding Skyrail for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience.

This morning, one of Down Under Tours' luxury coaches will collect you from your accommodation and transfer you to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Rail.

At the scheduled time, board the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for the 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. Wind through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and around curves, appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is.

Upon arrival in Kuranda, it’s time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets operate 7 days a week and are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts. You might also like to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense, payable locally).

At the scheduled time, board Skyrail the world’s most beautiful rainforest experience. You will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are two stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

Your journey ends at Caravonica Lakes where your coach is waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

Gold Class Upgrade

Why not treat yourself to a little luxury and upgrade the Kuranda Scenic Rail element of your tour to Gold Class? In this seating category, you will enjoy a dedicated host service, individual lounge-style seating, historical decor, a souvenir trip guide and food & beverage offerings!

Experience Includes

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Ticket to Kuranda
  • Explore the markets and wildlife attractions of Kuranda during free time in the village
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey
  • Spectacular aerial views of tropical rainforest
  • Pick-up and drop off from most Port Douglas hotels
  • Option to upgrade to Gold Class

Experience Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Refreshments other than specified
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Transfers available from most Port Douglas hotels. Hotel pick-ups commence up to 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Start times

Approximately 7:30 - 8:30am.


Around 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • You MUST re-confirm your booking locally at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Children 3 years and under travel free.
  • Tours do not operate on Christmas Day.
  • The Kuranda Scenic Rail (KSR) is subject to extreme weather conditions resulting in non-operation. In this instance, return Skyrail will be provided to substitute the KSR portion. You will be advised on the day of alternative arrangements that will be available to you.
  • All Kuranda tours are self-guided. Your Boarding Pass will be given to you by your driver. It includes your itinerary in written format, with timings to ensure your day runs as efficiently as possible.