Kuranda tour via bus and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour

Kuranda tour via bus and Kuranda Scenic Rail - small group tour

This great value small-group tour includes transfers from your hotel or port to Kuranda. Travel past fields of Sugar Cane and ascend the magnificent Macalister Range through beautiful World Heritage listed tropical rainforest on the Kennedy Highway, named after the famous explorer. After a brief orientation tour of the village itself you will be dropped off and will have over 3 hours to explore the markets, galleries, souvenir shops and zoos (fees apply). A wide range of dining options also awaits you.
After your free time in Kuranda, make your way to the nearby Kuranda Railway Station to board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through the rainforest that takes you over 37 bridges and through 15 tunnels. You will be met at Freshwater Station for your transfer back to your hotel or port, arriving approximately 4pm. Alternatively, you may choose to travel onwards to Cairns Station and walk to your city accommodation.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kuranda, Kuranda, Queensland

After your bus transfer to Kuranda with commentary, you will have about 3 hours explore, shop and eat on your own. It's a short walk to the train station, alternately use the free shuttle bus that leaves near the Butterfly sanctuary. On the way we may drop off some customers at the Skyrail.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway Freshwater Station, Barron QLD 4878, Australia

Board the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway for a narrated journey . Travel through World Heritage Listed rainforest through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges as you make your way to Freshwater Station.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"I can generally only offer pickup at the hotels listed upon checkout. For special cases or if the hotel is not listed please contact me"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Between 8th May 2023 and 21st May 2023 there will be no Skyrail and this tour will operate in 2 directions."
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"The Kuranda Scenic Rail has their own robust Covid-19 safety plan."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:30 AM
Duration: 6 To 7 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Air conditioned transfer available from selected hotels Cairns city and inner suburbs. I regret I can not offer transfers to customers staying on the northern beaches, Machan's Beach, Holloways Beach, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove, Yorkey's Knob and Port Douglas. Other tour operators are be able to pickup on the Northern Beaches. Port Douglas customers please destination Port Douglas for "Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas upgrade to Skyrail & Scenic train available" on Viator.


  • Trinity Wharf
  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick-up from and drop-off to your Cairns city hotel by air-conditioned bus.
  • Kuranda map and visitors guide.
  • Three hours free time to explore Kuranda village & famous Heritage Markets.
  • One-way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Rail departing Kuranda at 2pm.
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway Freshwater Station

Not Included


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