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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest and observe native Australian wildlife on a full-day tour from Cairns. View the rain forest as you ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in a gondola. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle that offers another vantage point on the forest, visit the koalas, kangaroos and other critters at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Learn about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. After a classic Aussie barbecue lunch, take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns.
  • Full-day tour to Kuranda round-trip from Cairns
  • Discover the animals and plants of the ancient Kuranda Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in rain forest scenery including the Barron Gorge while aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Learn about Australian wildlife and plants on the duck tour at Rainforestation Nature Park
  • See kangaroos, wallabies and koalas at the Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Watch an Aboriginal dance and take a Dreamtime walk at Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Pause to take in Barron Falls and Red Peak Station along the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway route
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7:30 AM
Departure Point: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas hotels.  Guests staying at a Northern Beach other than Palm Cove will need to make own way to Nomads Serpent (341 Lake St, Cairns) and meet their driver guide here, there is free parking at this location. Dates: Daily except Christmas Day and scheduled maintenance days for Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters
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  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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  • "The SkyRail is an amazing experience, however make sure you have a head for heights!" See review
  • "Make sure you get off at the 2 stations to look at the views." See review

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Great experience
, Jul 2022
Great experience of Cairns in a day covered a lot of sights and good customer service. The BBQ lunch was also satisfying specially with a young picky eater.
Full day Daintree Rainforest and Mosman Gorge Tour
, Jun 2022
All were memorable....thank u for our tour guide...excellent job...highly recommended tour, if not for the rain would have been perfect but still we enjoyed it... thank you Dale and to the river cruise guy....seeing the Cassowary is awesome.
Must do experience
, Oct 2021
The Kuranda rail trip up and the Skyrail down where awesome trip and views. The Rainforeststation / Pamagirri Aboriginal experience didn't live up to its name , whether it was because we where Queenslanders & it was our third look at rainforest on this trip (The package was great ) Duck ride worth it . But i will applaud the Aboriginal experience as they seem to have a couple of inexperienced dancers and the drive to perform was not there as COVID culled the crowds of hundreds and our crowd was twenty .
eventful day seeing rain forestation sky rail scenic rainforest and aboriginal show
, Jul 2021
The sky rail and scenic railway were worth doing. Lunch was great. The rain forestation was worth doing as well as seeing the Aboriginal show and dancing spear throwing
Fabulous, well worth doing
, Jul 2021
Great day with magnificent scenery and lovely people. Had some interesting information forthcoming a lot of things we didn't know. The Rainforestation tour is a must do, Chris our Duck driver was a fountain of knowledge and the Pamigirri dance was fabulous and a lot of fun
, Mar 2020
Great tour but too many things to see and do in one day. Also did not expect to have to use a shuttle bus to go to different places instead of an assigned bus and tour guide. Did not like riding shuttle bus with people standing
Would recommend. You cover a lot in one day which makes it worth it!
, Feb 2020
Despite how hot it was (February 2020), we had an amazing time! Everything was so well planned, and had an itinerary to go with it. The bus driver was so helpful and provided instructions on how everything would work. We paid for the butterfly exhibit separately and we were glad we went to it, so we probably should have bought the package that included that. Not sure if it is always like this, but we had a smaller groups so all the shows, and tours felt more like private tours which was great. Staff was so friendly. BBQ lunch was great.
At the Rainforest Station and the skyrail
, Feb 2020
It was sooo beautyfull Perfect organisation verry cool Trip!! We have been taken allways just in time verry frendly Triver!!!
Great and varied day out
, Feb 2020
Enjoyable trip up on the train with great views. Karunda is good for a body’s with activities to keep you busy all day. Cable car down provides different views of the rain forest & is fun. Make sure you get off at the 2 stations to look at the views.
Don’t miss this one!
, Feb 2020
If you find yourself in this part of the world, I highly recommend this tour. It was enlightening, fun, efficiently run and we had a fabulous guide.
, Dec 2019
loved the train ride ; the wildlife park; the koala picture opportunity keep in mind that you will be at the train station early until everyone arrives for the departure also i was not keen on the 1 and 1/4 hr shopping time in the little village i did not need all that time.
So much fun! Great learning experience!
, Oct 2019
Scenic train ride was fun. Village was nice with authentic shops. Rainforestation was fascinating. Pamagirri members were friendly and patient in sharing thei culture. Could pet and feed kangaroos that were not caged. Fed us a good hardy lunch. Skyrail ride is long and stunning. Most worthwhile. Bus driver Mohammed was friendly, entertaining and informative. Great experience altogether.
Worth the money paid
, Oct 2019
All the activities during this trip were amazing. I especially enjoyed the skyrail cableway ride over the rainforest. The view was breathtaking. The train ride was wonderful, the Kuranda village is interesting, the food was sumptuous and everything was done according to plan. Our driver and our guide were very accomplished and friendly. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.
Excellent day full of animals & scenic views!
, Oct 2019
Had a great day taking the train up the mountain and through the forest, then got a surprisingly good bbq lunch at the wildlife park. This was followed by a koala viewing, aboriginal experience (including throwing boomerangs!) and then hanging out with some wildlife including some kangaroos and wallabies! We ended the day with a beautiful rude on the skyrail and was able to see all of Cairns. It was so beautiful!
Great scenery, a little rushed
, Aug 2019
A great tour and day, fantastic information provided on where to be when, however there’s a lot fitted in and it did feel quite rushed at times. The Aboriginal Pamagirri Experience felt a little poorly planned, we had about 45 people in our group for the demonstration whilst the other group was about 10. If you want a photo taken with a Koala then rush lunch and go straight there or you won’t get another chance, if you want until the time they say the queues are too long and you’ll have to decide to miss that or your next tour. The SkyRail is an amazing experience, however make sure you have a head for heights! Overall a fantastic tour, great for all ages and would definitely recommend.
This was pretty much a full day's...
Don V
, Dec 2017
This was pretty much a full day's outing...and well worth it. Prepare to step back in to time, The narration and the twisting turning on the Scenic Railway sets the stage. The duck boats place you into the experience of the rain forest. And to hold a cuddly Koala and/or pitch a boomerang is rather special in itself. And then there is the return to the outside world by gliding over the top of the forest which leaves one with the knowledge you have been treated to something unique.
Great day if you have limited time...
Elana B
, Oct 2017
Great day if you have limited time and want to see as much as possible. If you're looking for a more natural wildlife and native experience, this is not the trip. The views from the train and skyrail are remarkable. But the rest is a bit touristy.
This was a great day tour! I loved...
John S
, Sep 2016
This was a great day tour! I loved how much was included and how you were able to see the rain forest, the marketplace and of course, the animals. The koalas and kangaroos were definitely a highlight, as was the wonderful Skyrail ride down the mountain. The views were breathtaking and it was amazing to see the rain forest from that viewpoint, after having just been in it. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cairns as it's not too far from the beach cities but gives a totally different perspective and experience.
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This is absolutely excellent value...
, Jul 2016
This is absolutely excellent value for money, it had breathtaking views and is a very fun filled packed day with lots of activities, the Duck Tour was very interesting and we fell in love with the Koalas, the Skyrail is unique....truly amazing day and a must do on your visit to Cairns, excellent Tour guide too
This tour was disappointing. The...
Carla R
, Jul 2016
This tour was disappointing. The ride up on the skyrail is exciting, but you are not given enough time at all in Kuranda to do anything. They have wildlife encounters, a butterfly sanctuary, shops, eateries, and pathways. They only allow, on the tour, about 40 minutes in Kuranda. The advertisement stated all of those features but it was disingenuous because you actually don't have time to do any of it. We did not do the Rainforestation portion because we wanted to stay in Kuranda a bit longer than 40 minutes. It should be broken up into 2 tours because it is too rushed.

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