Cairns Kuranda Train & Skyrail Combo | KSQ KQS

Tour Code: 577

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $78
  • If you are coming to Cairns on a cruise ship then this is the Kuranda tour that may your ship times.
  • Skip the queue tickets with pre-allocated Skyrail and Kuranda train tickets and specific carriages.
  • We pick you up and give you a world of choice for the time that you would like to spend exploring Kuranda Village.

Included In Price

  • Return Cairns accommodation transfers
  • Kuranda Boarding Pass
  • Kuranda Train & Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time in Kuranda Village

Best Kuranda tour in Cairns with Free "Skip the Queue" Kuranda Boarding Passes - get 10% discount Birdworld, Koala Gardens, & Butterfly Sanctuary. Ideal for cruise ship passengers berthing in Cairns.

Cairns Kuranda Day Tour - Cairns Cruise Ship Kuranda Tours

Multiple choice of hours to spend wandering the beautiful village of Kuranda.

Skip the queue tickets for the Kuranda train seating and the skyrail.

Make the most of your Kuranda day trip experience and upgrade to Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Train.

Cairns Cruise Ship Shore Tours to Kuranda

This Kuranda tour from Cairn is also perfectly timed for Cruise Ship Shore Excursions from Cairns.  

Choose to travel up or down the mountain on the Kuranda Scenic Train or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Great value Kuranda tour deal in Cairns but we add so much more value to our day tours.

Kuranda Train & Scenic Railway

You’ll start your journey with a pick up from your accommodation, or for cruise ship passengers we meet you at the Pullman International Hotel with the exact time depending on whether you’re staying in Cairns.

If you choose to take the Kuranda Train and Scenic Rail first, you’ll be driven to Freshwater Station for check-in before boarding this historic train.

Please note some options start with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, therefore the return is by train.

This historic train is more than 120 years old, and has recently been included as one of the great train journeys of the world!

Looking out the trains big windows you’ll pass sugar cane fields before beginning a gradual incline towards the Atherton Tablelands of Tropical North Queensland.

The informative audio commentary will bring the stories of the railway to life and as you pass thick rainforest, waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines, and jaw-dropping views, you’ll understand how lives were lost during its construction.

Once you’ve arrived at the quaint village of Kuranda, you’ll have time to explore at your own leisure.

While in Kuranda you should visits the local markets:

  • Heritage Markets – Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3.30pm
  • Original Rainforest Market – Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30am – 3pm

You’ll find woodwork, handmade leather goods, pottery, glasswork, jewellery, and more.

Indulge in a sweet treat, paired with coffee made from locally roasted beans, or put your walking shoes to use on the many surrounding tracks, suitable for every age and fitness level.

Perhaps you’d like to explore one of the top tourist attractions, including Birdworld, Australia’s largest butterfly sanctuary, and the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

Discounts Vouchers are provided as part of the Kuranda Boarding Pass, however the total entry fee is at your own expense.

Make the most of your Kuranda day trip experience and upgrade to Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Train.

Kuranda Scenic Train Gold Class Upgrade

Travel in style and comfort on the Kuranda Scenic Train.

Our Gold Class carriages adorned in handcrafted Victorian inspired décor, with club lounge style seating and personal onboard service.

Gold Class offers a premium experience, providing guests with a little bit of luxury. Let us indulge you with a set menu of locally produced food, and your choice of beverages brought to you by your friendly Gold Class Attendant throughout your journey.

Gold Class upgrade is available on:

  • 9.55am departure from Freshwater to Kuranda
  • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Freshwater

Note: all Gold Class guests are welcome to commence or end their journey at Cairns railway station. Food and beverage service is not offered between Cairns and Freshwater railway stations.​

Morning departure from Cairns railway station is 9.30am and afternoon arrival time at Cairns railway station is 5.25pm.​


  • Dedicated attendant service
  • Individual seating in comfortable lounge-style chairs
  • A spacious heritage style carriage for travel that offers the ambience of the romance of rail
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including a Kuranda Scenic Railway pen and postcard
  • Souvenir trip fan guide
  • Stop and disembark at Din Din (Barron Falls) railway station, with stunning views of the Falls
  • Refreshments featuring a selection of Queensland and local produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheeses, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Licks Mango Sorbet, a selection of Australian wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager
  • Welcome tropical mocktails are served in the pavillion area of Freshwater railway station from 9.35am
  • For afternoon travellers, welcome drinks are served onboard the train at Kuranda railway station from 3.10pm​

Gold Class Refreshments Menu:

--Beverage options--
Choose your beverages from the below selection, available throughout your journey.

Soft Drinks and Juice: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or orange juice chilled and served with ice

Beer: Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager, named in tribute to the Great Northern Brewery in Cairns, this beer is brewed longer for a crisp and refreshing full-strength lager.

Wine: selection of white, red and sparkling hand-picked Australian wines

Filtered Coffee: locally grown 100% Arabica coffee from Skybury Plantation  served with full cream milk. Skybury Coffee is the family-owned, award-winning home of Australia’s oldest producing coffee plantation. This very popular bourbon Arabica coffee is grown just outside of Mareeba.

Tea: locally grown organic Daintree Rainforest black tea. This aromatic tea is grown north of Cairns in the fertile Daintree Rainforest on the Cubbagudta Plantation, situated just south of Cape Tribulation at Diwan. The Kuku Yalanji First Nation peoples named this clan estate Kaba Kada, the ‘k’ is pronounced as a ‘g’. Kaba Kada means “rainy place".

Filtered Still Water: chilled and served with ice.

--Taste Experience--
This selection of Queensland and local produce will be served throughout your journey.

Wondaree Macadamia Nuts: affectionately known as “Aussie Bush Nuts”, Macadamia is the only native Australian plant to become an international food.

Gallo Dairyland Cheese Platter: a collection of three locally produced cheeses from the familyowned and operated Gallo Dairyland company located near Malanda in the Atherton Tablelands. Accompanied by a gourmet dip, dried fruit and crackers.
Heritage Cheese: a classic sharp and crumbly cheddar, beautifully aged for a minimum of 18 months.
Macadamia Cheese: a delicately sweet, creamy, and nutty cheese made with locally grown macadamia nuts.
Rainforest Cheese: a savory soft cheese, infused with spring onions and chives.

Mango Sorbet: a sweet and delicate sorbet made with tropical fruit from the Atherton Tableland and Daintree regions.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experiemce will take you on a spectacular 90-minute journey back towards Cairns or reverse depending on the option you choose.

Gliding over World Heritage-listed rainforest you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Great Barrier Reef. rainforest, and waterfalls.

Along the way, you’ll stop at two rainforest stations.

At Barron Falls station, you’ll have access to the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre, and you can enjoy a ranger-guided tour at Red Peak station.

The coach will be waiting at Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal to return you to your cruise ship or your hotel accommodation.

If you choose to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway first, your coach transfer will take you to the Smithfield Terminal after your accommodation pick-up and your return journey will be aboard the Kuranda Train and Scenic Railway. 

Why Book this Kuranda Tour?

A visit to the World Heritage-listed area of Kuranda is a classic day trip option for guests visiting Cairns.

It is also perfect for Cairns cruise ship shore excursions.

Skip the ticket queues with pre-allocated Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Railway tickets.

Pre-allocated carriage and seat numbers on your Kuranda Boarding Pass means all you need to do is board the Kuranda Scenic Railway at the appropriate time.

Express check-in at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway means all you need to do is simply queue to board at the allocated time.

Professional and knowledgeable drivers and staff. 

Guests have the flexibility to tailor their Kuranda visit according to how much time they'd like to explore the 'Village in the Rainforest'.

Guests have the flexibility to dine at one of the many cafés and restaurants in Kuranda; lunch is not included in the package.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Varies depending on option selected

Pickup Locations




Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Pick up from Northern Beaches and Port Douglas on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday


Varies depending on option selected

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Comfortable walking shoes & clothing, insect repellent, umbrella, bottle of water, money for lunch, snacks, souvenirs, and entries to Kuranda parks

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Nicole C

Reviewed on October 29, 2019

Great deal, much cheaper than organising through the hotel. Picked up and dropped off on time. Friendly drivers. Well organised itinerary.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Thank you for your review Nicole, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Kuranda Train And Skyrail Tour, we take pride in ensuring that all time frames are as strict as they can possibly be however as we understand holidays can often be busy times. We look forward to welcoming you back to cairns soon for another beautiful holiday.

Kari S

Reviewed on October 28, 2019

Had a wonderful time. Was very impressed how the scheduled tour ran exactly on time.

Theresa W

Reviewed on September 09, 2019

We did the Kuranda trip and really enjoyed the whole day and it was very well organised ,I would highly reccomend it to anyone who loves train rides and the chair lift back to Cairns was very nice also.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Theresa thank you very much for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed you Kuranda day tour with us here in Cairns. Skyrail and Kuranda train are a must for all visitors to Cairns. We hope to see you and your friends in Cairns soon once again.

Jose P

Reviewed on November 17, 2018

It was a very enjoyable experience and the customer service was superb, thanks very much.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Kuranda Train & Skyrail is one of the most popular tours to do while visiting Cairns, and we are so happy to hear you had a fantastic day! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Monica W

Reviewed on November 16, 2018

Amazing experience spent outdoor at the rainforests at such reasonable price

Response From The Tour Specialists

It's great to hear you had such a wonderful time visiting Kuranda by the Train & Skyrail! Thank you for sharing your feedback :)


Reviewed on August 06, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable

Response From The Tour Specialists

Thank you very much John and Marilyn for your review of the Kuranda Tour. Your review of the tour is invaluable for other travellers, the tour operators and of course the team at The Tour Specialists We hope to see you in Cairns again real soon

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  • Child rates apply to children aged between 4 – 14 years inclusive.
  • Children under 4 travel free.
  • Family price applies to 2 adults and 2 children (4 to 14)

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Armour & Artillery Museum : 25% cancellation fee for any cancellations within 24 hours of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on the day of departure.
  • All passengers who cancel will be advised to contact their booking Agent for all refunds

Cairns Kuranda Train & Skyrail Combo | KSQ KQS

Tour Code: 577

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $78



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$97.00
Family: au$482.00

Tour Code: 577



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