Skyrail, Train & One Way Cairns Pick-up

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

The Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Scenic Railway Package includes a one way pickup from your accommodation in Cairns. Travel up to Kuranda on the Skyrail and then back down to Cairns Central Station on the Kuranda Scenic Rail. 

The 11:30am Skyrail Journey takes around 90 Minutes including two stops along the way. after spending time in Kuranda you return to Cairns on the 3:30pm train. arriving at Cairns Central Station at 5:30pm


  • Bus pick-ups from Cairns start at 10am
  • Skyrail from Smithfield at 11:30am
  • Train departs Kuranda at 3:30pm
  • Stay on Train to Cairns Central (arrive approx. 5:30pm) and make own way back to hotel

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is considered one of the best and most beautiful rainforest eco experiences in Australia and the world. spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, this multi award winning eco tour will take you on an unforgettable journey gliding just metres above World Heritage listed tropical rainforest. 

Comprising of comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey will allow you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest, and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. Operating from the Cairns suburb of Smithfield to Kuranda Village, this 1.5 hour experience will allow you to see, hear, smell and immerse yourself in the tropical rainforest environment.

Make sure to take advantage of Skyrail's two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. Here, you'll have the ultimate tropical rainforest experience, surrounded by the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem. 

A one-way Skyrail experience takes minimum of 45 minutes without stopping at the stations.  We reccomend stpping at both Barron Falls & Red Peak Stations. Allow 20 - 30 mins for each station.

Barron Falls Skyrail Station
Enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays

  • The Edge Lookout
  • Historical Precinct
  • CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre
  • Panoramic gorge & waterfall views

Red Peak Skyrail Station
Lush rainforest surroundings including the towering 400 year-old Kauri Pine. Interpretive boardwalk tour with Skyrail Ranger available throughout the day.

  • Complimentary Ranger Guided Boardwalk Tour
  • Rainforest Discovery Zone
  • Rainforest Boardwalk Loop
  • Scenic Lookout

Kuranda Village
Kuranda is a famous village located on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. Surrounded by tropical rainforest and adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda is situated just 25 kilometres from Cairns, making it a popular day trip for visitors to experience the region's natural beauty.

Kuranda Village has been attracting visitors for well over a century. Initially people came to admire the mighty Barron Falls, while artisans were attracted to the region's natural beauty. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Kuranda was popular with alternative lifestylers, a theme that still runs through the local community today. 

Here you will discover a variety of natural, cultural, wildlife and shopping experiences. Visitors come to see the Barron Falls and to enjoy the stunning natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the local markets, selling unique souvenirs and gift items.

Kuranda Scenic Rail Experience
Kuranda Scenic Rail is one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia steeped firmly in Australian Pioneer history.

Decending from 328m, the journey to Cairns on the Scenic Kuranda Railway winds its way through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, past beautiful and spectacular waterfalls and into the awesome Barron Gorge. 

The Kuranda Scenic Rail journey takes one and a half hours to complete and includes a commentary on the history of the region and the railway.

All passengers receive a a souvenir booklet which includes information on the history of the railways construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda. 

Each carriage is fitted with three media screens to provide passengers with detailed information of the history of the Kuranda railway. There are also two gold class carriages where refreshments and finger food are served on the journey.  





Clelia Park

I bagan with the Skyway and returned on the Railway.The Skyway was one of the most wonderful experiences I have enjoyed. I also enjoyed the Railway but the Skyway was my pick. I am an older person and had the gondola to myself which allowed me to move around and take many, many photos.


Laura James-Clark

A wonderful experience and a great way to see the sites. Well worth it.


Aaron Brunt

This was a great trip and fun day with the diamond gondola and the gold class was fantastic im glad i was able to organize it.


Heidi Lerm

Everything was well organised from pickup to drop off. The choice of tours enabled us to do something that fitted our holiday schedule perfectly. Many thanks.



If you do nothing else in Cairns, do this . So interesting and beautiful !


Dianne Maschke

Enjoyed the skyrail ride. The train ride down was very crowded so preferred the skyrail as I was able to see more.

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Bus pick-ups from Cairns start at 10am
Skyrail from Smithfield at 11:30am
Train departs Kuranda at 3:30pm
Stay on Train to Cairns Central (arrive approx. 5:30pm) and make own way back to hotel