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Self Drive Kuranda Tour including Scenic Railway and Skyrail

Self-drive tour to explore Kuranda at your own pace. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway up to Kuranda Village and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns.


Ride up to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway
Journey down on the Skyrail Cableway
Free time to explore Kuranda Village
Skip the lines with pre-allocated tickets
Discounted Kuranda attraction pass included
Explore Kuranda at your own pace

What you need to know

Visit Kuranda and take the Scenic Railway up, then the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back down with this great value self-drive package! Explore Kuranda at your own pace where all you need to do is make your way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the rest is taken care of for you - now that’s a holiday! Your journey starts with a scenic drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Meet your hostess/driver at Skyrail's covered bus stop where you will be transferred by coach to Freshwater Station for the journey on Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Kuranda Scenic Railway: Stop at the Barron Falls Station and then slowly wind your up the mountain passing through 15 tunnels and the photogenic trestle bridge at Stoney Creek Falls. Kuranda Village: The amount of free time you would like to spend in Kuranda is up to you, you will be provided with a free village map so that you can make the most of your day in Kuranda. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: The gondola ride takes approximately 1.5 hours enjoying panoramic views of the Coral Sea and rainforest surrounds.

More info


  • To complete your booking, please choose the "Cairns - UNKNOWN ACCOMMODATION - Cairns" location from the pick up list above


  • Coach transfer from Skyrail to Freshwater Station
  • Journey along the Kuranda Scenic Rail up to Kuranda Village
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village
  • Glide over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns

Kuranda Boarding Pass

  • Pre-allocated Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Rail tickets allow you to skip the ticket lines
  • 10% discount on entry into iconic Kuranda attractions


  • Hotel transfers. This is a self drive tour only and you need to make your own way to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class Upgrade

  • Dedicated host service
  • Individual seating, lounge style chairs
  • Ambient, historical decor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior
  • Gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go, freshly baked muffins with local fruit, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager


  • One way Kuranda Scenic Railway journey to Kuranda Village
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey from Kuranda Village
  • Skip the queues with pre-allocated boarding passes
  • Discounted entry to Birdworld, Koala Gardens and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Spectacular views over the rainforest and waterfalls

Tour Itinerary

  • Self Drive to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Meet at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway by 9.10am
  • Transfer to Freshwater Station to meet the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda Village at 9.50am
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Kuranda Village at 1.30pm (2 hours in Kuranda Village) OR 2.45pm (3 hours in Kuranda Village)
  • Disembark Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to collect your car

Additional Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience

Self Drive Kuranda Tour including Scenic Railway and Skyrail

1 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870