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Self Drive Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Tour

Take a self-drive tour from Port Douglas to Kuranda Rainforest Village via the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail Cableway. Explore at your own pace!


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

Explore Kuranda at your own pace on a self-drive tour from Port Douglas where all you need to do is make your way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Base Station and the rest is taken care of for you - now that’s a holiday!

You will enjoy the Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Kuranda, with some breathtaking views along the way. You will have free time at Kuranda Village to explore the Heritage Markets or visit other attractions such as Birdworld Kuranda, Kuranda Koala Gardens and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (entry is at own expense). Once you have finished exploring the village in the rainforest, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your return journey back to your vehicle.

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  • 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 from Kuranda Village


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

Kuranda Scenic Railway 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 carpark by 9.10am
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Station for Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway departs at 9.50am
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Kuranda Village at 1.30pm (2 hours in Kuranda Village), 2.45pm (3 hours in Kuranda Village) OR 3.30pm (4 hours in Kuranda Village)
  • Disembark Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to collect your car

Important 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

Kuranda Scenic Railway is closed for maintenance

  • Mon 15 October and Tue 16 October 2018
  • Thu 8 November and Fri 9 November 2018
  • Thu 6 December and Fri 7 December 2018
  • Services are canceled on 25 Dec 2018 (Christmas Day)
  • Thurs 2 May and Friday 3 May 2019
  • Thurs 20 June and Fri 21 June 2019
  • Thurs 17 Oct and Fri 18 Oct 2019
  • Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov 2019
  • Thurs 7 Nov and Fri 8 Nov 2019
  • Thurs 9 Dec and Fri 10 Nov 2019
  • Tues 7, 17 and 27 May 2019
  • Mon 3, 17 and 24 June 2019

Self Drive Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Tour

44 Wharf St, Port Douglas, QLD 4877