About the tour


Nestled among an ancient rainforest, the town of Kuranda is filled with alternative market stores with friendly people creating the most unique one-of-a-kind items, indigenous galleries, and historic influences with an overall mountain town hippy-culture feel.




Your Kuranda tour starts with a private transfer to Australia’s award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Travel 7.5 km (over 4.5 miles) above and through world heritage rainforest with views overlooking Cairns and the mountain range. At each stop, you’ll have opportunities to take short scenic walks to see waterfalls and spectacular views. The first stop features some amazing basket ferns and a breathtaking view spot. The second stop hosts splendid views of the mighty Barron Falls. The skyrail ends in the town of Kuranda, where you can enjoy some lunch, do some shopping through the markets, visit a butterfly sanctuary, or immerse yourselves in nature with a walk through the world heritage rainforest. You will have approximately three hours to explore the town before heading down the mountain on a historic train ride with great views of the rainforest, waterfalls, mountains, and Cairns. Your experience comes with an upgrade to gold class seating where you will be given a cheese tasting platter, drinks, and refreshments.

Your private driver will meet you at Freshwater station where you will return to your accommodation.


Duration: 6 hours

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

With two stops to explore a waterfall, a gorge and the pristine rainforest. This is the longest cable cart ride in the Southern Hemisphere. Take the Skyrail to Kuranda, a town filled with boutiques, market stalls and an overall hippy vibe.

Two short stops (rainforest walk, view spots, and Barron Falls)

Stop over and explore the beautiful tropical rainforest in a heritage location that holds fauna dating back over 500 years. Stop two is the Barron Gorge.

Kuranda Village Markets

Meet the local artists and explore the unique market stalls around Kuranda.

Kuranda Scenic rail.

Scenic and historic train ride down the mountain towards Cairns.




  • Koala and Australian Animal Park
  • Butterfly Sanctuary


Your personal travel consultant will create an unforgettable itinerary for you based around your interests. Your Kuranda Tour is conducted in a private, well-appointed vehicle with an expert local tour guide and includes accommodation transfers, water, lunch and general entry fees in the itinerary above.

We are also able to incorporate a package of private tours, exclusive experiences, and accommodation across Australia.

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