Duration – Full Day 8am – 5pm
Cost: From $155 per Adult
Once the gateway through the mountains to the rich goldfields further inland, Kuranda lies in the middle of the rainforest at an altitude of 300 metres. Travel the historic Kuranda Scenic railway and discover one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests in the world with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. One of the most outstanding features of this visit is the journey itself.
Kuranda Scenic Railway: Since June 1891 this famous railway has offered passengers a very special journey between Kuranda and Freshwater Station. Admire the toil of the men and women who built this line over 100 years ago as it passes through 15 hand hewn tunnels and over many bridges, crossing waterfalls and ravines as it traverses the very edge of the Barron River Gorge.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: The Skyrail tour takes you on an amazing experience over World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest in comfortable all weather gondolas. Enjoy birds-eye views as you glide just metres over the canopy, before exploring the forest floor and learning more about your surroundings at two rainforest stations. Complimentary Ranger guided boardwalk tours are available at Red Peak station whilst at Barron Falls station, a visit to the Skyrail/CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre is a must. Take in the spectacular views of the waterfall from three lookout platforms, each offering a different vantage point.”
Kuranda Village: Stroll the tree-lined streets of Kuranda, punctuated with quaint village architecture, shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Spend a few hours or just a short visit, the choice is yours. Travel in air-conditioned comfort with your friendly professional tour guide/driver who will assist you in discovering the charm, colour and diversity that Kuranda has to offer:
Kuranda Markets: The ‘Original’ Kuranda Markets and the Kuranda Heritage Markets are open 7 days a week.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary: Experience the magic and enchantment of Australia’s largest live butterfly display (own expense).
Birdworld: This is the largest collection of free-flying birds in Australia with over 70 species (own expense).
Kuranda Koala Gardens: Cuddle a koala (souvenir photo optional) and experience Australia’s first walk through snake enclosure (own expense).
To get the most from your Kuranda experience we would recommend travelling one-way on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and one-way on the Kuranda Scenic Rail.
This tour operates daily from Port Douglas. Tour configuration is Skyrail up and train down.