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Skyrail and Kuranda Railway - Self Drive

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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey from Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland�s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world�s great railway journeys.

Skyrail is the World�s Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience. A 7.5km cableway, Skyrail glides just metres over the canopy of Australia�s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Two mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, provide the perfect opportunity to explore and learn more about this ancient environment on boardwalks and at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Included in price:
One-way Skyrail experience from Smithfield to Kuranda [Approximately 10:00AM] + One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway journey [3:30PM service from Kuranda] + Coach transfer from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal [5PM]
Able to be purchased/hired:
Skyrail's gift shops are located at Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals, and stock a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, books, clothing and other merchandise. The Kuranda Scenic Railway Gift Shop boasts a wide range of historical and Australian gifts including all your Kuranda Scenic Railway souvenirs.
What to bring:
Daypacks and fold-up baby strollers can be taken on the cableway. Luggage is not able to be carried on the cableway or coach transfer service.
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Child Fares 4-14 years. Infants under 4 years are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued. Children must be accompanied by an adult while travelling on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Departure points:
Cairns, Queensland
Palm Cove, Queensland
Cairns Beaches, Queensland
Trinity Beach, Queensland
Yorkeys Knob, Queensland
Clifton Beach, Queensland
Kewarra Beach, Queensland
Machans Beach, Queensland
Holloways Beach, Queensland
Departure time:
10:00 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:

Drive yourself to Skyrail's Smithfield terminal where there is ample parking and start your tour on the Rainforest Cableway.
When you return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail a coach transfer service will bring from Freshwater Connection Train Station back to the Skyrail Smithfield terminal. Note that this tour begins from Skyrail's Smithfield terminal.

*Can be completed as a tour beginning in Kuranda, but it is an afternoon tour in this case as you must take the train from Kuranda towards Cairns and this only occurs during the afternoon.

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Allow at least 7.25 hours
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Tour Details

Operator
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Destination
Kuranda
Departs From
Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach

Tour Description

Enjoy spectacular and breathtaking views from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and immerse yourself in the Tropical Rainforest, discover the pioneering history of the Kuranda Scenic Railway on Tropical North Queensland's most popular self-drive tour.

This tour is for passengers who will be driving themselves to Skyrail's Smithfield terminal, where there is ample parking and start your tour on the Rainforest Cableway. When you return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail with a coach transfer service to bring you from Freshwater Connection Train Station back to the Skyrail Smithfield terminal.

Skyrail operates in most weather rain or shine, and is the world's most beautiful rainforest experience.

Tour details are:
One-way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, allow at least 90 minutes for the one way journey, although you may want more time to explore the two Skyrail mid-stations
- Red peak mid-station - take a self-guided or range led walk around the boardwalks along the forest floor
- Barron Falls mid-station - walk to the lookout over the mighty Barron Falls, see the historic artifacts from the origonal Barron Falls Hydro-Power station and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre
Spend some time exploring Kuranda the village in the rainforest.
One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway return trip to Cairns, Freshwater Connection Railway Station. Travels along a railway line built over 100 years ago, through 15 tunnels and past both the Barron and Stoney Creek Falls.
One-way coach transfer from Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal

Skyrail�s Smithfield Terminal is located at the corner of Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Western Arterial Road, Smithfield, just 15 minutes drive north of Cairns city and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas.
Self-drive maps are readily available throughout Tropical North Queensland.

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Skyrail and Kuranda Railway - Self Drive

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Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.