Cairns & the Tropical North

Grand Kuranda Incl Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation (CKBB)

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
  • Learn about the ancient rainforest in Kuranda, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway between Cairns and Kuranda
  • See native Australian animals in the Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Learn about the dreamtime at Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Amphibious WWII Army Duck ride
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Additional activities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:30 am

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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222 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Excellent Karunda experience
Ramani_S, Mar 2023
Train journey to Karunda, Skyrail back, all the rainforest experiences. Very courteous, puncutual and professional staff.
Must visit in Australia
Frazer_W, Mar 2023
An absolutely fabulous day. Everything from the scenic railway to the cable car and everything in between was great.
An awesome day.
Peggy_P, Mar 2023
Beautiful sites on the cable car and train. Great lunch. Especially enjoyed time with Indigenous people.
A perfect tour
Colin_W, Mar 2023
Firstly the success of the day is weather dependent. We had perfect weather. Every aspect of the trip was exceptional. The skyrail up to Kuranda and train journey back; the time in Kuranda and all the Rainforestation elements including the beautiful lunch were excellent.
Rained All Day
Veronica_G, Mar 2023
This tour has the potential to be amazing but sadly it was pouring rain all day and they cancelled the train. The team did the best to pivot and make it enjoyable but we spent too much time at the wild life reserve in the morning. Once in Kuranda in the afternoon many of the shops had closed up for the day. The rain also hindered what you could see from the Skyrail and outlook points. Don't let this review sway you away from booking, just watch the weather forecast and pivot to another day if the outlook is rain.
Highly Recommend!
Karen_A, Mar 2023
Trip was so wonderful! Great commentary on the train up sharing history and pointing out scenery. Lunch was very tasty; the Army Duck boat driver (Kane) was fun and shared great information, the Dream Walk was very informative and interesting. Seeing the animals so close was nice. And then the trip back on the Skyrail - breathtaking!
jfeather21, Mar 2023
All of it the whole experience was amazing from start to finish full day’s sightseeing the train, kuranda village then the sky rail
A must do while in cairns
susan_p, Mar 2023
Pick up was prompt. Weather was ideal luckily as it hadn't been for a few days previously. Views to die for and because of the rains the waterfalls were fully loaded and spectacular. Cable car and train rides, carriages clean, staff so helpful. Show excellent too
Katherine_S, Feb 2023
Great trip…I would have spent more time at the waterfall stop. I was a bit worried about catching the gondola but you have plenty of time. We met a wonderful couple, Sue and Gordon from England. Wonderful time.!
Great first impression for kids' Cairns
Yaling_K, Feb 2023
Tour guide/driver of the army duck Alissa was very knowledgeable who delivers ample safety rules and information via her interesting way with a good sense of humour. Kids also loved the Aboriginal dance and boomerang throwing experience. I was most impressed with how smooth the process is mapped out with a group of experienced people running tropic wings coaches and the electric buses offered along the way.
Location Location Location
MAYUR_M, Feb 2023
Perfect location to stay to watch Australian open as well as water and restaurants . Friendly staff and safe at night.
Best tour in Cairns!
Elizabeth_S, Jan 2023
We had the best time! The train ride was amazing, loved the duck boat tour, and the skyrail back down was absolutely spectacular—you don’t want to miss this! The bus drivers made sure we all knew where we were going, so it was easy. The lunch buffet was delicious! Highly recommend this tour!
Quality of experience gone down
Shiv_S, Jan 2023
Took the same tour in 2006. The quality of this tour experience has gone down significantly specifically related to aboriginal experience and food that they served as package. It felt very commercialised
Fun filled day with amazing views and something for everyone.
Justine_E, Jan 2023
So many great experiences packed into one day. From hands on with the aboriginal dancers and boomerangs to holding a koala. Amazing views from the skyrail. This adventure is not to be overlooked. Lunch buffet had many options. Great for family or couples!
Great time had by all, but no koala photo..
Laurie_M, Jan 2023
Great relaxed day out with our ten year old. Would have loved to have a little more time to shop but we did pick the full packed day of activities. The ONLY disappointment was we could not get a photo with the koala. They stopped doing photos before our last presentation was finished..:( we saw the koalas but could not do any one on one with them. All in all a fantastic day with lots of information about the rainforest. We all really had a great time!
Kuramba train/Skyrail
Thomas_M, Dec 2022
Great variety of Australian experiences. Excursion was well organized. Comfortable pace to keep the day relaxing and appealing.
Eventful day
Pieng_L, Dec 2022
Petting the small kangaroo, seeing the koala, throwing the boomerang, seeing all the butterflies, looking down at the trees from the cableway, feeling the heart beat with the music at the aboriginal dance performance
GERARD_B, Dec 2022
Train trip and history. Butterfly aviary was a disappointment. Dancing was great and enjoyable experience all round
Bucket list essential for Cairns.
Mary_S, Dec 2022
The train ride up was good, the skyrail back was wonderful. The highlite for me was holding the koala bear.
Beautiful rainforest, great entertainment and food
Kelly_D, Nov 2022
Train ride was awesome such beautiful scenery the army duck ride was really fun, lunch was yummy, aboriginal dancers were fantastic only disappointing thing was there was an electrical storm in the morning so our sky cable was canceled and had to get the coach back but it is what it is they have a safety obligation don’t want to see people get fried. All up a great day 😊