Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway Tour

The Ultimate Kuranda and Rainforest Experience

The Ultimate experience of Kuranda and the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Wet Tropics

What's Included in the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway package?

  • 5% Discount when you book directly online with Skyrail 
  • Free parking at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal (Transfer options also available)
  • 1 ½ hour Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience including the Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations
  • Ranger guided tour at Red Peak station
  • Entry to the CSIRO Interpretation Centre & historical displays at Barron Falls Station
  • 3 spectacular lookouts taking in the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park
  • Free time to explore Kuranda – the Village in the Rainforest
  • 1 ½ hour Kuranda Scenic Railway experience including photo stops at Barron Falls. 

Skyrail and Kuranda Train Prices 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
Adult Child Family  
 One Way Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway  Experience:        
 With One Way transfer from Freshwater train station back  to your car at Skyrail's Smithfield terminal (Self Drive) $110.50 $55.25 $276.25 Book now
 With One Way Pick Up from Cairns accommodation to  Skyrail's Smithfield terminal $112.50 $56.25 $281.25 Book now
 With return transfers: Cairns & Beaches accommodation  $124.00 $62.00 $310.00 Book now
 With return transfers: Port Douglas accommodation  $148.00 $74.00 $370.00 Book now

How do I get to Skyrail?

I have my own Vehicle (Self Drive Transfer Package)

Start your experience by driving to Skyrail’s Smithfield terminal (15 mins north of Cairns City). Our recent car park extension provides ample parking space for all vehicles including dedicated larger RV and campervan parking.

How does this work?

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience departing from Smithfield & finishing in Kuranda
  • Kuranda train departing Kuranda village at 2:00pm or 3.30pm and finishing at Freshwater train Station
  • Transfer from Freshwater train station back to your vehicle at Skyrail at the end of your tour

Kuranda Scenic Railway finishes at Freshwater Train station for this tour. Freshwater is approximately 7km from Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal where you parked at the start of your tour. Skyrail operates a shuttle between these two terminals and this is included in your ‘Self Drive’ package. 

Click here for more information and a self drive map.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway location map

One Way Pick Up from Cairns Accommodation

The one way pick up from Cairns brings you to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal from your accommodation where you can start your tour. For your return journey from Kuranda, you will need to remain on the Kuranda train until it reaches Cairns Central Railway Station (do not disembark at the Freshwater station). Most Cairns city accommodation is within a short walking distance of the train station.

How does this work?

  • Pick up from your Cairns hotel accommodation to Skyrail
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience departing from Smithfield & finishing in Kuranda
  • Kuranda train departing Kuranda village at 2pm or 3.30pm and finishing at Cairns Central Railway Station (Cairns City)

Return Coach Transfers

If you do not have your own means of transport, Skyrail can pick you up and drop you off at both the beginning and end of your rainforest tour with Skyrail and the Kuranda train.

The transfer service is available for anyone staying in Cairns city, Cairns beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas locations. You can experience this tour by going up to Kuranda on Skyrail, and down on the train in the afternoon, or you can choose to travel on a morning train up to Kuranda and come back down to Smithfield on Skyrail in the afternoon.


See more videos or see what's happening in the rainforest right now via our live Cairns webcams

Kuranda Train Gold Class Upgrade 

The Gold Class upgrade on board Kuranda Scenic Railway is tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience.

The Skyrail and Kuranda Train package is available with a Gold Class Upgrade for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and can be selected once you move through to the train component of your booking. 

What’s included in the Kuranda Train Gold Class upgrade?

  • Dedicated host service
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Lounge style chairs with Individual assigned seating
  • Morning tea or afternoon tea served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Kuranda Train gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard.
  • An exclusive tour of the Heritage-listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda Station which commences at 11:40am.

Note: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class service is available on the 9:55am and 3:30pm services only. Any dietary requirements must be notified to us at least 24 hours prior to travel.

Upgrade to Glass Floor Gondolas (Diamond View) 

Skyrail's glass floor gondolas offer an exciting perspective from high above the rainforest canopy.

What does the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth look like from directly above? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view the rainforest through our glass floor gondolas.

Diamond View gondolas carry a maximum of 5 passengers and depart stations every 7 minutes. (approximately) Diamond View passengers will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and stations.

Additional fees apply: 

One Way Skyrail Diamond View upgrade $15.00 Adult, $7.50 Child 

Diamond View is available on a one-way per person basis only; return and family rates do not apply.


Please note when purchasing tours online

  • If your transaction is successful you will be sent a confirmation email along with your booking summary and itinerary.  (Confirmations are sent as PDF files, you must have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed)
  • If you experience technical difficulties, please contact Skyrail's Reservations Department on email/reservations)( or phone +61 7 4038 5555.