Skyrail and Scenic Railway Experience

Kuranda Scenic Railway

This package combines Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway for a half or full-day tour experience. Book now and save!

Skyrail will take you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage-listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

Your Skyrail experience should take approximately 1½ hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest stations. Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.

The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 120 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda.

This package includes time for you to explore Kuranda ‘Village in the Rainforest’. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants, wildlife parks and galleries for you to visit.


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

Rates & Bookings

The prices shown below are in Australian Dollars, GST inclusive and valid from April 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018. Online bookings receive a 5% discount - Advance bookings essential.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
Adult Child Family  
One Way Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Experience:        
With One Way Self Drive Coach Transfer: Smithfield/Freshwater $110.50 $55.25 $276.25 Book now
With One Way Pick Up only: From Cairns $112.50 $56.25 $281.25 Book now
With Return Coach Transfers: From Cairns & Beaches $124.00 $62.00 $310.00 Book now
With Return Coach Transfers: From Port Douglas $148.00 $74.00 $370.00 Book now
Combine your journey with Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 120 years ago, this historic train winds its way through the mountains between Cairns and Kuranda. Upgrade your Kuranda Scenic Railway experience with Gold Class. Tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience, the Gold Class upgrade is $49 per person or $169 per family and is available on the 9:55am and 3:30pm services only on packages which include Kuranda Scenic Railway. Bookings highly recommended.

Gold Class Upgrade

This Cairns tour package is available with a Gold Class Upgrade for the Kuranda Scenic Railway component. Tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience, the Gold Class Upgrade is $49 per person which includes locally produced delicacies and a complimentary gift. You will be offered the Upgrade at the time of booking.

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.

KSR Gold Class inclusions:

Welcome drink served 20 minutes prior to departure; morning service tropical mocktails are served in the pavilion area.

Dedicated host service, souvenir trip guide, moist towellete, individual seating, lounge-style chairs, ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior.

Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard.

An exclusive tour of the Heritage-listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda Station commences at 11:40am.

Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins with local fruit, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager.

Click here to view the Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class menu provided during morning or afternoon service.

Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola

Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas.

11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide guests with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, coral sea and rainforest canopy, but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below. 

Diamond View gondolas carrying a maximum of 5 passengers, will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes and passengers travelling on them 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.


This package is a half or full day tour experience with morning departures. Times will be offered during the booking process.

Train Seating

For your convenience, Skyrail will issue you with a boarding ticket for your Kuranda Scenic Railway journey which will include the carriage number you will be seated in. Please ensure you board at least 15 minutes prior to departure to select your seat. 


  • Self Drive - One way Skyrail and train: If you have your own vehicle, you will not require transfers from your accommodation however you will require a shuttle between Skyrail and Freshwater Railway Station. NB: Select your preferred Skyrail and train package option with a self-drive transfer which will include a one-way transfer from Kuranda Scenic Railway’s Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal at the end of your train journey. Click here for more information and a self drive map or click the map below to enlarge.
  • One Way Pick Up Only From Cairns: The one way pick up from Cairns takes you to Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal only, this option does not include a coach drop off. If you wish to return to the city we advise you to remain on the train until it reaches Cairns Railway Station, you can then make your own way back to your accommodation.     
  • Return Coach Transfers: If you do not have your own means of transport, then we recommend booking Skyrail with return coach transfers. The transfer service is available for Cairns city, most Cairns beaches and Port Douglas locations. Times will be offered during the booking process.


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.