Skyrail and Kuranda Wildlife Experience

Kuranda Wildlife Experience

This package combines Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the Kuranda Wildlife Experience for a half or full day tour.

The Kuranda Wildlife Experience includes entry to the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, all located in Kuranda ‘The Village in the Rainforest’. This exciting combination will give you the chance to cuddle a koala, get close to a kangaroo, see and feed one of the world’s largest birds, the Cassowary, and be surrounded by the graceful motion of over 1,500 butterflies, all native to the rainforest region.

Skyrail will take you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the world's oldest continually surviving rainforest. Discover ancient tropical rainforest and journey into one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth.

Your Skyrail experience from Smithfield to Kuranda should take approximately 1 ½ hours, this 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.

You can also add a Kuranda Scenic Railway journey to your itinerary along with a one-way Skyrail experience. 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 and galleries for you to visit.


Rates & Bookings

The prices shown below are in Australian Dollars, GST inclusive and valid from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

Kuranda Wildlife Experience with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adult Child Family  
Kuranda Wildlife and Return Skyrail Experience: $126.50 $63.25 $316.25 Book now
With Return Transfers From Cairns & Beaches $149.50 $74.75 $373.75 Book now
With Return Transfers From Port Douglas $173.50 $86.75 $433.75 Book now
         
Kuranda Wildlife Experience with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
Adult Child Family  
Kuranda Wildlife and One Way Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Experience:        
With One Way Self Drive Transfer: Smithfield/Freshwater $160.00 $80.00 $400.00 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Cairns & Beaches $173.50 $86.75 $433.75 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Port Douglas $197.50 $98.75 $493.75 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.

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.


Gold Class Upgrade

The Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway 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 Freshwater 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 for the morning and afternoon services.


Timing

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


Transfers

  • Self Drive - Return Skyrail: If you have your own vehicle, or are using public transport, then you will not require transfers from your accommodation.
  • 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. Please select your preferred Skyrail and train package option with a self-drive transfer and the cost of this tour 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.
  • Other: If you do not have your own means of transport, 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 via email email/reservations)(skyrail.com.au or phone +61 7 4038 5555.