Kuranda Train & Skyrail | Return Cairns Transfers

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Visit the beautiful Village of Kuranda, nestled amongst pristine World Heritage Listed Rainforest. Choose between Train up and Skyrail down or Skyrail up and Train Down.

  • Train Up Skyrail Down | 08:50 Cairns City Hotel pick up
  • Skyrail Up Train Down | 10:00 Cairns City Hotel pick up

Train Up Skyrail Down
This is the most popular option. Having the sun behind you for the Skyrail journey down in the afternoon gives you a great view over Cairns, out to Green Island and the Great Barrie Reef.

  • 08:50 Cairns City Hotel pick up
  • 09:30 Train departs from Cairns Central Station to go to Kuranda
  • 11:30 Arrive Kuranda - customer will have about 2.5 hours free time in Kuranda
  • 13:45 Depart from Kuranda by taking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • 15:30 Pick up customer at Smithfield station (bus may stop here for 15 minutes)
  • 16:00 Cairns City Hotel drop off

Skyrail Up Train Down 
Travelling down to Cairns on the train gives you the option of finishing at Carins Central Station in Cairns CBD.
It can also be a more pleasant journey as the train engine doesn't need to work as hard coming down the hill.

  • 10:00 Pick up from Cairns Hotel
  • 10:45 Departs from Skyrail Smith field Station, head to Skyrail Station
  • 12:15 Arrive Kuranda, customer will have free time in Kuranda
  • 15:30 Depart from Kuranda by taking Kuranda Scenic Rail (Train)
  • 17:25 Pick up customer at Cairns Central station
  • 17:40 Drop off customer back to hotels




Michelle Res

An enjoyable trip on the train and skyrail with fantastic scenery. I walked to the Barron Falls from Kuranda rather than spending time in the village.


Karol Rehdner

It was a wonderful day. We only wish that we had some extra time to spend in Kuranda beyond the visit to Koala Gardens as it did deserve more time.



Hi travstar team thank you for for oganising a great day to kuranda. It was great to be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation by a very helpful bus driver. The connections went very well. Up by the train and down by the skyrail. It would have been good to have had longer at kuranda as i had a ticket to explore three wildlife parks and i only saw two. My friend from scotland did not get a chance to get her photo taken with a koala as the 1.30 appointment was too late. I felt the time on the mountain was too rushed and i would have liked to be there for longer bye vivien.



Best way to view the rain forest


Leanne Speedy

Very well organized outing. Driver was at the hotel early and gave us all the information we needed for the day regarding timing and tickets. Train trip was great and the Skyrail was a great experience even though I am not a fan of heights!! Driver gave us a great commentary on the way back to the hotel with a bit of local history and explanation of what we were seeing. Arrived back well within the suggested time and had a great day. Happy to recommend to others.


Rosi Trappel

Was a great day out but thought the birds, koalas etc were included in the price. My mistake

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Train Up Skyrail Down | 08:50 Cairns City Hotel pick up
Skyrail Up Train Down | 10:00 Cairns City Hotel pick up