Kurada village

Situated on the Barron River, Kuranda’s first inhabitants were the indigenous Djabugay people who have lived here for over 10,000 years. Since then, their descendants continue to contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the area today. Early European settlers took up farming sites in the mid 1880s before Kuranda was officially surveyed in 1888. In those early years, Kuranda was a farming area producing mainly timber, dairy cattle and coffee. The village has evolved a lot since then and today, it’s a vibrant little Village in the Rainforest enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns, in Queensland, on Australia’s northeast coast. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning 7.5km, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway traverses the McAlister Range, through the Barron Gorge National Park, immersing you in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of the ancient rainforest between its Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals.

Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins using our interpretive app and audio guide to place the story of the rainforest in your hands.

Witness the wonders of the Wet Tropics rainforest from Skyrail’s unique vantage point, before alighting at Red Peak and Barron Falls to explore and learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak, join regular guided boardwalk tours with a Skyrail Ranger as they share their knowledge of this ancient environment. The Rainforest Discovery Zone provides incredible insights into this intriguing landscape whose prehistoric ancestry dates back approximately 130 million years! Navigate the evolutionary history of the Earth via the illuminated timeline that snakes its way along the ceiling; discover amazing facts, flora and fauna of the rainforest displayed within the engaging floor to ceiling interpretive panels and immerse yourself in Australia’s most realistic jungle habitat of the primordial cassowary.

The Rainforest Interpretive Centre at Barron Falls provides a fun and informative learning experience for people of all ages. Visit the Historical Precinct and the innovative Edge Lookout that provides unimpeded views from the waterfall face, down along the gorge. The Edge Lookout also features a glass-floored ‘nerve tester’ inviting guests to stand on a transparent section of boardwalk suspended some 160 metres above the gorge.

Unlock the secrets of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.

This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda. The journey to Kuranda takes approximately 2 hours, which includes a 10-minute stop at the spectacular Barron Falls Station for a bird’s eye view of the Barron Falls. Passing through 15 hand carved tunnels, 37 bridges, spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.

Choose from Heritage or Gold Class travel to discover this famous railway journey. Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey is what makes Kuranda Scenic Railway such a must-do experience.

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates daily all year, except Christmas Day.

TO KURANDA TIMETABLE

  • Depart Cairns station 8.30am & 9.30am
  • Depart Freshwater station 8.55am & 9.55am*
  • Arrive Kuranda 10.25am & 11.25am

FROM KURANDA TIMETABLE

  • Depart Kuranda 2.00pm & 3.30pm*
  • Arrive Freshwater 3.32pm & 5.02pm
  • Arrive Cairns 3.55pm & 5.25pm

*Gold Class is available on selected departures

Discover the warm ambience of 100-year-old carriages with individual lounge-style chairs and dedicated host service. Your Gold Class journey includes morning or afternoon tea featuring a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager as well as a complimentary gift pack.

This 127-year-old railway is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude even today. The railway is now Heritage Listed and a National Engineering Landmark. The Kuranda Station is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world! The heritage-listed buildings blend with the tropical surrounds providing a relaxed environment to enjoy. The Kuranda Railway Tea Rooms at the station offer a great range of souvenirs and refreshments.

Kurada village

Kurada village

Situated on the Barron River, Kuranda’s first inhabitants were the indigenous Djabugay people who have lived here for over 10,000 years. Since then, their descendants continue to contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the area today. Early European settlers took up farming sites in the mid 1880s before Kuranda was officially surveyed in 1888. In those early years, Kuranda was a farming area producing mainly timber, dairy cattle and coffee. The village has evolved a lot since then and today, it’s a vibrant little Village in the Rainforest enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Kuranda is a mountain village near Cairns, in Queensland, on Australia’s northeast coast. It’s known for the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds along forested hillside tracks carved out by early settlers. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers ocean-view gondola rides above a tropical rainforest. In the rugged Barron Gorge National Park, the imposing Barron Falls tumble over craggy rocks into the Barron River.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning 7.5km, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway traverses the McAlister Range, through the Barron Gorge National Park, immersing you in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of the ancient rainforest between its Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals.

Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins using our interpretive app and audio guide to place the story of the rainforest in your hands.

Witness the wonders of the Wet Tropics rainforest from Skyrail’s unique vantage point, before alighting at Red Peak and Barron Falls to explore and learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak, join regular guided boardwalk tours with a Skyrail Ranger as they share their knowledge of this ancient environment. The Rainforest Discovery Zone provides incredible insights into this intriguing landscape whose prehistoric ancestry dates back approximately 130 million years! Navigate the evolutionary history of the Earth via the illuminated timeline that snakes its way along the ceiling; discover amazing facts, flora and fauna of the rainforest displayed within the engaging floor to ceiling interpretive panels and immerse yourself in Australia’s most realistic jungle habitat of the primordial cassowary.

The Rainforest Interpretive Centre at Barron Falls provides a fun and informative learning experience for people of all ages. Visit the Historical Precinct and the innovative Edge Lookout that provides unimpeded views from the waterfall face, down along the gorge. The Edge Lookout also features a glass-floored ‘nerve tester’ inviting guests to stand on a transparent section of boardwalk suspended some 160 metres above the gorge.

Unlock the secrets of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.

This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda. The journey to Kuranda takes approximately 2 hours, which includes a 10-minute stop at the spectacular Barron Falls Station for a bird’s eye view of the Barron Falls. Passing through 15 hand carved tunnels, 37 bridges, spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.

Choose from Heritage or Gold Class travel to discover this famous railway journey. Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey is what makes Kuranda Scenic Railway such a must-do experience.

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates daily all year, except Christmas Day.

TO KURANDA TIMETABLE

  • Depart Cairns station 8.30am & 9.30am
  • Depart Freshwater station 8.55am & 9.55am*
  • Arrive Kuranda 10.25am & 11.25am

FROM KURANDA TIMETABLE

  • Depart Kuranda 2.00pm & 3.30pm*
  • Arrive Freshwater 3.32pm & 5.02pm
  • Arrive Cairns 3.55pm & 5.25pm

*Gold Class is available on selected departures

Discover the warm ambience of 100-year-old carriages with individual lounge-style chairs and dedicated host service. Your Gold Class journey includes morning or afternoon tea featuring a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager as well as a complimentary gift pack.

This 127-year-old railway is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude even today. The railway is now Heritage Listed and a National Engineering Landmark. The Kuranda Station is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world! The heritage-listed buildings blend with the tropical surrounds providing a relaxed environment to enjoy. The Kuranda Railway Tea Rooms at the station offer a great range of souvenirs and refreshments.

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All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST

Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

 

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