Rainforest Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail & Barron River Rafting One Day Trip

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For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

All day trip: 8am make own way to Cairns centre Railway Station and return transfer to your accommodation (within city area)


08:00:Make own way to Cairns centre Railway Station) and Check in to the Train
08:30~10:30:Kuranda Train  one way up from Cairns centre to Kuranda

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Discover the living colour and natural beauty of a rainforest that’s millions of years old. Far North Queensland’s World Heritage-listed rainforest, the Wet Tropics, are among the oldest on earth. Thousands of species of plants and hundreds of unique creatures inhabit this lush green world. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway winds its way on a journey from Gimuy (Cairns​​) via Bub​undji (Freshwater), to Ngunbay (Kuranda), the village in the rainforest. Rising from sea level to 327 metres, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.

  • Cairns Railway Station: The starting point for Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • Freshwater Railway Station: The first stop is the another popular tourist departure point for Kuranda Scenic Railway(Please stay on Train Do Not hop off).
  • Jungara: Features a 180 degree bend with a five chain (100.58m) radius curve.
  • Stoney Creek Falls: The bridge is the most outstanding feature of the railway line.
  • Robbs Monument: A rock formation that was left during the building of the railway as a monument to John Robb.
  • Barron Falls Stop: A photographic stop with views of Spectacular Barron Falls.
  • Kuranda Railway Station: "The village in the rainforest" and home to attractions such as Koala Gardens, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld and Kuranda Markets. You may hop off this station then enjoy the Free Time in Kuranda Village.

Route Map (click to enlarge)

10:30~12:30:Arrive at Kuranda Railway Station and enjoy your free time there.

12.15-14.00pm :  Skyrail down from Kuranda Terminal to Smithfield Terminal

  • Kuranda Terminal: Located near the banks of the mighty Barron River, Kuranda Terminal is the start or finish point of your rainforest experience. Inside you’ll find a range of facilities including ticketing, souvenir gift shop, cold drinks and snacks, souvenir photos, restrooms and a Skyrail Rainforest Foundation donation point. The Skyrail terminal is located next to the Kuranda Railway Station and is a short walk from Kuranda village, renowned for its eclectic mix of markets, stalls, arts & crafts, cafes and restaurants.
  • Barron Falls: Discover panoramic views from The Edge Lookout, visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre and Historical Precinct.
  • Red Peak: Descend through the canopy to explore one of the most ancient pockets of rainforest on Earth, where unique plants and animals have survived the forces of nature and time. This is the home of lush fern gardens, climbing palms, rare butterflies, birds and imposing rainforest giants, all of which are in constant competition for life-giving light. Exploring the rainforest at Red Peak is an experience not to be missed, so allow yourself approximately 20 minutes to encounter, discover and immerse yourself in this fascinating living museum.
  • Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal: Located 15 minutes drive from Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. The terminal is easily accessed by bus transfer service. The bus pick-up service will take you from here to Barron River for Rafting tour.


Barron River Rafting (Bus pick up from Skyrail Smithfield Station)

The Beautiful Barron River. Our Cairns rafting tours are an adrenalin rush and fantastic introduction to white water rafting. These half day tours are hosted on the Barron River, in the Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The natural surroundings are stunning. Towering rainforest mountains, giant granite boulders and the ever-changing face of the river itself, which provides an exciting combination of nail-biting grade 3 rapids and peaceful, calm water floating. Water levels are guaranteed throughout the year, thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro power station. Our Cairns rafting tours operate every day, with pick-ups from Cairns. There’s no experience necessary to participate in this Cairns rafting tour, as our world class River Guides have got you covered.

Get ready for fun, excitement and exhilaration on the Barron River. Spectacular river, 2 hours of rafting, adventures for everyone.


Bus Transfer back to your accommodation (in CBD areas)



Cairns rafting tours combine a series of grade 3 rapids with calm water floating, for adventure and action. Experience is not necessary. A sense of adventure is. Great introduction to white water rafting.


Our professional Raft Guides will keep you entertained throughout our half day Cairns rafting tours, whilst also keeping you safe. They’re recognised leaders in river safety and maintain the highest standards.


The Barron River carved out the Barron Gorge over hundreds of thousands of years, with nothing more than the power of its flow. Experience the rapids and wild ride down the gorge.


The Barron Gorge National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, recognised internationally as being a place of superlative natural beauty. Take in the views all around you from the river.


On Cairns rafting tours, you’re surrounded by thick, lush rainforest, which covers the mountains from the top to the bottom, growing right down to the waters edge. A stunning backdrop.


The Barron River is an integral part of clean, green energy production thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro. You’re rafting in pristine water, which helps power Cairns.


Tour Inclusions

  • Historical Kuranda Train ride 120 minutes
  • 7.5km long skyrail over the rainforest
  • Barron River white water rafting
  • Eco experience with the waterfall and rainforest
  • Kuranda Village and Market
  • One way transfer back to your accommodation (in CBD area)
  • Eco levy $25/per person

Tour Exclusions

  • Please make your own way by foot/uber to Cairns Railway Station in the morning (Walking distance in general , Hotel pick up Not included)
  • Hire river shoes for A$5.00 and avoid getting your own shoes wet
  • Hire a waterproof jacket for A$5.00
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance


  • Make own way to Cairns Central Railway Station @ 8.00am
  • Scenic Train from Cairns centre Station to Kuranda Village
  • Skyrail one way down from Kuranda to Smithfield Terminal
  • Bus Pick up from Smithfield Terminal for Rafting
  • Bus Drop off to your Cairns Accommodation after Rafting @ 17:45pm


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Eligibility : Participants must be aged 12+ to participate in this activity
  • You can enjoy the free time in Kuranda Village, where is guests can explore and dine at your leisure.
  • Children is 12-14 years old.
  • Please bring your own swimming suit, towel and clothes.
  • For the safety of our customers, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has regular maintenance days when it will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and regret that we are unable to provide separate notification. For detailed dates, please contact customer service personnel or refer to announcements made by the Skyrail website.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 2days. No refund if cancel within 2days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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