Attraction Ticket & Self Drive | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Option Prices

  • Oneway
  • Return
  • Combo
  • Selfdrive Combo
  • Option
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Oneway)/Adult
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Oneway)/Child4-14yrs
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Oneway)/Family2A2C
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Oneway)/Adult
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Oneway)/Child4-14yrs
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Oneway)/Family2A2C
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Return)/Adult
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Return)/Child4-14yrs
Kuranda Scenic Railway(Return)/Family2A2C
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Return)/Adult
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Return)/Child4-14yrs
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway(Return)/Family2A2C
Skyrail + Scenic Railway(Adult)
Skyrail + Scenic Railway(Child 4-14yrs)
Skyrail + Scenic Railway(Family 2A2C)
Skyrail + Scenic Railway with Freshwater to smilthfield bus transfer(Adult)
Skyrail + Scenic Railway with Freshwater to smilthfield bus transfer(Child4-14yrs)
Skyrail + Scenic Railway with Freshwater to smilthfield bus transfer(Family2A2C)
Upgrade to Gold Class - Kuranda Scenic Railway (Per Person)
Upgrade to Diamond View - Skyrail rainforest cableway (Adult)
Upgrade to Diamond View - Skyrail rainforest cableway (Child)

Tour Information

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. Enquire through our service: LINE ID: @fit_travel or Wechat: FIT_TRAVEL_AU


  • Skyrail: 1 ½ hours
  •  Scenic Railway: 1 ½ hours
  •  Kuranda Village: 2-3 hours

Operation Time:

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Skyrail’s hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:45pm. *
  • *The last departure time from Smithfield Terminal is 1:15pm.
  • *The last departure time from Kuranda Terminal is 3:30pm.
  • Check the Closure Dates in notices section
  • Default Skyrail time will be 9:55am from smithfiled if you do not remark your prefer session when you make a booking*

Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Currently operating two (2) return services daily.
  • Check the Closure Dates in notices section
  • Default Train time will be 15:30pm from Kuranda if you do not remark your prefer session when you make a booking*
 To Kuranda (daily)​ Service time
Cairns 8:30am/9:30am (departure)
Freshwater 8:55am/9:55​am (departure)
Kuranda 10:25am/11:25am (arrival)


From Kuranda (daily)​ Service times
Kuranda 2:00pm/3:30pm (departure)
Freshwater 3:32pm/5:02pm (arrival)
Cairns 3:55pm/5:25pm (arrival)


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the world’s most botanically fascinating areas that has remained relatively unchanged for 130 million years.

Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape with unsurpassed panoramic views of Barron Gorge and Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy between Smithfield (Cairns) and Kuranda, enroute descend to explore the rainforest close up at Red Peak and Barron Falls.

  • Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal: Located 15 minutes drive from Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. The terminal is easily accessed by Skyrail’s bus transfer service. Free parking is available with dedicated parking for RV’s and caravans and an electric vehicle charge station.
  • 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.
  • Barron Falls: Discover panoramic views from The Edge Lookout, visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre and Historical Precinct.
  • 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.

Diamond View

Enjoy a unique perspective looking straight down into the tropical rainforest canopy with Diamond View, Skyrail's glass floor gondola.

  • *Available one-way only.
  • *Sharing of gondolas may be required.
  • *Seats/times strictly limited, maximum 5 passengers.


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, and most popular tourist departure point for Kuranda Scenic Railway.
  • 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.

Route Map (click to enlarge)

Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class carriages offer the old-world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, some of which are up to 100 years old. Experience your scenic journey in the refurbished original red-wooden heritage carriages. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and numerous photographic opportunities as you wind through World Heritage-listed rainforest.

​Heritage Class inclusions:

  • Souvenir trip guide available
  • Seating in refurbished Heritage carriages
  • Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • Audio commentary
  • Stop and disembark at Din Din (Barron Falls) station, with stunning views of Din Din (Barron Falls)
  • Filtered water available in each carriage

Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class

Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class

Enjoy the comfort of Gold Class in carriages adorned in handcrafted Victorian inspired décor, club lounge style seating and personal onboard service. Gold Class offers a premium experience, providing guests a little bit of luxury as well as a locally produced food and beverage selection brought to you by your dedicated Gold Class Attendant.Gold Class is offered on the following services:

  • 9.55am departure from Freshwater station to Kuranda
  • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Freshwater

Please Note: No Gold Class service is offered between Cairns and Freshwater Station. All customers are welcome to commence or end their journey at Cairns Station.

Gold Class inclusions:

  • Dedicated attendant service
  • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs
  • Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Stop and disembark at Din Din (Barron Falls) station, with stunning views of Din Din (Barron Falls)
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea featuring a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Tropical Sorbets, freshly baked muffins, quality Australian white and red wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager
  • Welcome tropical mocktails served in the pavillion area, 20 minutes prior to the arrival of the train when boarding at Freshwater Station in the morning
  • Welcome drinks served onboard the train, 20 minutes prior to departure, when boarding at Kuranda Station in the afternoon

Tour Inclusions

Please select your experience:

  • Single Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway tickets.
  • Return Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway tickets.
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway + Kuranda Scenic Railway Packages.
  • Upgrade to Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class/Diamond View Skyrail's glass floor gondola.
  • Freshwater train station to Smithfield transfer is good for selfdriver

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expense
  • Cairns hotel transfer


  • Smithfield Terminal: 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield.
  • All self-drivers must drive to Skyrail Smithfield Terminal to check in and receive ticketing information.
  • All guests booked on a Skyrail + Kuranda Railway package must check in at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal, including guests who have selected to Start on Kuranda Railway.
  • We suggest to choose combo package: Skyrail + Kuranda Railway+a short transfer from Freshwater Railway Station to Skyrail Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal and is suitable for self-driving guests.


  • If you have a vehicle you can drive yourself to Skyrail’s Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal where there is free parking, dedicated RV and caravan parking and two electric vehicle charging stations. You can also drive to Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal (free street parking).


  • Prices are in Australian dollars (AUD).
  • The itinerary defaults to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway up/Kuranda Scenic Railway down. If you have additional requirements, please specify in the order notes. The final timing will be subject to confirmation by the supplier.
  • Bus transfers are not currently available from Port Douglas and Cairns Northern Beaches. Please make alternative arrangements if you have your own vehicle.
  • For booking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tickets only, you will need to make your own way to Smithfield Terminal. To descend from the train at Freshwater Station, you will need to arrange your own taxi or Uber ride back to the Smithfield parking lot (approximately a 15-minute drive).
  • 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 24hours. No refund if cancel within 24hours.
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.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.

2 review for Attraction Ticket & Self Drive | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway

  1. Highly recommend!

    Booked this combo (Skyrail up and the scenic train down) with my friend. The scenery on the way was amazing. We especially like the scenic train, it stopped at some great spots to see the waterfall and the rain forest.
    The itinerary is perfect for all kinds of ages of people. Highly recommend this!

    Yu-Hsuan (Jenny) 5 months ago

  2. Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Train

    What a beautiful view when you looked out from the skyrail train. It’s a must go tour! A thoughtful reminder to bring the mosquito spray along with you in scenic train.

    JHIH-HAN 1 year ago

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