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The Kuranda Tour from Cairns

$114.97 Prices are Per Person and inclusive of all charges
Location: Cairns and Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
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The Kuranda Tour from Cairns - Overview

Spend a day in and around delightful Kuranda – the ‘Village in the Rain Forest’ – with this excellent package. Choose from four great options for your day. Whatever choices you make, you will have a wonderful time!

Start your trip from Cairns with one of Australia’s most spectacular rail journeys. Rising from sea level to 328m, the Kuranda Scenic Railway travels through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, punctuated with magnificent waterfalls and set against breathtaking mountain scenery.

Alight at Kuranda, where a host of interesting attractions and shopping opportunities await. Explore at leisure before you take the incredible Skyrail back to Cairns.

Glide like fruit bat just metres above the rainforest canopy as Skyrail immerses you in an intimate eco-experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the rainforest environment.

Choose the option with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and immerse yourself in a 4,000-year-old culture. Plus you’ll have the chance to learn the didgeridoo and boomerang-throwing skills.

  • Enjoy the multi-award-winning Skyrail experience – voted Australia′s best tourist attraction!
  • Enjoy one of the world′s most romantic rail journeys
  • Learn to play a didgeridoo and throw boomerangs at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Stupendous photo-opportunities
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off
Location : Cairns and Palm Cove
Schedule : Start time: Approximately 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 8 hours
Available Days
/ Dates:
Daily

Unavailable On:

27 Aug, 03, 10 & 17 Sep, 19 & 20 Nov, 03, 04, 18 & 25 Dec
Pick-up :
    Pick-up from most Cairns hotels.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Drop-off : You will be dropped off at the same point at which you were picked up

The Kuranda Tour from Cairns - Itinerary




There are two great options for your Kuranda Tour from Cairns:
• The Kuranda Experience
• The Kuranda Experience with Tjapukai

The Kuranda Experience with Tjapukai:
At the start of this tour you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

You will embark on a spectacular rail journey comprising matchless views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’.

The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was built between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered a tremendous feat of engineering. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges on the route and many sadly lost their lives carrying out this difficult and dangerous work.

From the train windows, you will enjoy incredible views of North Queensland's World Heritage Listed rainforests, and the Barron Gorge National Park.

You alight at Kuranda Village, a quaint township in the rainforest famous for its arts, crafts and Aboriginal artifacts. Kuranda is also the location for popular attractions such as the Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Guests on the Kuranda Tour from Cairns may obtain a discount entry at these venues by showing their Scenic Train or Skyrail pass. You have 3 or 5 hours to spend in Kuranda.

If you opt for 3 hours in Kuranda, you will board Skyrail at 1300h (1:00pm). Jump into a gondola for a 7.5 km journey over the top of the rainforest back to Cairns. As you glide just metres above the tops of the trees in a comfortable six-person gondola cabin, your Skyrail experience will reveal one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

Voted Australia’s Best Major Tourist Attraction, the multi-award winning Skyrail is recognized not only as a premier tourist experience, but as a world leader in eco-tourism, providing you with a truly unique rainforest experience available nowhere else in the world.

If you opt for 5 hours in Kuranda, you will board the Skyrail at 1500h (3:00pm).

This tour also includes entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, which is located close to the base of the Skyrail, near Cairns. At the Park you will enjoy a fascinating experience which combines the latest in theatrics and technology with interactive activities with local Aborigines, featuring traditional culture and customs. The session includes:

• Aboriginal dance performance
• Lessons on how to play the didgeridoo
• Learning how to throw a boomerang
• Interactive demonstrations of bush food
• A museum gallery of modern and ancient artworks

At the end of your tour a coach will drop you back at your hotel.

The Kuranda Experience:
The Kuranda Experience is the same as The Kuranda Experience with Tjapukai but does not include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
English-speaking driver/ guide
Standard Kuranda Scenic Train tickets (The Kuranda Experience with Tjapukai & The Kuranda Experience)
Discounted entry to the Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld by showing your Tour sticker/train or Skyrail pass
Exclusions
Meals or beverages
Additional info
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Please Note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
The Original Kuranda Markets and Heritage Markets are open daily.
Do's & Don'ts
Bring sunscreen and hat and wear comfortable walking shoes

How to book
Select from available dates and enter number of passengers to see your total price.  Click on confirm price and book.
Once you are happy with the price,proceed to checkout to our secure payment page.  Enter your details and click on confirm and pay.
A confirmation voucher for your activity will appear on your screen and a copy will be sent to your mailbox.
You can easily change your dates,number of travelers and tour options during and after the booking process.
If your tour status is On Request we will not charge your card until we have been able to confirm your booking with our supplier.  If your tour status is bookable online, your card will be charged when you click confirm and pay.Please note that you don't have to pay anything at the destination.
What happens after you book
Please print the electronic voucher sent to you and give them to the operator on the day of the activity.
The voucher also includes the operator's complete contact details, and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you have.
We have a dedicated team of expert Destination Managers who select the most professional and reliable operators to make sure you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience! You can always find out more by viewing our faq'sor contacting us via email.
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Click on view details for the booking you wish to cancel, then click on cancel selected service.
Your credit card will be refunded with the amount due, according to the cancellation policy.
For help with cancellations you can email us (support@isango.com) or call our Customer Service team (8am - 8pm GMT workdays only).
Cancellation Policy
Greater than 7 days prior to the day of departure – No cancellation charge
Between 4 – 7 days prior to the day of departure – 30% cancellation charge
Less than 72 hours prior to the time of departure – 100 % cancellation charge

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Cancellation Policy
  • Greater than 7 days prior to the day of departure – No cancellation charge
  • Between 4 – 7 days prior to the day of departure – 30% cancellation charge
  • Less than 72 hours prior to the time of departure – 100 % cancellation charge