Kuranda Scenic Rail, Kuranda Skyrail and Tjapakai Tour (from Port Douglas)
this fun filled tour from your hotel accommodation in Port Douglas to
picturesque Kuranda. You will travel by coach from Port Douglas through
the lush cane fields to Freshwater Railway Station where you begin an
adventure that had it's beginnings back in the 1800's.
Scenic Railway makes the journey up the mountain through tunnels
and across trestle bridges that was originally carved out of the mountain
by hand. Construction began in 1886 and the line opened in June 1891.
The track is 75 kilometers long with 15 tunnels, dozens of bridges and
more than 90 curves. Today the Cairns to Kuranda rail line is regarded as one of the most remarkable
engineering achievements of all time.
The most impressive part of the journey is crossing the trestle bridge at the
Stoney Creek Falls. Usually a stop is made on the bridge for photos
of the waterfall cascading into the valley below.
You will have free time to explore Kuranda Village before boarding
the Kuranda Skyrail
for the journey down the mountain across the top of the rainforest. Try to visit Kuranda Butterfly World while you are there. Simply stunning.
Kuranda Skyrail has 2 stops along the way where you get wonderful views of the
Falls and a walk along the special boardwalk where you can view
the rainforest. You also get the most beautiful panoramic views of the ocean as you start the descent down the mountain to Caravonica Lakes.
At Caravonica Lakes you enter the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will see tribal dancers, watch boomerang throwing and spear
demonstrations and learn of the deep significance of Aboriginal culture. This is optional and entry allowed only if you chose this experience at time of booking.
There are many options to this tour, so choose which one suits you best. Prices start around $157 for a basic tour, going up by Rail and coming down by Skyrail. Added tours with entry included are optional.
Book Port Douglas Kuranda Rail Tour below. It's a fabulous days journey into the clouds.