Kuranda Scenic Train and Coach

This Kuranda Scenic Train and coach trip operate from Cairns while COVID is happening, and the Cairns Skyrail is not operating every day.

As of July 2020, this tour itinerary has changed due to Skyrail operation, and you will now be transferred from Kuranda at 3.00 pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.

Located about 20 minutes north of Cairns, the Kuranda Scenic Train and coach offers fantastic views of the rainforest and an unforgettable day in Kuranda Village.

This tour combines two of the regions most popular tours, both the historic Kuranda Scenic Train and the coach package.

Kuranda Scenic Train

The Kuranda Scenic Train winds through the Kuranda Range for 37km. Your 90-minute journey will take you through tunnels, past steep ravines and cascading waterfalls within Barron Gorge National Park.

Sit back and relax while you take in the views while listening to the audio commentary explaining the unique history of the building of this historic railway line.

The Cairns Coach

All aboard the coach for the trip back to Cairns.





07.45 am approximately Your tour starts with a pick up from right outside your hotel.

Then, it’s off to to the train station first.

After the train, you arrive in the rainforest village of Kuranda.

Here you’ll have free time to explore the region further.

Visit the historic Kuranda markets, the Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens, all at your own pace.

Then return over the rainforest your journey on by air-conditioned coach that will drop you back to your Cairns accommodation.


  • Return Bus Transfers (from Cairns City Accommodation only)
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Entrance to Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Air-conditioned coach transfers from Kuranda

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Credit card for purchases
  • Camera, hat, sunglasses, and umbrella in the green season
  • Bottle of water

Important Information

As at July 2020, Skyrail will not be operating until mid 2021.  This tour itinerary has changed, and you will now be transferred from Kuranda at 3.00pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.


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