Day Trip to Kuranda

Kuranda, one of the most popular day trips from Cairns, is set in beautiful rainforest on the Atherton Tableland’s slopes. The journey to Kuranda is half the adventure. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, located just outside of Cairns, allows you to glide through World Heritage-listed rainforests while looking down on the picturesque Barron River and valley. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway up through the rainforest, amid plunging ravines and chilly cascades, for another choice. The sights will also appeal to self-drive tourists.

The Kuranda Markets are a must-see once you arrive. The Original Markets and the Heritage Markets are open every day, with stalls full of handcrafted items, aboriginal antiques, souvenirs, jewellery, and tropical gastronomic delights. The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld, Australia’s largest assemblage of free flying birds, Kuranda Koala Gardens, and the Rainforestation Nature Park are among the other famous attractions. A journey to Kuranda is frequently combined with a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

You may make the most of your stay in Kuranda by joining a guided tour. The full-day Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns includes two thrilling means of transportation: the scenic railway to Kuranda and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns, with plenty of time to visit the sights in between. Best of all, you may tailor the schedule to your specific interests.