The Kuranda Experience

  • Port

    Cairns, Australia

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6 Hours

  • Meals Included


Transfer to Freshwater Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a picturesque ride through Barron Gorge. Built between 1882 and 1891, the 21-mile railway is considered to be an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Your train ride offers sights of deep gorges and rugged mountains, taking you past magnificent waterfalls, through 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges on your journey up the Kuranda Ranges -- part of Barron Gorge National Park.

In Kuranda village, enjoy free time to browse through the many art and craft studios, visit the Australian Butterfly Farm (at your own expense) or sit back in a café and watch the colorful and vibrant village life go by.

Experience the breathtaking descent from Kuranda to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rain Forest Cableway, traveling high above the rain forest canopy aboard a six-passenger gondola. Below you are spectacular views of the region and vistas of the sparkling North Queensland coast out to the Coral Sea and Green Island.

The journey down the mountain includes a stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre and Red Peak Station, where you'll have the opportunity to gain an insight into the intricate ecosystems that make up the rain forest.

A motorcoach will transfer you from Caravonica Station back to the ship.


Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for guests with mobility limitations. Tour does not operate on holidays.