Kuranda, Cape Trib & Silverswift

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3 DAY TOUR PACKAGE - OPTION 4 includes three quality days exploring the main highlights of the region - the Reef, Kuranda and Cape Tribulation.

Package Highlights:

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail
  • Kuranda Village
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Silverswift Outer Reef trip


Tour Itinerary:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up, time advised at time of booking.
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Railway Station
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail departs at 9.45am
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience at 3.30pm
  • Depart on return transfer to hotel at 4.40pm.

Kuranda Scenic Railway:
Start your day aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering to the Barron Falls and through mountainside tunnels. This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda station.

  • The Train departs Cairns Railway at 8:30am or 9:30am and Freshwater 8:45am or 9:45am and departs from Kuranda at 2pm or 3:30pm.
  • Allow 1.5 hours for this journey.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the "Village in the Rainforest". Visit the Heritage Markets, which operate daily, or perhaps visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Lunch at own expense.

At the scheduled time, board Skyrail for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable 6 person gondola cabins, take advantage of the two stops en-route (Barron Falls and Red Peak Stations) to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre.

  • A one-way Skyrail Experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest.
  • Your journey ends at Skyrail’s Caravonica Lakes station where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation

Upgrade Options (extra cost):

Train Gold Class:
Gold Class has provided a premium experience, giving you the extra comfort and little bit of luxury, and a most memorable experience

  • 9.55am departure from Freshwater station to Kuranda
  • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Cairns
  • Dedicated host service
  • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs
  • Ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Optional exclusive tour of the Heritage-Listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
  • Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Manago to Go (100% pure mango "ice-cream" style treat), freshly baked muffins with local fruit, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager
  • Welcome drinks served 20 minutes prior to departure:
    - Morning service: tropical mocktails served in the pavilion area
    - Afternoon service: served onboard the train

Diamond View Gondolas provides guests with amazing panoramic views of the tropical landscape, Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, but also the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor through the glass flooring for the entire Skyrail experience. Taking a maximum of 5 persons and a waiting time of 7 minutes.


Join Cairns Tours for a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.


  • Return hotel transfers starting approx 7am from Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove), 8am from Port Douglas
  • Returns: 5pm to Port Douglas and 6pm to Cairns approx


  • Mossman Gorge:
    - Morning Tea
    - Guided Walk
    - Indigenous presentation
  • Cape Tribulation Beach & boardwalk
  • Lunch in rainforest setting
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree River Cruise


  • Mossman Gorge
    Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people, before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment.
  • Cape Tribulation
    Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach, where the rainforest meets the reef and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.
  • Tropical Lunch
    With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.
  • Alexandra Lookout
    After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.
  • Daintree River Cruise
    Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for 1 hour, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.
  • Daintree Ferry
    Re-cross the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry - one of the last of it's kind!

DAY 3: SILVERSWIFT Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of adventure!


  • From Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8:30am. Boarding commences 7:45am.
  • Returns at 4:30pm approx


  • Silverswift is a luxury 29 metre catamaran custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling.
  • Visit 3 sites at the Outer Barrier Reef (Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs) and spend a leisurely 5 hours at play.
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.

Silverswift features spacious sundeck areas, hot freshwater showers, change rooms and a licensed bar. The large dive and snorkel platform provides easy water access for all water activities and the state-of-the-art ride control system helps ensure a smooth journey, even when travelling at up to 32 knots.

Certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, with introductory divers able to do a second dive (own expense). Adventure snorkellers can explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures.


  • The tours in this package do not need to be taken on consecutive days, please advise if you have preferred dates of travel. All tours depart daily.
  • Lunch not included for Kuranda tour
  • Order of attractions may change on day of travel.

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Guest Reviews

Kuranda, Cape Trib & Silverswift (1)

Very friendly

We could not of asked for better tour guides, there passion and knowlegde of the area was very clear to see. Very friendly would have know hesitation in recommending this tour option

Posted By Melanie May

Peter was a great tour guide

Peter was a great tour guide

Posted By Janette

We will return

Sadly our tour was cancelled due to an accident and the road was then closed, our coach captain kept us informed as soon as possible. As we were flying home the next day a refund was promptly given without hesitation and because of that we will return and travel with same company any where else we holiday at a later date. Our daughter did this same trip a few years ago

Posted By Moya & Bob Summerville

Great day out

It was a great day out & a great way to see the area.

Posted By John Alexander


Really enjoyed the trip - well looked after, well informed, not too rushed and lunch was fabulous! Thanks

Posted By Anne Harris

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Gold Class option worth extra cost

Fantastic day in Kuranda! Everything ran smoothly from Hotel pick right through to Hotel drop off. Gold Class option on the train was worth the extra cost.

Posted By Michelle Russo

Recommend Butterfly Sanctury and Bird world.

Good day out with visits in Kuranda to the Butterfly sanctury and Bird world. Great way to get there by train and return by sky rail.

Posted By Jon S

Great service right from start!

Great service right from the time Stuart, our driver, collected us at our hotel. The day was one to remember with many highlights but no problems whatsoever. I would highly recommend Kuranda Train & Skyrail to anyone who visits Cairns in the future.

Posted By Greg & Anne Doolan

3rd time is a charm

We've been on this trip three times now with Cairns Tours,and we still enjoy the train up and skyrail down.Kuranda is awesome to visit.

Posted By Steve Grimes

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Enjoyed the skyrail ride. The train ride down was very crowded so preferred the skyrail as I was able to see more.

Posted By Dianne Maschke

Great day in Kuranda

Great trip-enjoyed the Skyrail/Scenic Railway and the Kuranda Village. If the train back could've been a bit faster though...

Posted By Ellen Lewis

Amazing Service

Brilliant customer service from initial enquiry many months ago to the trips themselves
All at Travstar deserve a huge thanks xxxx

Posted By Paul Henton

Highly recommended.

A lovely outing for the day. Relaxing train ride up to Kuranda and a scenic ride down on the skyrail - beautiful! Kuranda was a lovely little town with plenty to see and do. Highly recommended.

Posted By Giselle Legg

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Reef locations were good

Boat was nice, lots of room as not a lot of people on this one. Reef locations were good too. Service was lacking in comparison to the other boat trips.

Posted By Alexia Carras

Fantastic day out.

Fantastic day out. Plenty of room on the boat and crew were brilliant in looking after everyone, giving advise, seeing to our safety and helping out. Three reef locations were close together but different to each other.

Posted By Diane Rodgers

Amazing Crew

Silverswift has a Competent, responsibly, helpful and very kind team.

Posted By Manfred Peter


Thank you very much for a great day! Staff were extremely friendly. Reefs were magnificent.

Posted By Tara Hong

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