Kuranda, Hartley's & Quicksilver

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3 Day Tour Package - Option 7

This 3 day tour package is perfect for families.  

Package Includes:

  • Skyrail, Kuranda, Scenic Rail
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Park
  • Quicksilver Agincourt Reef Pontoon
  • Semi-Submarine

DAY ONE: Kuranda Skyrail & Train

Skyrail Up/Train Down:

  • 8am pickup in Port Douglas
  • 9:15am Skyrail Cableway
  • Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalk
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • 2pm or 3:30pm Scenic Railway
  • Return transfer to hotel

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Board the Skyrail for a journey to Kuranda. There are 2 stops enroute to explore Red Peak and Barron Falls Rainforest Boardwalks. The Journey takes 1hr 15mins

Kuranda Village: Free time is allowed to explore this quaint village, including the Markets which operate daily. You will have free time in Kuranda Village

Kuranda Scenic Rail: At your scheduled time, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Freshwater Station. The journey takes 1 1/2 hours from Kuranda.

Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class Upgrade:
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. (extra cost)

DAY 2 - Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park

Departures: 10:15am pickup with a 4pm coach back to hotel

The Park is not only home to hundreds of crocodiles but also Koalas, Kangaroos, Cassowaries, Dingoes, snakes, reptiles and other species native to Australia.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is located 25 kilometres (20 minutes) south of Port Douglas. 
Sample Timetable:

11.00am - Crocodile Feeding
See a huge estuarine (saltwater) crocodile hand fed in a presentation which also features Australia's indigenous freshwater crocodile.

11.30am - Crocodile Photos
Impress your friends with a photo of you holding a LIVE crocodile (photo extra charge)

1.30pm - Crocodile Farm Tour
Gain and insight into the operation of our crocodile farm. Learn how farming contributes to the conservation of wild crocodiles in their natural habitat.

2.00pm - Snake Show
Discover the world's most venomous snakes and learn how to administer first aid for snake bite.

2.30pm - Boat Cruise 
Cruise the still waters of Hartley's Lagoon and experience the domain of the Saltwater Crocodile in its natural habitat. Great opportunity for bird watchers to spot Kingfishers, Egrets etc. which choose to live around the lagoons.

3.00pm - Crocodile Attack Show
Watch our professional, experienced keepers demonstrate the notorious death roll and head shake. See a huge crocodile hand-fed up close in our specially designed amphitheatre.

DAY THREE: Quicksilver
Quicksilver takes you to Agincourt Reef Pontoon, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can snorkel, dive or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub.


  • Port Douglas Accommodation Transfers
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Itinerary and reef information leaflet
  • Informative presentation by marine biologist
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing

Your day at a glance:
10.00am  Depart Reef Marina, Port Douglas
10.30am  Snorkelling demonstration and Introductory dive information presentation
10.30am  An informative Marine Biologist slide presentation also takes place on the upper deck
11.30am  Arrive Outer Barrier Reef - Reef activities commence: 

  • Enjoy free swimming and free snorkelling from submerged platform
  • Underwater observatory open for coral and fish viewing
  • 20 minute Semi-sub tours depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform
  • Pre-booked guided snorkelling tours with Marine Biologist ( optional )
  • Diving and helicopter scenic flights ( optional )
  • Fish feeding conducted at snorkelling platform at advertised times

12 noon  Hot and cold five star tropical buffet lunch including fresh prawns, pastas, meats, salads and fruit. There are full bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks. The platform has tables for you to enjoy lunch and undercover seating
1.30pm  Lunch finishes. Time for more activity or just relax and take in the view!!
3.00pm  Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Reef video and photo viewing on board
4.30pm  Arrival at Reef Marina, Port Douglas. Transfer back to your hotel.

Note:  These 3 day tours do not need to be taken consecutively. 




Guest Reviews

BTS- Hartleys Crocodile Adv (4)

Well organised

Well organised and planned out. Times were suggested to us allowing us a flow a activity . Thank you

Posted By Anne Vandewater

Wonderful day!

Wonderful day!

Posted By Kerrie Bowers

The best wildlife park we have ever been too!!!

The best wildlife park we have ever been too!!!

Posted By Marguerite Puiatti

friendly and approachable people.

friendly and approachable people.

Posted By Sally

Loved the whole day

Loved the whole day. Skyrail was great. Markets were really good Train trip back was lovely. A really good value for money trip. Will do it again when we come back to cairns

Posted By Colin Watts

A really enjoyable day

Train up..Skyrail down.. The only way to go. For older folks, use the shuttle buses to get around Kuranda.. A really enjoyable day..

Posted By John Cupper

Experience was amazing

Thought the whole experience was amazing!! Just outstanding.

Posted By Karen Seifert

Best day in Kuranda

Gold Class was a lovely treat and worth the extra on the train. The Skyrail return was amazing, especially as we had such beautiful clear weather.

Posted By Donna Walmsley

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Cairns must do

If you do nothing else in Cairns, do this . So interesting and beautiful !

Posted By Nola


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

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Quicksilver best way to visit the reef.

Amazing service , no hassles, has amazing time

Posted By LUISA hoogwerf

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience must visit if going to Cairns

Posted By Shamik Banerjee


Thanks Gene all the booking were great, really loved the Quicksilver Cruise, brilliant well worth the money. The transfer was waiting for us upon arrival, which was fantastic.

Thanks again.

Kind Regards

Susie Flynn

Posted By Susanne Flynn

Very good

The whole trip was very good especially the staff onboard the boat. We would also recommend you go with the marine biologist for the snorkeling portion of the trip as it was well worth the extra cost.

Posted By Ross Brunson

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