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Kuranda and Cape Tribulation

Cairns Tours offers 2 exciting days exploring the rainforests of Far North Queensland. Experience Kuranda the 'Village in the Rainforest' followed by an incredible journey where the ancient rainforests meet the reef.


Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before boarding your coach, which will transfer you from your accommodation to the delightful Freshwater Station to board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail.

Upon arrival in Kuranda, the day is yours to experience the charm and colour of the village, including the many stalls and shops, giving you the opportunity to sample and experience much of the local art and handicraft.

At your scheduled time, your return to Cairns is aboard the “award winning” Skyrail, providing a unique insight into the rainforest canopy and spectacular views of the Coral Sea.

Your rainforest experience ends at Caravonica Lakes where your coach is waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation.

Departs:  Your hotel in Cairns & Port Douglas
Returns:  Your hotel in Cairns & Port Douglas

Highlights & Inclusions:  

  • Return coach transfers
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Kuranda Markets, Cafe's etc..
  • Skyrail
  • Barron Falls and Red Peak walks
  • Return transfer 

UPGRADES: (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 personalised Gold Class attendant
  • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs (24 seats in each carriage over 4 carriages)
  • Ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior
  • Gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard and postage
  • Souvenir trip guide available in 9 languages
  • Optional exclusive tour of the Heritage-Listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
    - Conducted 15 minutes after arrival for morning trains
    - Conducted 30 minutes prior to departure for afternoon trains
  • Food & beverage offerings will focus on Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as:
    o Gallo Dairyland Cheese
    o Skybury Coffee
    o Wondaree Macadamias
    o Mango to Go (100% pure mango "ice-cream" style treat)
    o Freshly baked muffins with local fruit
    o Sirromet Wines
    o Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager

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.


Explore the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.


  • 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!

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 approximately 6pm to Cairns.

Note:  It is not necessary to do these tours on consecutive days. 

Guest Reviews

2 Day Kuranda & Cape Tribulation (3)


Fantastic. A seamless tour that enhanced the experience.

Posted By Louis & Maree Bettini


Driver for Cape Tribulation excellent, very knowledgable, made the trip an excellent one.

Posted By Helen Freeman


Enjoyed both days but the Cape Tribulation trip with Down Under Tours was outstanding and our host Gregg was a pleasure to listen to, friendly and informative.

Posted By Eric Hibbert

Helpful service

Helpful service particularly as I asked for something that did not appear to be standard. Thank you.

Posted By Kristie

Very professional

Very professional & well organised tour. Comfortable transport & enjoyable day at Hartleys. Would use & recommend your Cairns Tours & Travstar again. Thank you.

Posted By Jennifer Urquhart

Loved the day.

Loved the day. Kuranda in a Day was such a great experience and value for money. My only negative feedback is there was not enough time to shop in Kuranda. 2 hours should have been 3 as there were so many amazing shops to visit and trinkets to buy.

Posted By Shannon Parker

Beautiful tour!

Great place, beautiful tour!

Posted By Caroline Fauteux

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Knowledge of the area

Great bus very modern and comfortable. Our driver had so much knowledge of the area we felt very informed.

Posted By Michelle Chequer

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience must visit if going to Cairns

Posted By Shamik Banerjee

Xavier was absolutely fantastic!!

Our Tropical Horizons tour guide/bus driver for the day, Xavier, was absolutely fantastic!! He really did contribute to making our day even more special :-) Thank you!

Posted By Jo Bunn

An excellent day

An excellent day with great commentaries and a lovely lunch.

Posted By Helen Parker

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