Green Island day trip,  Kuranda Train and Skyrail tour package deliver two excellent tours for one great price!

This region covers two World Heritage sites.

The only place in the world you get to see these magical locations right next to each other! You’ll have it all covered in this great Green Island day trip.

While you are on Green Island, relax on the beach, snorkel and enjoy a self-guided rainforest walk.

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID-19, the Kuranda portion of this itinerary has changed. Kuranda transfers will now be at 3 pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.

The village in the Rainforest Kuranda

Kuranda is part of the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland, Australia.   Tourists flock to villages in the rainforest. Starting their journey on the 8:30 am train from the Cairns Railway Station.

The next stop is the Freshwater Station, a historical station known as the Freshwater Connection.  While you are on the Kuranda Train, you will pass through the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Rainforest.

When you arrive in Kuranda, you can decide to wander through the Kuranda Markets.  There are also excellent art galleries and stalls to explore.

Next, visit several attractions during your day, including Rainforestation, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala World.

Take in the view from the Kuranda Skyrail.

Kuranda Skyrail is an excellent way to see above the rainforest for 7.5 kilometres.

Two stations allow you to stop and explore a rainforest boardwalk Red Peak and Barron Falls along the way.   During the wet season, the best time of the year is to see the Barron Falls in its glory.

This one and half hour journey is a beautiful way to complete your day.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the  Cairns northern suburbs and the Coral Sea.

See our things to do on the Green Island page for more options.

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Green Island

White sandy beaches surround green Island, lush tropical rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and what better way to get there and experience this that with the Green Island Reef Cruise

Choose to snorkel, dive, stay dry or view the spectacular underwater reefs on a glass bottom boat or laze on the white sandy beach.

Green Island offers an array of activities to suit all abilities and is ideal for non-swimmers.

Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel

There is a wide range of optional activities to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion and even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving.

Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail

Located about 20 minutes north of Cairns, the Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail offers fantastic views of the rainforest and an unforgettable day in Kuranda Village.

This tour combines two of the regions most popular tours:

Both the Historic Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail gondola over the rainforest.

Let the adventure begin.

A bit about the Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail:

The Kuranda Scenic Train winds through the Kuranda Range for 37km. Your 90-minute journey will take you past steep ravines and cascading waterfalls within Barron Gorge National Park.

Sit back and relax while you take in the views. Meanwhile, audio commentary will explain the unique history of the Tropical North.

The Skyrail:

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to COVID-19 the Kuranda portion of this itinerary has changed, and you will now be transferred from Kuranda at 3.00 pm by air-conditioned coach to your Cairns accommodation.

Not only beautiful but sustainable too! Skyrail is an excellent example of ecotourism.

Specifically engineered for breathtaking views, there’s no better way to see the rainforest! As the Skyrail takes you high above the canopy, your view of the rainforest will be completely unrestricted.

Stop off at not one but two different stations to explore the rainforest further: 

Red Peak Station provides a beautiful walk along a boardwalk through the trees. Barron Falls Station provides a spectacular view of the famous Barron River Waterfalls.

Green Island

You can choose your preferred departure times from Cairns and Green Island!

Travel time to Green Island Day Tour is approx. 45 minutes

Cairns To Green Island

Departs           8:30        10:30     13:00

Arrival             9.20        11:20      13:50

Green Island to Cairns

Departs          12:00       14:00     16:30

Arrival            12:50       15:20     17:20

Kuranda

Your tour starts with a pickup from right outside your hotel.

Then, it’s off to to the train station first.

After the train, you arrive in the rainforest village of Kuranda.

Here you’ll have free time to explore the region further.

Visit the historic markets or Koala Gardens, all at your own pace.

Finally, your journey on the breathtaking Skyrail begins.

At the base of the Skyrail, meet up with your air-conditioned coach, which will take you back to your hotel.

Green Island – Full Day

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Half Day or up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self Guided Eco-Walk
  • Choice of Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tour OR use of Snorkelling Equipment*
  • Use of island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities.

Kuranda

  • Return Bus Transfers (from Cairns City Accommodation only)
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Skyrail Gondola

Green Island has plenty of optional activities to choose from

  • Lunch from several different casual outlets or Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests & Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash/Credit card for purchases
  • Camera, hat, sunglasses
  • Swimming clothes
  • Bottle of water

For your Green Island tour, make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal for check-in.1 Spence Street, Cairns QLD

Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail pick up & drop off provided from your Cairns city centre accommodation

 

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Travel across many bridges and tunnels, past stunning waterfalls

Kuranda Skyrail and Train

Kuranda Skyrail and Train

Kuranda Skyrail and Train tour.  Enjoy some of the icons of the region, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Rail and Kuranda Village.

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green island day trip

Green Island Day Trip

08:30-16:30

FULL DAY (~7 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm

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