Green Island day trip,  Kuranda Train and Skyrail tour package delivers 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.


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 also 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 great 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 awesome 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.

The one and half hour journey is a wonderful way to complete your day.  When you almost back to Caravonica, where the Skyrail finishes, there are 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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  • Historical railway
  • spectacular views from the Cairns Skyrail

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


Your tour starts with a pick up 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.


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

Green Island has plenty of optional activities to enjoy.

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

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

The historic Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail pick up and drop off from your Cairns city centre accommodation.


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Green Island

Green Island Day Trip

Green Island Full Day Tour - Ferry Transfers Only

Up to 7 hours island time. Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use of snorkel equipment.


Kuranda Scenic Train and Coach

Scenic Train & Coach

Visit Kuranda Village nestled in the lush rainforest of Far North Queensland by the Kuranda Scenic Train and Coach.