Kuranda Train, Skyrail, and Green Island explore North Queensland.

The Kuranda Train, Skyrail, and Green Island tour package is a perfect combination for experiencing the diverse natural beauty of the Cairns region in Queensland, Australia.

First, you’ll embark on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, which takes you through lush rainforests, past cascading waterfalls, and along dramatic cliffs. The train winds up to the charming village of Kuranda, where you’ll have time to explore the local markets and attractions.

Next, you’ll soar above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This gondola ride offers breathtaking panoramic rainforest and Coral Sea views. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the region’s natural beauty from a unique perspective.

Afterwards, the tour takes you to Green Island, a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Here, you can relax on sandy beaches, snorkel in clear waters teeming with marine life, or explore the island’s lush rainforest walking tracks.

This tour package combines the best of the region, from rainforest adventures to reef exploration, making it an unforgettable journey for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

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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:


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 Day Tour from Cairns

Green Island is a tropical paradise, just a short boat ride from Cairns. You can choose from several departure times to make your visit convenient. The journey from Cairns to Green Island takes approximately 45 minutes, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of this island quickly.

Departure Times from Cairns to Green Island:

  • 8:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 1:00 PM

Arrival times on Green Island:

  • 9:20 AM
  • 11:20 AM
  • 1:50 PM

Green Island to Cairns Return:

After enjoying your time on Green Island, you can return to Cairns with the following options:

Departure Times from Green Island to Cairns:

  • 12:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM

Arrival Times in Cairns:

  • 12:50 PM
  • 3:20 PM
  • 5:20 PM

This flexible schedule allows you to plan your visit according to your preferences.

Kuranda Rainforest Village

Kuranda is a magical rainforest village that offers a unique experience. Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup right from your hotel. From there, you’ll embark on a scenic train journey through the lush rainforest.

Upon reaching Kuranda, you can explore at your own pace. You can visit the historic markets, where you’ll find local crafts and souvenirs, or the Koala Gardens to get close to these adorable marsupials.

The highlight of your Kuranda trip is the breathtaking Skyrail experience. You’ll soar above the rainforest canopy, taking in panoramic views of the lush landscape. At the base of the Skyrail, you’ll meet up with an air-conditioned coach that will comfortably transport you back to your hotel.

This excursion allows you to immerse yourself in Australia’s natural beauty and unique experiences. It’s a perfect addition to your travel itinerary.

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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 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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Kuranda Skyrail and Train

Essential Kuranda Skyrail and Train

Essential Kuranda

Skyrail to Kuranda - Train back to Cairns - includes Cairns City accommodation transfers Pick up 8:45am / drop off 5:30pm (approximately)


Green Island Half Day Tour

Green Island Eco Adventure

0830-1630: Standard

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