Skyrail Kuranda Village Scenic Railway Crocodile Farm Tour
Kuranda Scenic Railway (8.50am) (photos)
Depending on where you are staying in Cairns you will be picked up between 7.00am and 8.00am and transported to Freshwater Station to board the scenic railway train.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a stunning journey offering the best views of the dense rainforest, steep gorge and picture perfect waterfalls. Be sure you have your video camera ready to shoot. Travel in the old railway carriages on the 1 hour 45 minute trip from Cairns to Kuranda.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 by hundreds of men and by todays standards is an engineering feat of epic proportions. The 15 hand made tunnels and 37 bridges are a monument to the men who lost their lives during the construction of the railway.
You will be traveling along the very edge of the Barron Gorge with amazing views of the Barron Gorge as well as a different view over the landscape back to Cairns. The train will travel past picture perfect waterfalls and through hand made tunnels and thick rainforest. The train will stop at Barron Falls where you can walk along the trails to three different lookouts before the train moves on and finally arrives at Kuranda station.
Kuranda Village (free time in Kuranda approximately 50 minutes)
You have some limited free time to explore Kuranda Village, a unique little town that still reflects the character of the hippy years in the 1960's. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and a quick look around before boarding the Skyrail for an amazing trip down the mountain over the rainforest to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal.
Boarding the Skyrail at 11.30am you will find yourself gliding over the dense rainforest heading down the mountain just above the rainforest canopy. There are two stops along the way you can get off and explore as well as visit the CSIRO interpretive centre.
Red Peak Station
Approaching Red Peak station the Gondola will decend through the dense rainforest arriving deep in the rainforest. At the Skyrail Red Peak station you are able to explore the rainforest strolling along a 175 metre boardwalk at ground level. The station has towering rainforest trees, giant ferns and a variety of plants and wildlife. This is a great chance to experience the magic of the rainforest.
Barron Falls Station
Boarding your Gondola you will again be traveling over the rainforest you will be looking down into the Barron Gorge, a deep chasm with dense rainforest. At the Barron Falls a Skyrail attendant will meet your Gondola and you step out onto the Barron Falls mid station. Walk along the tracks which will lead you to three separate lookouts allowing you incredible views over the Barron Gorge and the Barron Falls. The Barron Falls are at their best during the wet season which is December to March each year.
Hartleys Creek Crocodile Adventures
You will arrive at the Smithfield Skyrail Terminal to find our coach waiting at Caravonica Lakes to transfer you to Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm via a short scenic coastal drive north of Cairns. See large Saltwater Crocodiles that will jump out of the water to grab some meat, explore the wildlife parks and check out the other animals. Highlights of the park include the Wetlands cruise, the Crocodile Attack show and a Snake show. Your coach back to your Cairns accommodation departs at 4.50pm.
2.00pm Snake Show
2.30pm Wetlands Cruise
3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show
4.15pm Cassowary Feeding
4.30pm Koala Feeding
Tour departs daily from Cairns and the Cairns Northern Beaches.
Cost per adult = $208.00
Cost per child (4 - 14 years) = $109.00
Cost per family (2 adults 2 children) = $560.00
Accommodation transfers included