Cairns, Kuranda
Dr. Tours
Tour Operator
Culture, Nature
1 Day

This tour is a combination of Kuranda and Paronella Park tours.


This Kuranda tour includes transfers from your accommodation to the Smithfield Skyrail station, 3 hours and half of free time in Kuranda, and the Kuranda Scenic Railway train from Kuranda back to Cairns. Book your trip to Kuranda with us and receive a discount on entry to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens, Rainforest Station and more!

You will first have the opportunity to experience a fascinating journey above the rainforest canopy aboard with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape; glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy before descending to explore the rainforest close up.

Upon arriving in Kuranda, you will have a 3 hours and half of free time to enjoy the unique atmosphere and an array specialty market stalls & hidden cafes.

Kuranda has a fun and festive atmosphere, became popular with the hippie crowd in the 1960s and ’70s. They have left an artistic and musical legacy that can still be enjoyed today. Look out for the amazing street art and talented buskers performing on street corners!

After enjoying Kuranda, you will board the Kuranda Scenic Rail to begin the 2 hour trip back to Cairns.
Now imagine all that natural wonder so close that you can almost touch it, your senses alive with the heady organic fragrance and untamed sounds of the dense rainforest. Unwind your way through a tropical paradise framed by rugged mountains with waterfalls tumbling forever into deep ravines.

Paronella Park

Once you are picked up at Cairns Station, this tour first takes you to the beautiful Josephine falls located on the south-east side of the summit of Bartle Frere, where you will be walking through the rainforest to get to the waterfall for photo opportunities.

Once we leave Josephine falls, we will be heading to Paronella Park which was built by Jose Paronella who immigrated to Australia with dreams and aspired to build a beautiful castle for people. You will surely be amazed by the beautiful stories of Jose Paronella and have an unforgettable experience.

This tour ends with a very popular Italian restaurant in Innisfail where you can enjoy a buffet style dinner. (Covid 19 restrictions apply)

Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.
If you would like to board the 14:00 train back to Cairns, make sure to add it in the notes of the booking form.

TOUR OPERATORDr. Tours, Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway
RETURN TIMEApprox. 21:30

Hotel Pickup
Kuranda Railway
4 hours free time in Kuranda

Paronella Park Entry to Paronella Park and a guide
Josephine falls
Italian Dinner at Roscoe’s Restaurant
Stargazing (if the weather permits)

  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    $18 (AD) $9 (CH) $45 (Family – 2AD+2CH)
  • Birdworld Kuranda
    $17.50 (AD) $8.50 (CH) 43 (Family – 2AD+2CH)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens
    $17.50 (AD) $8.50 (CH) 43 (Family – 2AD+2CH)
  • Child price applies to 4-14 years.
  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.



Approx. 08:50 : Pick up at accommodation

Pick up time may vary depending on the accommodation.

09:30 : Arrive at the Smithfield Skyrail Station

Enjoy a 45 minute scenic ride above the rainforest canopy to Kuranda. You are free to stop at the Barron Falls station to discover panoramic views from The Edge Lookout.

10:40 - 11:00 : Arrive at Kuranda

You will have free time until the train departs at 15:30 (can be changed to 14:00 departure with request to guide) 

14:00: Kuranda Train Departs for Cairns


16:00 : Arrive in Cairns and the Paronella Park tour begins


16:50 : Arrive at Josephine Falls


17:10 : Leave Josephine Falls


18:10-20 : Arrive at Paronella Park


19:00 : Paronella Park tour starts


19:40 : Dinner at Roscoe's Restaurant


20:30 : Depart for Cairns


21:30 : Back in Cairns


*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.
*Please let us know if you want to take the 14:00 train.

Kuranda (Skyrail and Train with Accommodation Transfer)
Night Paronella Park

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