Cairns, Kuranda
Dr. Tours
Tour Operator
1 Day

2-Day Package


This Kuranda tour includes transfers from your accommodation to the Smithfield Skyrail station, 4 hours 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 4 hours 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.

This package is suitable for anyone looking to explore the renowned and popular Kuranda Village.

Reef Magic Cruises

If you are looking for a Cairns Reef Tour and you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once, you will want to see it at it’s best!

Reef Magic Cruises operate day trips direct from Cairns to the Marine World activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You have a whopping 5 hours of free time to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try SNUBA®, Scuba Diving, Sea Trek Helmet Diving or even a Seabob.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck.  Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of an Australian owned, Cairns based crew who bring the friendly inclusive atmosphere for which we are renowned for.

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, Reef Magic Cruises
DEPARTURE TIME08:15 (Kuranda) / 09:00 (Reef Magic Cruises)
RETURN TIME17:30 (Kuranda) / 17:00 (Reef Magic Cruises)
One way hotel transfer
Kuranda Railway
4 hours free time in Kuranda
<Reef Magic Cruises>
All snorkelling equipment
Personal flotation devices in adult / child sizes
FREE   lycra suit for year round comfort and in-water safety.

On board Marine Biology presentation / talk en-route to the reef
Semi-Submersible tours  with interactive commentary
Glass Bottom Boat tours with interactive commentary
Fish feeding and identification session with our Marine Biologist
Underwater Observatory
Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
Morning / Afternoon Tea plus a full hot & cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
Tea / Coffee and drinking water is available free of charge through the day
Access to reference materials on the reef
German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors
  • Gold Class Seating Upgrade $49
    For customers wanting that extra comfort and little bit of luxury. Experience the luxury and heritage of hand crafted Victorian inspired decor and club class lounge seating.Enjoy drinks and dine on locally produced delicacies brought to you by your dedicated Gold Class Attendant.
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    $21 (AD) $10.5 (CH)
  • Birdworld Kuranda
    $20(AD) $10 (CH) $52(Family – 2AD+2CH)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens
    $20(AD) $10 (CH) $52(Family – 2AD+2CH)

<Reef Magic Cruises>

  • Guided Snorkel Tour $49 (AD) $39 (CH)
  • Adventure Snorkel Safari $50 (AD) $40 (CH)
  • 1 Intro Dive $99
  • 1 Certified Dive $89
  • Helmet Diving $99
  • Cairns Return Transfers $28 (AD) $18 (CH)
  • Child price applies to 4-14 years.
  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swim wear
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.



Approx. 08:15Pick up at accommodation

Pick up time may vary depending on the accommodation.

09:00 : 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) 

14:00/15:30 : Kuranda Train Departs for Cairns


16:00/17:30 : Arrive in Cairns

Make your own way back to your accomodation.

08:30 : Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal


09:00 : Depart Cairns

Travel time is only 90 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran

10:30 : Arrive at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy your 5 hours stay at the pontoon!

15:30 : Depart Marine World


17:00 : Arrive 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.

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