Kuranda Train & Skyrail (Cairns, Qld)

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 14:50
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No doubt many of you will have already enjoyed the Kuranda experience

My wife and are yet too, but will be doing it in June of this year.

We think train up and skyrail down. Not cheap but does look good.

Is it a must see/do ? Which way did you do it?

cheers
True Blue (Wayne)
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:04

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:04
Hi Wayne. The best way I have found is to go up on the train mid morning. Have a look around and then come down in the afternoon, giving you a much better appreciation of the view as the sun will be behind you.

Cheers,

Mike.
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Reply By: True Blue - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:18

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:18
Thanks for that Mike. Pretty much how we decided we would do it too.

Looking forward to it as well as seeing this region for the first time.

cheers,
Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Racey - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:31

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 15:31
Hi Wayne, I would agree with Mike.

Cheers
Jon
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Follow Up By: True Blue - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 16:01

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 16:01
Thanks Racey.:)
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 18:14

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 18:14
Hi Wayne

We have done it a few times now and what the others have said, but we went the first train, which from memory was around 9am and left Kuranda for the Skyrail trip back down around 4pm.

There is lots to see in Kuranda if you have not been there before, and you time will go quickly.



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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 20:17

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 20:17
Hi Again Wayne

The above reply was from my iPad, and this one is from my computer.

Here are some images of what you can expect from going up in the train and back on the skyrail.

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Reply By: True Blue - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 20:57

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 20:57
Thanks Stephen L.
Great to hear from you again and many thanks for posting those photos, very much appreciated. Can't wait to do it.
Many years ago you passed on to me your recommendations to include the 'Buckleboo Stock Route' (?) in our Gawler Ranges/Goog's Track trip which members of my touring party still talk about and say it was one of our best 4WD drive trips that they have been on. So thank you once again.
You are a wonderful ambassador for touring this great country of ours.

cheers and happy travels,
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 21:06

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 21:06
Hi Wayne

Thanks for that and that is what the EO Community is all about, helping each other out with useful and helpful information.


Have a great trip



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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 12:32

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 12:32
Thanks Stephen for responding and re-posting your photos - I just checked Places and see that you had already posted most of these photos into each specific Place - great job, we really appreciate people who do this!!! :)

Kuranda Skyrail Terminal, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Barron Gorge Skyrail Station, and Kuranda.

Here's a trip planning tip: from any Place page on the website, click the MAP heading. You'll see icons on the map for other surrounding POIs. Click on any of these for further info/photos etc.

And here's a photo sharing tip for ExplorOz Traveller app users (no internet required): open the map in the app and check if there is a Place for the spot you are standing at. If there is, press the icon, then press Show, then press Photos, then press the green Capture button - this will allow you to select a picture source (device camera or gallery) to add a photo directly to the Place page. If there is no Place for the spot you are at, simply press the PIN icon at the top of the app screen and it will create a new place exactly where you are standing (NO internet required). The Places and photos will upload to the ExplorOz server later when you eventually get a connection but stay in the app locally on your device until then. So easy!
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Reply By: Theo D - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 23:43

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 23:43
Hey True Blue

Yes, train up and Skyrail down is the perfect way to do it. Unfortunately when you do the train and you get to Barron Falls (which for 99% of the year is a trickle) you are only allowed to wander for a small distance up to the walkway above the railway. The boardwalk further up is a fantastic experience though passengers just arnt allowed to do it - bit of a bummer!

There is plenty of shops etc to see around Kuranda. There is a nice walk through Jum Rum Creek Conservation Park - if you want to get away from it all.

If you're in the area with a vehicle later in you're trip I thoroughly recommend visiting Davies Ck Falls or Emerald Ck Falls. One closer to Kuranda (but with a vehicle) is Wrights Lookout (close to Barron Falls) with a nice walk down to Surprise Ck - easily the nicest spot in the whole of Kuranda.
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Follow Up By: True Blue - Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 23:49

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 23:49
Many thanks Theo D. Lots of great info. there.

much appreciated and happy travels
Wayne
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Reply By: Life Member - Woodsy - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 09:01

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 09:01
Hi True Blue

Make sure that you visit tjapukai Aboriginal Park next to the Skyrail station

A Must see
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