Discover two World Heritage areas in two days. Travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, one of the top things to do in Cairns since the attraction opened twenty years ago. Offering amazing views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics national park from forest-green gondolas, the 7.5km journey is smooth, quiet and spectacular.
Two platform stations break up the journey with opportunities to explore timber walkways, lookouts over Barron Gorge and waterfalls as well as interpretation sites. Upon arriving in Kuranda at the other end, passengers can discover local markets, restaurants, cafes and award winning wildlife sanctuaries, before returning to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Transfers to Cairns CBD accommodation included.
Enhance your rainforest experience – travelling from Cairns to Kuranda on one of the world’s great train journeys. Kuranda Scenic Rail travels a line completed in 1891 through a spectacular section of the great dividing range. The railway cuts through 15 tunnels over the two hour trip.
There is time to explore Kuranda rainforest village before being transferred to Rainforestation Nature Park to enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch before getting up close and personal with Australian native wildlife, joining a world war two Army Duck Tour as well as the world famous Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience including dance presentation and dreamtime walk. Return to Cairns via Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Transfers to Cairns CBD accommodation included.
Visit two award winning Cairns attractions in a day. Travel north of Cairns to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and experience the thrilling crocodile attack show. Entry also includes a 25 minute Lagoon Cruise into a habitat feature which contains 19 crocodile ranging in size from 2.5 to 5 metres.
Beginning with lunch in the Flame Tree Bar and Grill, Tjapukai is one of the premier and original Australian Indigenous experiences, winning multiple awards for the level of interaction and guest immersion that it has achieved. Play the didgeridoo, the world’s oldest wind instrument, taste bush tucker and learn of ancient rainforest medicines. See Aboriginal traditional dance.
Join Raging Thunders Express scenic balloon flight tour, with daily departures from Cairns at 4am, returning by 8.30am. Travel to Mareeba, Australia’s best hot air ballooning destination and enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight over the spectacular Atherton Tablelands, its rural communities, agricultural land and national parks.
Ballooning is Cairns best half day tour experience as it leaves you with a full day to enjoy other attractions, tours and activities during the day. In-flight photographs available for purchase. Transfers included. A warm jumper and long pants recommended during the months of May through September. Yes it can be cold at 3,000 ft.