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Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

4.7 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 182.96 per person

Take a 40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and then visit Kuranda by traveling on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and returning by the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Explore the village and enjoy free time visiting markets, shops and food stalls.

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Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Great Barrier Reef from the air on your 40 minute Reef Hopper Scenic Flight
  • Take a ride on the cableway, gliding just meters above the rainforest canopy
  • Spend 2.5-hours exploring Kuranda markets, unique shops and wildlife parks
  • Discover a World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest by historic scenic railway
  • Enjoy a free transfer courtesy bus from Cairns city accommodation at the beginning of the day
Full description
On this full-day excursion, you'll see the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this 40-minute scenic flight in a high wing aircraft. You'll see Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove. After exploring the reef, you’ll head back toward the mainland with views of the North Queensland coastline. With window seats guaranteed, take in the stunning views as your professional pilot provides you with expert commentary along the way. After your scenic flight, you'll be taken to ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll soar above 7.5 kilometers of pristine rainforest canopy in a cable car. Visit the beautiful town of Kuranda, nestled in the pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You'll have 2.5-hours of free time to explore the eclectic village, local markets, shops and walking trails or sit back and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many amazing food stalls or cafes that the town has to offer.  Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and marvel at the views of the surrounding mountains along the way. Rising from sea level to 328 meters, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and then will take you into the stunning Barron Gorge. At the end of your day, make your way back to your accommodation. Alternatively, transfers can be booked during check-in at Skyrail Smithfield Station for an additional cost of $11.50 per adult. Your combo will also include a free transfer courtesy bus from your centrally located Cairns accommodation.
Includes
  • 40 minute scenic flight
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (one-way ticket)
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (one-way ticket)
  • Courtesy pick-up from most Cairns city accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • Passengers cannot weigh more than 125 kg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Wonderful day today. Firstly our pilot Brad from GSL Aviation (Cairns airport) was informative, professional, attentive & knowledgeable as we flew above the reef. Just 6 in the plane + pilot. Everyone had a window seat. A great experience we would recommend to everyone. 10/10 Brad. Then we went to Smithfield to catch the Skyrail up to Kuranda, a really good way to travel up the mountain with the rainforest below. Then at Kuranda we took a 45 minute boat ride on the Barron River (Kuranda Riverboat Tours) and our guide Lex was very knowledgeable in pointing out fresh water crocs, tortoises, fish & a cassowary, all up close & personal. 10/10 Lex. Then lunch at the Kuranda Pub (nice hamburger) and the train trip down the mountain. The trainline is a marvellous historical engineering endeavour & should be experienced.

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May 27, 2022

I’m so glad I booked this combo, as it turned out to be the highlight of our holiday, as we had all the hassle taken away, we also got an added bonus of having the reef flight all to ourselves with our pilot brad who really made us feel so at ease.

April 18, 2022

Well worth the money to do the combo. Each activity was amazing. Weather was bad but they rescheduled the flight for the next morning and it was 10/10! Skyrail was spectacular and there were some stopped along the way to hop off and get photos. Scenic rail was amazing too on the way back with views and commentary.

June 14, 2021

Product ID: 148028