Guided tour

Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

From $418.97 per person

Experience the best Cairns has to offer from the water, ground and sky. In one day, ride the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, experience the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, gaze over the spectacular reef in a helicopter and then, enjoy a cruise on the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup included
Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels. Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas is not included.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Glide over the world heritage-listed rainforest on the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Sweep over the Great Barrier Reef's crystal blue waters, coral gardens and sand cays in a helicopter
  • Enjoy a gourmet Aussie BBQ Lunch
  • Cruise, snorkel and view coral and marine life on a luxury vessel
  • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and cheese
Full description
Begin your journey on board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, discovering the color and natural beauty of the million-year-old rainforest. From the picturesque destination of Kuranda Village, glide just meters above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail, descend through the canopy layers below and transfer to Cairns. You will then board a helicopter to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime flight over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Flying over the sand cays and spot the coral below on your way to the Hastings Reef. Land on an outer reef helipad where you will board the luxury vessel and enjoy the next two hours of pure bliss at the reef. Make use of the snorkeling equipment and discover the fascinating ecosystem below or simply relax on board. Complete your day with a delicious Aussie-style BBQ lunch. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns as you wind down with a complimentary glass of wine and cheese.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway ticket
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ticket
  • Return cruise
  • 25 minute scenic flight over the reef and sand cays to Hastings Reef
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • BBQ lunch
  • Return transfers to/from your accommodation
  • Additional beverages
  • 20 fuel levy required, to be paid directly on the day of travel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • $20 fuel levy required, to be paid directly on the day of travel
  • Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage/bag must be advised at the time of booking. The maximum single-seat weight is 130 kg, which includes any carry-on luggage/bags
  • For comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130 kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is payable to the local partner on the day of travel
  • Please Note: immediate transfer from Kuranda Scenic Rail to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Refunds: cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if booking is cancelled within 24 hours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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June 17, 2018


Worth if had more time in Kuranda and GBR tour a bit more exclusive.

There was no time in Kuranda, only 15 minutes, this was not mentioned in tour description - an hour stay would have been reasonable. Just rode the train and skyrail did not even see Kuranda at all. The late BBQ lunch on board the ship was also a disappointment. The food was not presented well, it was like a packed meal. The only thing good about this tour are the rides: train, skyrail and helicopter rides. We were inhaling carbon monoxide in the semi sub, the exhaust from the engine was entering the enclosed viewing room. For the price of this tour it could have been a little more exclusive for the GBR tour.

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April 25, 2019

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