Freshwater station, Cairns

Freshwater station, Cairns: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

1. From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

Following pickup from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas in the morning, journey in a small group of only 12 guests for guaranteed personal service and entertaining commentary.  Travel down the Captain Cook Highway, known as the second most scenic highway in Australia, and learn the history of the region, along with local issues and stories about wildlife.  Arrive at the beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in the breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and 15 dramatic tunnels carved through the rocks.  Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the 'Village in the Rainforest', famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets, which are open every day.  Browse the wide variety of Aboriginal artifacts, such as handmade leather goods, wood, and jewelry. Stop at a café for lunch and listen to the busker, or try some local snacks such as macadamia nuts, honey, mango wine, homemade sweets, or delicious homemade ice cream. Next, head up the coast to Palm Cove, where you'll be taken along the palm-fringed esplanade. Then, purchase a drink and enjoy some staggering views of the picturesque beach or take a walk along the beach and let the kids play in the playground. Return to Port Douglas with new friends and great memories, before getting dropped off at your accommodation or chosen restaurant on request.  

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

2. Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Port Douglas. Experience the beauty of the rainforest from above then enjoy some leisure time in Kuranda before returning by rail. Be picked up from the comfort of your Port Douglas accommodation. Relax on the scenic drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you get ready to see the rainforest from the air. Board the Cableway and be awed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest on your journey. Admire the flora and fauna beneath as you head for the forest village of Kuranda. Stop at two stations on the cableway. Head out for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda, make use of some free time to explore the village at your leisure. For the return journey, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train for a ride over one of the world's most picturesque rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges along the way. After disembarking, catch your coach back to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

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What people are saying about Freshwater station, Cairns

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 96 reviews

The whole day was great. It was such a pleasure to sit back, relax and enjoy a well planned day. We were picked up on time by Grant, who kept us amused and streamlined all the day's activities. Our train tickets were collected for us and as promised, he was waiting at the end of the ride to transport us to the market and then the air rail.

Kuranda is a beautiful place the views from the train and sky rail were amazing The tour was very well organised and our driver Danny was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour

Brett and the team are absolutely incredible and made the experience extra special. Beautiful views and a really enjoyable day out

Fabulous from beginning to end. Chris (bus driver/tour guide) kept everyone entertained and well informed.

Our trip was amazing. Was definitely worth upgrading to Gold Class on the train, exceptional service.