2 Day Green Island, Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail

2 Day Green Island, Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail

After a day on beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll experience on two picturesque journeys over ancient Wet Tropics rainforest and a day in the rainforest village of Kuranda.

Itinerary at a glance… (Times may be subject to change)

DAY 1 Green Island Eco Adventure


Depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 


Arrive Green Island


Depart Green Island


Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

DAY 2 Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Train


Coach pick up from accommodation, time advised at time of booking


Arrive Kuranda Scenic Train from Freshwater Station 

Free time in Kuranda Village, approx 2.5 hours


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway return to Smithfield station


Coach transfer from Smithfield to Cairns / Northern Beaches accommodation (exc Holloways, Yorkey's or Machans).

DAY 1: Green Island Eco Adventure 

Tour Operator: Great Adventures

For a tropical island adventure, Great Adventures will take you to Green Island, a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay, for a unique reef and rainforest experience just 45 minutes from Cairns.  You’ll have the choice of snorkelling equipment to snorkel directly from the white sandy beaches or a glass bottom boat tour to experience this tropical Great Barrier Reef island. 

As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well-appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, restaurant and refreshment outlets. Choose from a range of delicious and affordable meal and snack options with great kid’s menu options too. 

Your Green Island Eco Adventure includes:

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat tour OR snorkelling equipment
  • Exclusive use of the island swimming pool
  • Exclusive self-guided eco Island walk
  • Use of Green Island Resort's day visitor facilities

There’s also a wide range of optional activities in addition to your cruise fare to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion, kayak or even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving. For an exhilarating top-side perspective of the reef, there’s parasailing and scenic helicopter flights too! There’s even the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat with daily crocodile shows.

Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns

Choice of departure times: 

From Cairns: 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm

From Green Island: 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm.

DAY 2: Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail

Tour Operator: Down Under Tours

Start your day aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering to the Barron Falls and through mountainside tunnels. This breathtaking journey on one of the world’s most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda station.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the “Village in the Rainforest”. Visit the Heritage Markets, which operate daily, or perhaps visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld or the Kuranda Koala Gardens (own expense). Lunch is at own cost.

At the scheduled time, board Skyrail for the world’s most beautiful rainforest cableway experience. Glide over the rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops en-route to enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the Rainforest Interpretive Centre. Your journey ends at Skyrail’s Smithfield Lakes station where your coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

Your Kuranda day includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up, time advised at time of booking.
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Railway Station
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail 
  • View Barron River and Stoney Creek Falls
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Heritage Markets operate daily
  • Return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience
  • Return transfer to hotel


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 227.50AU$ 123.00AU$ 603.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 227.50AU$ 123.00AU$ 603.00

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  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 231.50AU$ 126.00AU$ 618.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50AU$ 26.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 238.00AU$ 132.50AU$ 644.00

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Day 1 Green Island trip is self-drive. Coach transfers are available at an additional cost.  Day 2 Coach transfers are provided by Down Under Tours.

General Conditions

  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2020.

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