Cairns: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour & Lunch

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Be immersed in the nature of the rainforest and ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway on this day trip from Cairns. See colorful creatures at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala and Wildlife Park.


  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey with stunning views
  • Explore the flight aviary of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Travel through the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle
  • Enjoy a classic Australian barbecue lunch
  • Watch a dance demonstration by Aboriginal performers


Discover some of the finest scenery and fascinating culture of the Kuranda Rainforest on a guided tour. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, a Koala and Wildlife Park, and learn about about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Start your immersion into the culture and nature of the Kuranda Rainforest with a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through the mountains and rainforest to the village of Kuranda.  Upon arrival, experience Australia's largest butterfly aviary at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary with 1,500 tropical butterflies, including the vibrant green Cairns Birdwing. Next, travel by shuttle to the Rainforestation Nature Park for a barbecue buffet lunch.  After lunch, explore the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle as you climb aboard a World War II Army Duck that can drive over land and in water. Search for wildlife as you learn about the plants and trees of the surrounding rainforest. Then, sample some exotic fruits and locally-made ice cream at the Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Find out more about Aboriginal culture at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and watch spear-throwing demonstrations and traditional dances. Try your hand at throwing a boomerang, and hear all about the didgeridoo. Then, get up close to Australian animals including koalas, dingoes and the endangered Cassowary and Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo. See typical Australian critters including wombats, crocodiles, lizards and birds. Feed the kangaroos and wallabies by hand. Then, travel back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ride over the canopy of the pristine rainforest. Transfer back to your accommodation at the end of the tour services.


Kuranda Scenic Railway Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Tour by Army Duck (amphibious vehicle) Pamagirri Aboriginal dance show Dreamtime walk Koala and Wildlife Park Barbecue buffet lunch Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Information

  • The 'starting time' is NOT the same as the pickup. Please refer to the email you will receive after booking from the local tour supplier for your correct pickup details.
  • Please call the local tour supplier and reconfirm your tour, pick-up location, and actual pickup time 24-hours before departure.
  • Please note Tropic Wings has consolidated our pickup locations for All Day Tours as of April 17th 2023. This means for some passengers they may need to walk a short distance to a designated pickup location, rather than immediately outside of their property.

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