This morning depart the hotel by private coach for transfer to Freshwater Station, here you will join the historic Kuranda Rail for one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia. Travelling slowly, it winds its way up the epic pioneer track with every turn revealing a new panorama – sugar plantations, Barron Falls, Stoney Creek Falls – until it reaches Kuranda Station, a cool, tropical environment of native shrubs, ferns and flowers.
Later re-board your coach for the short transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Ride the amphibious army duck through the rainforest and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park. The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons on spear throwing. Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheatre where the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music. Lunch is included at Rainforestation.
In the afternoon, transfer from Rainforestation back to Kuranda to board the Skyrail. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. A one-way experience should take approximately 1½ hours this includes spending time at the two different rainforest mid-stations. On arrival at Smithfield Terminal, your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to the hotel.
Accommodations: Doubletree by Hilton Cairns