After a stunning ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway we arrived at the small village of Kuranda! Kuranda is a quirky place with an laid back, relaxed, hippy vibe and is home to artisans of all descriptions – from painters to sculptors and foodies!

The markets and stalls in Kuranda are an eclectic mix and a great place to grab a bite to eat, drink or pick up a souvenir or two! There’s even a plane crash but don’t worry it’s just a prop from a movie!

After spending the day in Kuranda we hopped on the Skyrail and made our way back to Cairns. The Skyrail stretches 7.5km through the Rainforest and at the time of completion was the worlds longest gondola cableway. Construction started in 1994 and the cableway opened a year later!

Despite not being a fan of cable cars I really enjoyed our ride through the Rainforest canopy and it’s a great way to get to or from Kuranda! The views are spectacular and you can hop off at the mid-station near Barron falls and walk the boardwalk for a closer view! There’s even the obligatory tourist photo which we had to buy as a souvenir of our day!

I really enjoyed our day-trip and loved the scenic railway and cable car! It’s a great way to explore the suburbs of Cairns and Kuranda and learn about the regions history and heritage!

I’d definitely do the trip again and it was a great end to our time in Cairns!!

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