Board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to Freshwater Station and the original Kuranda Scenic Railway where you'll meet the historic train.
Built from 1882 to 1891, the railway connects Cairns with the Atherton Tablelands. This extraordinary line traverses through the Kuranda Mountains, passing magnificent waterfalls, crossing 37 bridges and traveling through 15 tunnels in the Barron Gorge National Park. Views are magnificent and the ride is a thrilling adventure filled with multiple photo opportunities.
Then its up, up and away for a soaring flight on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The cableway spans 4 1/2 miles over pristine tropical rain forest. Glide above the rain forest canopy in a 6-person gondola cabin then descend through the forest's layers. Your aerial trip offers stunning views of the rain forest's flora and fauna and panoramic vistas of the Cairns tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. You will have the opportunity to get off at the stations along the way so that you can explore the rainforest independently along paved walkways.
When you arrive at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park (pronounced "jab-uh-kai"), refresh with a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant.
The most awarded Aboriginal Cultural attraction in Australia, Tjapukai showcases the culture of the rainforest people of tropical north Queensland. Seven separate arenas allow you to experience every facet of this culture. Visit the informative Natures Voice Theatre, the inspiring Creation Theatre, the original Dance Theatre, and the interactive Camp Village where you can learn didgeridoo playing and boomerang throwing. Be sure to indulge in some free time at Tjapukai's art gallery and gift shop to browse for authentic cultural souvenirs and artwork created by local Aboriginal artists.
At the end of your adventurous day, a relaxing motorcoach ride returns you to port.