Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest'. Rising from sea level up to 328 metres, the journey passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge through 15 hand-cut tunnels. Take some time to explore Kuranda and its daily markets, the Birdworld Kuranda Bird Sanctuary, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or the Kuranda Koala Gardens. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway can also be accessed via a 10-minute walk from Kuranda. Travelling in gondola cabins just metres above the tree canopy, the Skyrail covers 7.5km of pristine rainforest and is a unique way to appreciate the rainforest.