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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4036 9333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love railways and trains and this must count amongst the best I have ever done. This journey is a railway masterpiece created more than 100 years ago. I lovrd every minute of the journey from Karunda to Freshwater. Seats are allocated. If you are...More

Thank Elaine S
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Elaine, Thanks so much for your glowing feedback! We're delighted that as an avid train fan, our train lived up to expectations! It has quite the history - the railway came to be over 125 years ago and some of the carriages are 100...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the Kuranda scenic railway up to Kuranda , nothing scenic on the ride unless you have a interest in historic RR cars. The passenger cars are bench sitting four across, very uncomfortable. Only view from one side as the other side just a...More

Thank Jim B
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jim, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We'd be lying if we said we weren't a little disappointed that the train and journey didn't live up to expectation - but we'll do our best not to take it personally. The train is particularly popular, which...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We travelled to Kuranda on the train for the day. Great views and informative. Kuranda worth a visit nice shops and markets. We enjoyed Butterfly, Birdworld and Fauna Park.

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey to Kuranda onboard our train! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey. Wishing you safe onward travels.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took this lovely train down from Kuranda and enjoyed it so much that we almost forgot to get off. If you can swing it, get the upper class cars, which will enhance your trip with snacks, drinks and great service. Along the way, marvel...More

Thank Paul J
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Paul, Thanks so much for this wonderful review - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey so much you almost missed your stop! We have to agree with you - Gold Class takes the journey to a new level! We hope you took plenty of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great day!! Fabulous ride on the train from Cairns to Kuranda with informative commentary along the way. Amazing scenery and great company on the journey. Lovely lunch and plenty to do and see once in Kuranda. Even a tarot reading!! Breathtaking ride on...More

Thank Judy J
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Judy, Thank you for your lovely feedback - it sounds as though you made the most of your Kuranda experience! We're so glad you enjoyed your time onboard our 'little' train and, we wish you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This railway trip is just sensational with views ranging from sugarcane fields to closed rainforest. Our trip started at Redlynch railway station to the Kuranda station at an elevation over 500 meters. The history and dedication of the workers building this rail line with picks...More

Thank PaulnGail B
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Paul and Gail, Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so happy to learn you enjoyed your journey and learning the railway's history in the onboard commentary! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda experience and, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aimed at foreign tourists who want boomerangs, stuffed kangaroos, akubras or gems. Blehh. Wouldn't bother again though we did enjoy the trip up and backMore

Thank Ken V
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Ken, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear Kuranda village wasn't your cup of tea, but we're glad to hear you enjoyed your journey on our train. We hope you found the history of the railway enlightening and that you were able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had jooked the tour by "geht your guide". It was uncomplicated and very confortable. The tour was excellent and you had enough time to see all attraction. I woild recommend this tour for young people, because you have to be vital to see all...More

Thank Moni G
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Moni, Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're so glad to hear it was a seamless and enjoyable experience for you! We hope you were able to take plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey and, we wish you safe onward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train up to Kuranda from cairns. Hubby and I enjoyed the ride up and I found the staff friendly and helpful and we also really enjoyed the info and history of the railway that played on the way up. Scenery was beautiful....More

Thank Rebecca D
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed the journey and might consider coming back with your eldest! Great tip re: water - we do have onboard water fountains for passengers to fill their bottles or, if travelling Gold...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught the railway one way! Feel like it's slightly overpriced! There is lots of see on the trip tho and stopping at Barron falls was a highlight. The only downside is you can't hear any the audio clip on the train, especially when going through...More

Thank Clemmy C
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clemmy, Thank you for your feedback - we're sorry to hear you didn't feel it was good value for money. We do hope that in spite of the audio, you enjoyed the vintage experience of the carriages - which are 100 years old -...More

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shenaz p
4 April 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Hi Shenaz, It looks like these lovely TripAdvisors have beat us to the punch - we certainly believe it's still worth the visit, especially if electing Gold Class (the perks!) however, only you can decide whether it will be... More
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janewilsom
24 February 2017|
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Hi Jane, Thank you for checking - hopefully you were able to glean some helpful answers from all of these lovely travellers! Whilst booking tickets is not imperative, it is strongly advised, so that you don't miss out (even... More
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Candace217
13 February 2017|
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Thank you for your question. There are many tours incorporating the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail as part of a Kuranda Day Tour. If you're staying in the city and wish to save on coach transfer costs, you could... More
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