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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This...

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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One of the best place in cairns love to be there ❤❤i been there with my Husband and family we had lots of fun there.. this was a great way to see the rainforest from the top it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best place in cairns love to be there ❤❤i been there with my Husband and family we had lots of fun there.. this was a great way to see the rainforest from the top it was so peaceful and you could see how huge the trees and ferns grow it was spectacular a must thing to do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt a bit disorganized as to where they were picking us up but once we got on the bus it was great. It was very humid out and the bus was nice an air conditioned. Driver was a little hard to understand so we kept having to question the game plan at each stop. Although they were very good about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyable day out. The views were amazing from both the train and the sky rail. The activities, aboriginal culture and army duck tour were both educational and good fun and the guide made it a laugh also. The only fault is that the schedule was very tight so there wasn't any time to do our own thing or explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hot and humid but they find ways to make you feel welcome and cool ny offering a toilette and water for refilling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A breathtaking journey back into times. The train itself is quaint but not advised on a hot day as there is no airconditioning. The trip itself is glorious with magnificent views and many photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a low stress day trip while in Cairns. One can travel up or down by train, and the other direction by bus or by Skyrail, or both ways on the train. Informative commentary en route. Kuranda itself has lots of touristy shops, snack shops, and local restaurants.

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience - it's certainly a change of pace and a step back in time! We hope you were able to learn some of the amazing history whilst onboard the train :) Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this trip, you get to stop at a beautiful waterfall on the way to Kuranda. During the ride you hear facts about the train and the building of the tracks which was interesting.

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience Heather! We're so glad you enjoyed the scenery and the history of this tour - we think it's such a relaxing change of pace. We hope you left with some amazing photos and memories! Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great way to make our way up to the town of Kuranda. The journey was accompanied by commentary and a stop at the waterfalls which educated us on how the railway came about and other matters. I was a little worried from some of the reviews that the heat would be unbearable but it wasn't too bad... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your journey with us! It sounds like you were able to make the most of the experience and learn the local history :) Glad to hear you were able to enjoy the scenery without heat concerns and, we hope you received the refreshing cold towel ;) Enjoy the rest of your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the Historical Scenic Rail to Kuranda and the SkyRail down. While the SkyRail was a thrill, this ride was more leisurely. You get a taste of the past as you wind up the mountain around bends and through tunnels. The views are spectacular. I enjoyed the SkyRail back down a bit more, but am happy I got the... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're so glad you found the value in the change of pace and the journey through Heritage-listed forest. We're big fans of the views too! We hope you go home with some wonderful photos and memories and safe travels! Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reminded me very much of the mountain train in India. Almost colonial. We travelled up to Kuranda by this train and down by sky train. So so much cheaper to book it oneself rather than a package. Wasn't terribly impressed with Kuranda itself. Very touristy, very expensive. Would recommend the river tour. Two hours is ample time in Kuranda including... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience Chris. It's very much a step back in time when you travel through the heritage-listed area. We're glad you were able to appreciate the beauty! We hope you've gone home with some beautiful photos and memories. Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

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