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Kuranda/sky rail

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Kuranda/sky rail

Will be doing the kunandra rail & sky rail in July,was hoping for advice on what's best train up & skyrail down? Or other way around.

And is the gold class worth the extra $

Cheers 😊

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Kuranda/sky rail

We rode the train up and took the gondola down. For us it seemed logical but it is a personal thing. With the gondola heading down, you can see the vista opening up. We didn't pay for the gold class train as we didn't see the value in it but you might. :)

Hervey Bay...
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2. Re: Kuranda/sky rail

Gold Class well worth the extra ... especially in July when it will be school hols .... Gold Class everyone gets a window seat ... and no kids!

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Kuranda/sky rail

Didn’t take the train, but definitely enjoyed the Skyrail back. You see the view of Cairns and the ocean while travelling down. I upgraded to the Diamond View when going down and you may enjoy seeing the forest running under the gondola.

Edited: 10 June 2018, 03:51
Sydney, NSW
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4. Re: Kuranda/sky rail

Done this several times. Train up, sky rail back is my pick. Haven’t done gold class before, haven’t really felt the need for it. There is plenty of places to get a bite to eat and a cup of coffee either at freshwater station or when you disembarked at Kuranda. As for the view that my be an advantage in gold class.

Arcadia, California
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5. Re: Kuranda/sky rail

We did the sky rail up and the train down. From the sky rail you get the overall view, but IMO you get more of a close up look of the many waterfalls and the train makes a photo stop, so you can get a better view of the impressive Barron Falls.

We didn't book Gold tickets, but still had assigned seats on the train, but as the carriage was half empty, we still both got window seats.

As a special experience, we were on the train the day the torch for the upcoming Commonwealth Games made the trip from Kuranda to Cairns, and the young lady (the queen?) carried it through the train followed by quite an entourage of officials and security people. She was very gracious and stopped to pose for photos with anyone who asked.

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