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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
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The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising...

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picuresque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland

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Well worth this trip, amazing views. Great journey very comfortable carriages , staff so helpful. Stopped to enable us to take photos of waterfalls etc , Very reasonably priced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth this trip, amazing views. Great journey very comfortable carriages , staff so helpful. Stopped to enable us to take photos of waterfalls etc , Very reasonably priced , Great day out. !! Must do again when we return to Oz

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't knew what to expect but I still booked gold Class seats for Kuranda Scenic Rail and I must admit that it is totally worth it. We were fed on the way back and drinks were poured as soon as the train departed. Train stop at Barron Falls provided spectacular view of the falls. Dietary requirements are taken care... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall it is not bad but nothing too special. Quite expensive in my opinion. Cable car is better. However we wanted to try both.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do if you are in the area. The Skyrail on the way up give you a spectacular view of the rain forest from above, while the railway on the way back gets you deep inside the forest for a totally different perspective.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a good way to get to Kurranda and learnt some history. But got a litte tedious. Too many rules were given. But the views were lovely, especially Barron Gorge. At least do it once.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the scenic railway on our way back from Kurranda and each minute was so enjoyable. I have a seven year old kid and he loved it immensely. Suddenly we were into clouds and the next moment inside a tunnel. There were 15 tunnels in total and the journey was enthralling. You find waterfalls, dense forests and then valleys,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on Saturday up with the skyrail, back with the train ( gold class) fantastic views , great service, professional and very friendly staff, great luxury seating arrangement , beautiful drink and nibbles served (all local produce) fantastic trip a must do in cairns

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for families or train enthusiasts but was a bit long at the end of a sky rail and day in Kuranda. Relaxing ride and the train stations were beautifully historic. The cold refresher towels were much appreciated in the humidity and heat. If you had only time or finances to do one I would chose the sky rail as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a stunning ride up on the cable car we had booked the return journey on the train, we upgraded to the Gold class, which included a luxury carriage with fab individual seats, drinks and nibbles and also a guided tour the signal box. After paying and waiting for our guide we were returned to reception to be told they... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The train trip takes 90 minutes & is well worth the experience. The history of the making of the railway tracks & tunnels makes you appreciate the ride all the more. Yes, it is hot but you are on a steam train in the tropics & this is to be expected. There is cold water on the train & the... More 

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