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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"freshwater station"
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"scenic railway"
in 135 reviews
"sky rail"
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"window seat"
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"train trip"
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"barron falls"
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"cable car"
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"great train ride"
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"comfortable seats"
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"cairns station"
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"return trip"
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"great trip"
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"great scenery"
in 33 reviews
"day trip"
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"taking the train"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out skyrail had two interval stops that you could get out do a lap through the forest board walk and re board the skyrail. Kuranda is a tourist attraction lots of souvenir shops aboriginal art work etc we enjoyed lunch and refreshing cold...More

Thank Allison C
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your review. Happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful little town of Kuranda.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful trip. Got the Karunda scenic train from Cairns and did the 'Gold Class' which I would say is worth the extra. Seats very comfortable and relaxing with drinks and nibbles on the outward journey. Scenery was just lovely. 2 hour trip of...More

Thank Barbara R
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Love your review - thanks for the feedback! We're glad you loved Gold Class - we might be biased but we think the upgrade is worth it for that mango sorbet alone! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip up to Kuranda on the train. The audio commentary was informative and helpful, particularly when there were photo opportunities.

Thank Tracey G
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your journey.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just completed the scenic railway trip up from Cairns did the Gold Class worth every cent. The experience was awesome staff great would highly recommend this.

Thank Sgmc
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the 'outstanding' review, we're glad you enjoyed your journey, the value and our staff.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent trip. My advice is take the train up ans Skyrail down. Also if you can afford it upgrade to Gold Class

Thank Mark C
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review.. great advice :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had a lovely time. We stayed in gold class carriage & it’s definitely worth it. Staff were friendly, History of the Rail was very interesting & wonderful scenery.

Thank Josgeo
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time out to review. Gold Class is certainly the way to go. Very enjoyable. Enjoy your onwards travels.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Skyrail up. Just the normal carriage, don’t see the need to pay extra for a clear floored cabin (“Diamond” class). Stopped at the Red Peak station, walked the 200 metres on the boardwalk through the trees, enjoyed the view and got back on...More

Thank deanwebb2016
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your journey aboard our train and that you were able to see Kuranda from both perspectives. We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey and, we wish you safe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Effortless trip with all the facilities and accommodations. Nice views of waterfalls and photo opportunities. Great way to spend a day in Kuranda.

Thank Sumaqinti
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you got to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kuranda Scenic Railway is a great experience for the whole family! Our kids 4 and 6 absolutely loved it! The views from the train is absolutely stunning! We highly recommend it!

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent! Happy to hear. It is such a great experience for the kids, they love the heritage rail!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to upgrade to "Gold Class" for the trip back down from Kurunda. We were happy we did. You get unlimited (within reason) wine, beer or soda along with snack plates for the trip. You can change your mind on what you're having, but...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your journey with us. We agree wholeheartedly - Gold Class is worth it! We hope to see you again soon.

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Nancy E
5 March 2018|
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Response from QueenItchyFeet | Reviewed this property |
A tropical area, so the weather is the tropics. Humid, hot, be prepared for rain while the sun is shining. Cyclone season is from November through to April, which can be daunting, but is rather normal, and locals are always... More
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LizzH
29 September 2017|
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Response from Maggie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lizz, a Gold Class on the rail would be far superior to ordinary. We were so disappointed on the normal seats. We did this trip for the views, the basic class has four passengers opposite each other, no room to move, no... More
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