Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda

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The journey truly is the destination aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You'll ride through a UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest with towering mountains plummeting into the deep ravine of Barron Gorge National Park and spilling their runoff in the form of waterfalls. Wood carriages serve as cars, giving you a sense of timelessness as you ride between Cairns and the village of Kuranda. The one-way journey of 37 km (23 mi) takes about 105 minutes. Take a look at our Kuranda trip planning app to schedule your visit to Kuranda Scenic Railway and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Lovely old carriages, very informative voiceover about the life and times of the incredibly resilient rail workers of yesteryear. One of the engineering wonders in Australia’s history. Well worth it, ...  more »
  • About 4,500 yen in additional upgrades ride to gold class. Gold class car is the car 7.8 in the middle. This is the best location right at the curve from the window of the world pictures. Car seat is a very polite staff. The Asian people including the Japanese two friends with me but didn't. Gold class has snacks and drinks, the drinks are unlimited. Everybody drink elegant Bon voyage was. We are so good at sake is not so little. On the way back, should I get ballpoint pens, postcards and other souvenirs. If mounted on the Kuranda railway, by far the most recommend gold class. You can travel in style. Back to the four-seater on the left towards Cairns Kuranda, good views of seats. Two seat side is not so good. However, two seat side when taking photos, even not to worry about so much four-seater stand and go to the side so I think. Trains are equipped with toilets. Bathroom is clean.
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  • Took the scenic railway to Kuranda and the cable car (Skyrail) back down. The rail journey was leisurely and a nice slow pace up the hill. The scenery was fantastic and the commentary informative. We ...  more »

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