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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  • Some of our group went on the railway at the end of a trip to Kuranda. It was 1.5 hours down the valley. It stopped so you could take photographs. Gold class tickets means you can sit in chairs as opp...  more »
  • Fabulous rail journey. Excellent commentary along the way. We took the SkyRail up, and the train down. The railroad was built in the days before machinery to do that type of construction work had been...  more »
  • It was fun riding this old railroad through the hills and past waterfalls to Kuranda and the Scenic gondola trip back was great too. Kuranda has become a tourist town, mostly tourist shopping but the ...  more »

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