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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to...
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best scenic railway trips I've been on and quite a feat of Civil Engineering it must have been to build it. Look it up on the Internet and you'll get an ideal of the tropical rainforest they had to cut this through and it indicates some of the difficulties they must have overcome in the... More 

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic trip. A great journey by train. Amazing views... The journey is very interesting as you travel along there is a commentary giving amazing facts about the building of this magnificent railway line. There are about 15 tunnels to go through. The train stops for photo opportunities. Good value for money.

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Canberra, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Booked a standard class on the way to Kuranda and the gold class return. If I was to do this again I would do gold class both ways. The cabin was fine on both trips however enjoyed the service and refreshments on the gold service. Although this is an expensive train trip its an experience. The afternoon good class had... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Though the cabins were excellent, the train journey is not so spectacular as claimed. In many parts of world these type of journeys offer much better views.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

When we visited Kuranda in Spring last year it was my third visit. The first was when I was the age my children are now and on each of those three occasions I've been lucky enough to make the journey back down to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Not much has changed, and I'm very glad of that. I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This train was a fantastic scenic journey through the rainforest and mountainous areas between Katoomba and Cairns ! It's an old fashioned train and carriages adding to the experience. Katoomba station itself is beautiful. Journey stopped off a couple of places for photos and slowed right down in others. Excellent staff too. I'd suggest getting the train back down to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a truly spectacular trip. As our time was limited, we did both activities in the one day (Skyrail also) - would do it again in a heartbeat. The service by the staff in Gold Class was fantastic. Then, off we went.....the seating was comfortable, train travel allows you the opportunity to walk around so we were able to... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I live in Cairns and have enjoyed this trip. Some visitors recently did the trip and really enjoyed it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very disappointed in the railroad portion of the day. Train cars were uncomfortable and very hot & not a breath of air even with windows wide open. ! I realize that we were experiencing a more than century old rail line & not 21st century comfort. Rode the train to the end of the line, which is Cairns Station or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a truly spectacular trip. As our time was limited, we did both activities in the one day - would do it again in a heartbeat. The staff were fabulous. We were picked up from the Resort, taken to the station where we could have a quick bite to eat on the quaint railway station. Then, off we went.....the... More 

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