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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
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Description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda...
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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Great trip to Kuranda

We loved this train ride to Kuranda. It was very exciting for our grandchildren and a relaxing day for the adults.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Home Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this train ride to Kuranda. It was very exciting for our grandchildren and a relaxing day for the adults.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Kuranda on the scenic railway from Cairns and loved every minute from the flat suburbs through to the rainforest scenery and the waterfalls, including the brief stop at Barron's falls station for a breathtaking view. The train was comfortable, fresh water was available in each carriage and the commentary was interesting, although it was not clearly audible... More 

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Quakers Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the train journey with a detailed description of where we were going and what we were seeing. The markets at the top of the rainforest were good with lots of variety. Thoroughly enjoyed the view from the cable car on the way back down with plenty of stop offs to take in the attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The scenic rail was a tad disappointing but the skyrail was really good. There wasn't anything much in the village but I liked the river cruise as it is quite informative and we even got to feed river fish and Terrapins with bread

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to travel on the scenic railway when the Barron Falls were flowing.......the trip takes approx. 1 1/2 hrs and its 37kms long. The train does stop for beautiful views of the falls.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

An absolutely historical ride. A must for every visit whether you go by train or combine the trip with the Skyrail. To see the beautiful Barron Falls is a great film shot, with the train snaking around the rail line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This train was fantastic! The ride down was fantastic and there was audio giving historical info as we went along. There were some great photo opportunities and views from the car. The stations were lovely, try to explore them for 10 mins before and after your ride! I travelled with my fiancé, and would loved to have been in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting commentary on the history of the railway line. Lots of beautiful views of scenery along with some stops for photo op . A must do when in Cairns, particularly with children however the journey is approx. 1.5 hours long so make sure you get the kids to go to the toilet before the journey starts. Best done on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Cable skyway up and gold class Scenic Railway down was our choice of transport for an excellent day out in Cairns. Karanda is an ideal excursion for all categories of travellers with lots to do and see. Main shopping area is given over to lots of shops and market style stall selling every type of trinket, clothing and food. Other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We recently took this train up to Kuranda. My 3 year old is obsessed with trains so he was very excited when this one chuffed into the station. We were on coach number 11, right near the back of the train. It's well worth sitting near the back so you can take in the full extent of the train as... More 

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Address: Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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