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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
1800 620 324
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train
Description: Opened in 1891, this journey goes 21 miles between Cairns and Kuranda.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What an experience wonderful scenery, great shops in Kuranda , informative guides on the train journey

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Good way to come down from Kuranda, enjoyed once I got a seat that didn't face the end of the train. Good photo opportunities on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a lovely train ride up the mountain! The scenery was amazing, the rainforest is so beautiful and green, the waterfalls amazing. Very interesting to learn the history of the laying if the track!

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Mildura, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chose to go up mountain in rail and come down on skyrail, train was good for a while and the 2 stops were interesting, but rail was packed, and you couldn't hear the information over loud speakers as if anyone was talking, the information got lost - went down by skyrail and that was wonderful

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South Canterbury, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was so looking forward to this trip was hoping it to be a highlight of our cruise round north Queensland. I was disappointed we were unable to do the skyrail and railway in the same trip.... something to do with time factor... no fault of attraction. Loved the historic train and enjoyed the township visit etc prior to departure.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went from Freshwater to Kuranda on the morning train and just loved it. The journey is leisurely and the commentary informative. There are opportunities for photos and the view at the stop at Barron Falls was spectacular. The rail staff were very helpful and cheerful. The stations at freshwater and Kuranda and great attractions in themselves and are a... More

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a great time and the views down from the train were fantastic. The ride up in the gondola was awesome, but heights are not my favorite thing. We got great pictures.

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Perth, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a great way to make your way back down the mountain. It takes a little time but well worth the trip. I would highly recommend you take this trip.

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Warragul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a magnificent train ride. Very informative. Beautiful views of Cairns. Go Gold Class though, wine cheese etc all complimentary and great service.

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Maryborough, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Carriage and scenery was great. We paid the extra for the Gold Class carriage, found we were in seats facing backwards but no trouble changing our seats with staff only too pleased to assist. Fortunately the carriages were less than half full, even in school holidays which was a surprise. Staff on the train and Service for drinks and food... More

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