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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train
Description: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising...
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picuresque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

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I went along reluctantly as I thought that the trip was going to be boring and I am a little scared of heights, but it turned out to be ah really fun day with a spectacular view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went along reluctantly as I thought that the trip was going to be boring and I am a little scared of heights, but it turned out to be ah really fun day with a spectacular view from the cable car, informative stops along the way, a nice lunch in the village and a pleasant train trip home. Certainly far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited Kuranda today via the train and then back via the skyrail. We all enjoyed the experience. The train is slow but not unnecessarily so. There are great views from the railway - especially of Barron falls. This is a nice day trip - especially of you do one of the walks from Kuranda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you go Kuranda by self, this is a good choice. Awesome trip with the scenic railway...You can see the different way of the rainforest...There have explication for each spot, make sure you know what's happening👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

this is a nice way to spend a day you will not forget awesome experience for all ages go back by cablecar over the rain forrest so different make sure you have a camera

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Frankston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic ride, get Diamond class and view through the floor. You feel like a bird flying over the rain forest

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were shoved on a carriage with nearly all the other tourist and we're crammed when there was 20 other carriages not even half full. We got a middle seat and could not see a thing because your window veiw was blocked from the people next. It was slow boring and didnt see anything. Would recomend skipping this part n... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The trip up on the scenic cable car was a wonderful experience but the return trip by rail was a bore from start to finish ..... Unless you have window seat facing the front you see very little. The recorded commentary was interesting IF you could see what they were talking about. Take a tip, go back the way you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After planning our FNQ trip for nearly 12 months we were really looking forward to our day on the Skyrail/Kuranda Railway, unfortunately it was not what we were expecting and we were very very disappointed. The Skyrail part of the trip was fantastic with sone breathtaking views. Sadly Kuranda is quite boring, filled with cheap, imported souvenirs. The park at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We decided to do the sky rail up and back which we loved! It was easy and convenient and provided amazing views. Will definitely see the Rail next time as it looks like a lot of fun and a unique experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great trip up but did prefer SkyRail back. If doing again would do SkyRail both ways. Staff were so friendly and helpful, especially with elderly mother.

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