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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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Scenic, fun way to travel.

Lots of fun, and great scenery. Only disadvantage was it was difficult to get good photos as the bars across the windows ruined most of the shots.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun, and great scenery. Only disadvantage was it was difficult to get good photos as the bars across the windows ruined most of the shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You see 2 Waterfalls if you take the train or even the skyrail. Kuranda Village was nice. It's a pity I couldn't visit the Koala Gardens as I went on the river cruise which was spectacular. The guide was really good and it was very interesting to listen to him. All trips were worth it. I would recommend them.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great trip up to the village in the train, lunch at one of the pubs and a look round. Sky Rail back down which was awesome, definitely a must do if in FNQ.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

second trip on the sky rail....last visit was a different time of year a few years ago....its well worth a visit....around 14kms over the rain-forest canopy....brilliant and a great view of Barron Falls., and the river as you pull into Kuranda. Kuranda is a short walk or bus ride from the sky rail with an eclectric range of shops and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took the train up to Kuranda and Sky Rail back. Both great ways to see the beautiful rain forest and water falls. Rained on and off during the day so while the sun was shining we went for the 3km walk through Jumrum Creek Conservation Park and then onto Kuranda Village. Lots of markets and stalls very much directed... More 

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Narangba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We dedicated a full day to Kuranda, starting with the train up. We got the basic package without food or drink. The views on the way up were spectacular and the commentary over the speakers was informative and not intrusive. The stop at Barron Falls was stunning too and well organized. If they had recreated the small settlement three quarters... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a fabulous journey through cairns and the mountains and the rainforest with some history about how it was all built. We paid $110 at the railway station in cairns because we got the sky rail back. Would recommend to everyone!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took the train up and sky rail back. Agree with previous reviews. A great day trip to Kuranda, the train was comfortable although a little tight back in coach, we did not splurge for gold class but it looked nice. A couple stops along the way, one to pick up passengers the other to take photos of the waterfall.... More 

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Milton Keynes, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Did the return leg from Kuranda in the Gold class carriages. Very nice as others have said with free drinks and nibbles on the way down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Easy to book, fantastic scenery and well worth the trip. We did the trip up to Kuranda, one advantage of this is that it's quieter as the train brakes aren't used as much as on the downhill run. Plenty of room in the carriages and all the staff were very friendly. We were in the Gold Class section which costs... More 

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Address: Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Kuranda

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