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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Coondoo Street | PO Box 930, 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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A great day out for all.

A lovely train ride, up and thought the mountains, and over the water fall. A lovely town to walk around. Walk though the markets, and natural parks, and get lost. Then finish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A lovely train ride, up and thought the mountains, and over the water fall. A lovely town to walk around. Walk though the markets, and natural parks, and get lost. Then finish the day on the sky rail, going back down the mountain. Breath taking views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This old train brought us back in history as it wound it's way through tunnels and over bridges from Kuranda to Cairns. Enjoyed every minute of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Take the train up to Kuranda and get the Skyrail back down. Both offer beautiful views of Barron Gorge, Cairns, Barron River, the Rainforest and much more. Both making a couple of stops along the way at scenic spots. Taking the Train up and Skyrail down will give you 2 different experiences as you see different things from different angles...you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We paid the extra to upgrade to Gold Class and it was definitely well worth it! On arrival Gold Class has its own reserves area and we were served a lovely fruity mocktail while we waited for the train. Once we boarded and took our seats the lovely attendants reorganised everyone so that couples could sit together near the windows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to return from Kuranda. The train is an old classic and provides you with great information about the history of the scenic railway and everything along the way. The service was great and the staff were very friendly. They had empty carriages so ensured they came and got people from the full carriages so that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

For example half way up we got over-sized post cards to fill out and the staff stamped and mailed them at the end of the ride. The fresh squeezed orange juice in champagne glasses perfectly matched the savory pastries and fresh coffee. We received refills on the beverages between stops. The time within the wood paneled railway car was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

A scenic and beautiful way to see Australia. Our group to the train to Kuranda and the sky rail home & it was the perfect mix. Both were lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Absolutely stunning views of Australian nature and a great way to see it. Great information shared along the way and the staff were very accommodating moving people around so we weren't all squashed together and taking group/couples photos for people. If you're a train nerd, you'll love this experience. If you're not, you'll still enjoy the views an the history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Took the 3:30pm trip back down from kuranda on Easter Saturday the train is as always beautiful and scenic, we booked the gold class for better views and food and drinks, the woman serving us in Car 8 was rude, horrible and really spolied the trip, unless of course you were the good looking italian who got all of her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Whilst the steam train winds its way up and through the mountain, there is a running commentary on the history of the rail. Plenty of photo opportunities on the way, though there is a scheduled stop at the waterfalls. Old fashioned style but comfortable carriages also have many historical photos through the ages and life of the rail. Kuranda village... More 

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