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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
1800 620 324
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Kuranda
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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Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The scenic train is really worthwhile: the scenery is amazing, the railway is a technical wonder, and driving in this old-timer train and wagons is a real pleasure. Also the Sky way, cabins running just above the rainforest's canopy, is very impressive and interesting.

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Redcliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I went on a combined day trip from Cairns to Kuranda by the scenic train and return by the skyrail. It was a beautiful day and the glorious views from the train and the stops on the way up gave me some great photos to treasure. On arrival at Kuranda station I enjoyed a welcome cup of coffee and scones.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The tram up to Kuranda and the train trip back from Kuranda is the best part of the day. Re train, opt for Gold Class for uncrowded car with personal service. Ultimately, two-three hours is max in Kuranda and that will buy you time for lunch (skip the inn at the front of town; terrible!) and a walk through the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a fabulous experience. Our teenagers thoroughly enjoyed the trip up on the train and then the walk around Kuranda. The staff were terrific and were happy to take a few photos for us. Scones and jam are a must at the station on arrival. Great trip

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

You can choose to go up in the morning to Kuranda on the train or return down to Freshwater station in the afternoon. We came down on the train.It is a long train, but there are a couple of "Gold Class" coaches which cost a little more (but in our opinion are well worth the few dollars extra). Included in... More

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dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We took the sky rail up to Kuranda in the rain, but fortunately the sky cleared as we arrived at the Barron Falls which were spectacular due to heavy rain. Unimpressed by Kuranda, (other than our visit to the Butterfly garden), we looked forward to our train journey, and had upgraded to gold class on the recommendation of a Cairns... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Did this as a family with our 2 kids (6 & 7 ) who were excited for about the first ten minutes then it got boring . If your a train buff the history of it is interesting and well told , but otherwise it's a bit long . Some spectacular waterfalls along the way and the staff are really... More

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chairs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went to kuranda by train and got the gold pass well worth the extra money it made the trip. I would like to thank Beth for her great hospitality and excellent service.

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Birchwood, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A very nice all day tour. Best done on a sunny day. The Tjapukai experience is unique and pleasant experience. The cable ride up and stops were vey nice (sunny day helps). The train ride was just OK. Not a whole lot to see on either side of the train (train itself is very nice).

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Part of a full day bus tour from our cruise ship In Cairns. Try to get a seat on the right hand side going up to Kuranda. Views are spectacular and there is a stop about half way up for pictures. The rain forest village itself is easy to get around and has many gift shops and eateries. Recommend the... More

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