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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street | PO Box 930, Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 1800 577 245
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train
Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made... more » Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of the world's great railway journeys. « less
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This was an attraction we couldn't miss. My 2yr old son is a huge train fanatic and so as a special treat on our last day in Cairns we took the return trip from Freshwater Station. Yes, it is expensive considering it's basically a full day trip with no food or beverages provided (a few days ago we did a... More

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took the Kuranda Scenic Railway on the Train, most exciting due to the switch backs and great views as we climed to the top of the Rain Forest. Had Lunch at the top at Kuranda Station built in 1915 Travelled back to starting point by Sky Rail passing over Barron Falls & through Barron Gorge National Park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I bought the package train and skyrail did not know about first class on train We get to train station board the train there is no food or drink except a water cooler The seats in low class are bench and very uncomfortable Two hours off nothing to see I was beginning to think that we would never get there.... More

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Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We travelled up by train and returned via cable car. It was good to go up by train in the morning, plenty to see on the journey, interesting, great views. Unfortunately none of us got a window seat but we could still see fine (just couldn't get many photos). Stop at Baron falls was good to stretch the legs. Once... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Travelled up via cable car and down by train in the gold class carriage with drinks and nibbles. Having travelled to school on these old trains sitting shoulder to shoulder we decided on the gold carriage , it was delightful sitting amongst 28 people admiring the view and hearing of the all the toil and engineering feats that would have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a fun thing to do. My partner is a train buff, so he particularly enjoyed it. Great scenery.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the Kuranda Scenic Railway and had a great day. We chose to ride the Gondolas one way and take the train back. Kuranda village is a great place to visit for shopping and dining. We had a great time when we took the train. Wasn't very busy which we liked but was worth doing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Absolutely brilliant experience. The scenery is just amazing. The service on-board is outstanding too. It is lovely to get off the train to take photos of Baron Falls. The train itself is just lovely. Certainly a must do attraction!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We chose to take the Scenic Railway up to Kuranda, after reading reviews like this. Our tour guide dropped us off at the station. It is like an old fashioned train station from long ago. The museum tells the story of how the railway was built and why it was needed for local workers. There is a snack bar with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have booked a round trip, getting to Kuranda on train and back on Skyrail. The train ride was no hugely spectacular, but we enjoyed the nice scenic views. There were some booklets with interesting information about building the railway, which was not your usual railway project. A short stop at Barron Falls provided a great photo opportunity. The train... More

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