Great scenic ride up to Kuranda market town. Everyone on board was very friendly and also seemed to enjoy the trip. something new and different to enjoy.
We had a few days in Cairns so decided to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns up to Kuranda. We elected to take the train both up and down rather than up by train and back by sky train (ie cable car) because we wanted to be closer to the scenery. We went Gold carriage class up and Heritage... More
I had great expectations for this trip and was disappointed by both the train ride and with Kuranda. The train ride was very crowded and uncomfortable; bench seating made it difficult to see out unless you were fortunate enough to be seated by the window. Kuranda, when we finally got there, was an even greater disappointment. It is waaay commercialized.... More
Had an awesome trip up to kuranda. Local rates are a good saving. It was informative and just plain fun. I got to know my own area a little better.
The train ride from Kuranda back to cairns was a long ride taking approximately 2 hours. For the majority of time we were bored. The weather didn't help as it was pouring, the carriages were filling with water and we were unable to appreciate the scenery. If visiting in the future, pick a good day.
I upgraded to Gold Class which gives you an individual chair, a dedicated host, drinks and snacks and a souvenir pack. It's an amazing journey from Cairns station (I booked the trip from the station booking office so my journey began there) up through the mountains. I was amazed to see Mango trees in backyards and along the railway. The... More
Hi Everyone, just got back from Cairns. Highly recommend the Kuranda Scenic Railway trip from Freshwater Station, getting out at the Lookout Stops & doing the walks -very short but oh so spectacular! BUT - go Gold Class!!! You get a beautiful special carriage of only a small group, you get fed, drinks & awesome frozen mango! You need to... More
I initially thought wow expensive. However after taking the trip it's good value for money. The cable car and the train where just stunning. The views are to die for. The village was very nice lots of stalls good market and great places to eat. My only disappointment was the lack of actual aboriginal market holders and shop keepers. I... More
This was a great activity for the whole family. Great views, nice and relaxing. Not too busy when we went so we had a carriage mostly to ourselves. Definitely worthwhile.
We have traveled many rail trips and this one was fun, esp. paying the extra for Gold Class. It was an additional way to learn about the region and see the scenery. But, frankly, the Cableway part of the trip was the highlight of the day. We went up the Cableway and down via the train. Easiest way to make... More
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