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“Highlight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gulflander-Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Gulflander-Kuranda Scenic Railway
Bunda Street, PO Box 930,, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4036 9333
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Ranked #7 of 35 attractions in Cairns
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The cableway is marvelous, and it goes on forever, all the way to Kuranda where we hugged and held a koala!!! Great views, and multiple stops along the way where you can get off and view the forest, waterfalls, and beautiful scenery. This was truly a highlight of the whole trip.

Visited January 2014
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“An antique train ride with lovely views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The train is an old model with open windows. you are assigned a car when you book . Each car has a small bathroom, water available and scenic old photos of the building of the tracks, bridges etc. There are lovely waterfalls along the way and the train stops at an overlook for the largest falls. The train moves slowly so that you can enjoy the scenery along the way. It is a pleasant ride but can be very warm in the summer. Near the end they give you a cool towel to refresh yourself. A great way to get to Kuranda.

Visited February 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Quite an experience. The train was brightly painted and quite old. We stopped at various places along the way to take photos, and we had a commentator who told us all about the history of how the track was built. Some times it was quite worrying when you could see the carriages in front go round a very steep bend. Very enjoyable.

Visited November 2013
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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“not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

this historic railway wends its way up the mountain from cairns to kuranda. the views are spectacular and the staff are all so friendly. the carriages are historic but are very comfortable and spacious. i would highly recommend that you take the trip.

Visited April 2013
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Missouri City, Texas
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“beautiful tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Beautiful scenery on both legs of the trip. The narrative on the train ride was very informative to learn about the area.

Visited January 2014
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