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“great trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway
Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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Ranked #41 of 145 Activities in Cairns
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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“great trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kuranda railway trip was a great way to finish the day. We chose the gold car option after reading reviews and were glad we did. I hesitated to pay the extra costs as we were a family of five but it was money well spent. At the end of the day it was nice to relax in comfortable chairs and have drinks and nibbles delivered to you and watch the scenery pass by. Our carriage hostess gave us interesting information and warned us of when a great photo opportunity was coming up. The carriage was a lot more roomy than the heritage cars (less people per carriage). The views were beautiful and the train stopped or slowed down to allow us to get some great photos. The nibbles gave us a small taste of local produce and were delicious. Don't expect a full on meal as one family group had. We booked sky rail on the way up and the train on the way down with a rain forestation in the middle. It was a pretty full on day and if you do this I would suggest packing your own meals as your time is limited. We also booked a transfer bus as the sky rail is out of town. The train does go all the way into Cairns (near Cairn central which is about 15 minute walk from the Esplanade)

Visited July 2014
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“Beauiful views, great pix, pleasant trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the scenic railway up and the sky-ride down. Very good to get to know some of the other travelers adn enjoy incredible views.

Visited May 2014
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“Great ride ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I took a trip on this railway on July 12th. The views were gorgeous. Staff came around to take our picture and answer our questions. Water available in every car. They also informed us about every major landmark and even stopped the train to ensure everyone got pictures as we were passing an amazing waterfall. If you are patient to go through a 2 hour ride of incredible rainforest landscape I strongly recommend this activity.

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“Alvin and Diane Stratford”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Was OK and entertaining but not worth the money #240 for the two of us including hotel transfers.
It is something that we would not do again at the price.

Visited July 2014
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“good ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

alway like the feeling of taking railway. it will bring you through the scenic views. The good thing is that it will inform you of what places the train is passing by, remind you of the good spot for photo taking, etc.
suggest to take skyrail up and return by railway. so you will have 2 different experience.

Visited June 2014
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