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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...more
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a fun 2 hour ride from Kuranda to Cairns and very enjoyable. Its a rare historic train ride, with amazing view, rickety bridges and tunnels. Definitely worth trying esp if you're visiting Kuranda

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The train ride up was beautiful and relaxed. Great to learn about the history of how it was built. I got an all inclusive package at the train station which included train, skyrail and bus back. The only thing that let the trip down was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I got the gold upgrade which included spacious car; spacious chair; free food; free drinks including beer and wine. Our train hostess was extremely nice and pointed out many things to see! Totally worth the money!!!

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted you had such an enjoyable journey (though we aren't surprised!) and, we hope you were able to take full advantage of the photo opportunities. Wishing you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good Visit- keep well hydrated - it’s good for a day out time permitting as the half a day was rushed.

Thank FoziaK22
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review. Hopefully next time you get to take the whole day!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Doing the train is so much fun we did the train up and back we did gold class on the way bach which was great and worth the money.You get cuffy chairs and food and drink and a lovely staff member

Thank chesty4868
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We couldn't agree more, our Gold Class extras make the journey next-level special! Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience. We boarded the gold class couch of train and remarkable travel from freshwater station to kuranda. Staff took utmost care to make our journey comfortable. You ride through 15 tunnels and enjoy breathtaking scenery and beauty all around. It has...More

Thank 441ipsitad
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We agree it is a wonderful trip and our onboard staff do a fantastic job for our customers. Hopefully we can have you travel with us again sometime.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the SkyRail up to Kuranda and the train back to Cairns. Both experience were excellent! Taking the train as the return trip is my recommendation and paying extra for the Gold cars I highly recommend. Very scenic. Kuranda is nice with lots of shops,...More

Thank manpa
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your trip with us so much. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the train upto to Kuranda and then the skytrain on the way back. I thought both options were great and the train journey takes in some amazing scenery.

Thank U3850QPians
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The scenery really is breathtaking isn't it! Happy to have you on board, see you next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful way to see the tropical rain forests. This is a moderately expensive tour, however I believe the money is filtered back into maintaining and developing the forests and ecosystem of this amazing part of the world, so I am happy to spend my...More

Thank Taluce
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And we very much look forward to welcoming you on board Kuranda Scenic Railway again in the future. Thank you for your pleasant review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too close together for the heat Last time I visited there was more room and less crowded enjoyed it more with less people

Thank Belinda B
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. As you know the Tropical Far North of Queensland certainly gets warm at this time of year! Customer numbers can vary from service to service, we do trust that you enjoyed your trip regardless.

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Robert V
October 3, 2018|
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Response from jskyring | Reviewed this property |
hi i booked through kuranda railway make sure its gold class well worth it .not much more but the views are outstanding.I went on gold class on railway and cameback by skyrails with wonderful stops to walk around. i found... More
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James P
June 18, 2018|
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Response from whetheryouthink | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half - it ends up at Cairns railway station
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Debbie B
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Ainslie M | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to choose which way you want to go. Either up on train and down on sky rail or the other way round.
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