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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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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 of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We took the train ride up to Kuranda. It is an amazing feat of human ingenuity to have built this line through mountains and dense tropical rainforest. Hats off to the workers. Once in a Kuranda, you should take the 3 km walk through the...More

Thank larrystein2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our trip up the mountain. The station was quaint and the train had beautiful woodwork. The staff was friendly and personable. The train was clean and safe... if you follow the rules (a couple of dummies stood between train cars) The ride was...More

Thank brown0907
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing excursion We went deep into the heart of a tropical rain forest. Awesome view everywhere. Waterfalls, rivers, lakes and beautiful green green trees.

Thank Donna G
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Donna, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback - we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the stunning scenery. We hope you enjoyed your time onboard and learning our history in the onboard commentary! Wishing you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly amazing how they were able to build this railway in such a steep and difficult environment. Really enjoyed the trip and the great views! Kuranda railway station is beautiful. Staff on the train were very friendly and helpful. Great for all ages! Only sorry...More

Thank Vicki N
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Vicki, Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so happy you enjoyed your journey. We too are still so surprised and in awe of the workers that brought the railway to life! We hope you took plenty of photos of your day out...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This trip is a breathtaking and wonderful journey. You are lost in trees and gorgeous view from beginning to the end. Train takes you a dream trip, just green trees, and blue from ocean and sky. Waterfall was nice and neat, but due to rain...More

Thank FreeJohnny
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey and the sights (even if you missed wet season). We hope you're heading on with wonderful photos and memories. Wishing you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great thing to do with the kids, jump on board an old train with a good reliable Diesel engine. The train winds its way through the mountains to some very picturesque views, which are easily captured through the carriages open windows. The...More

1  Thank C3888KLmarkc
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback and of course, your travel tips - very helpful! We're glad to hear you're a repeat traveller with us, so we hope we'll see you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Purchased a return sky rail ticket departing from Smithfield. There are two stops along the way. There is a cool waterfall to see at the 2nd stop. We stopped in Kuranda for lunch. There isn't much to do close by to the Smithfield stop so...More

1  Thank Aprilmaree93
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your tips! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda experience :) Wishing you safe travels!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the scenic train from Kuranda back to Cairns. Paid extra for the Gold Class carriage which was quiet/ spacious and a lovely treat. Unfortunately seat numbers are allocated and we were seated going backwards. I wish they'd mentioned it st the time of...More

1  Thank Willstars
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're happy to see you were able to indulge with the Gold Class package. Sorry to hear going backwards wasn't your ideal scenario - we definitely do recommend people call ahead to confirm all ok or to adjust...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Up on the Kuranda railway & back on Skyrail gives you the full sense of the beautiful surroundings of the Cairns Region. History about cutting the railway integration side of the mountain both interesting and informative. Fantastic views & waterfalls were spectacular Strongly recommend

1  Thank Stephen O
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Stephen, Thank you for sharing your experience - we're happy to hear you saw Kuranda from both perspectives! We hope you took plenty of photos to take home with you. Wishing you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must when coming to cairns. Great day really enjoyed it. We caught the train up to karunda and we skyrailed it back . Thoroughly enjoed it with all the amazing views along the way

1  Thank Mandy M
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mandy, Thanks so much for sharing your experience - we're happy to hear you saw Kuranda from both perspectives! We hope you're heading on with fond memories and photos. Wishing you safe travels!

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shenaz p
April 4, 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Hi Shenaz, It looks like these lovely TripAdvisors have beat us to the punch - we certainly believe it's still worth the visit, especially if electing Gold Class (the perks!) however, only you can decide whether it will be... More
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janewilsom
February 23, 2017|
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Hi Jane, Thank you for checking - hopefully you were able to glean some helpful answers from all of these lovely travellers! Whilst booking tickets is not imperative, it is strongly advised, so that you don't miss out (even... More
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Candace217
February 12, 2017|
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Thank you for your question. There are many tours incorporating the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail as part of a Kuranda Day Tour. If you're staying in the city and wish to save on coach transfer costs, you could... More
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