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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This...

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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Lovely train ride up to the Kuranda markets on market day with beautiful views on the way up The kids loved it and we will surely be back

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lovely train ride up to the Kuranda markets on market day with beautiful views on the way up The kids loved it and we will surely be back

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Perth, Australia
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We travelled up to Kuranda by the scenic rail and returned on the Skyrail. Probably the better way to get a full appreciation of the rainforest.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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After visiting the town of Kuranda we took the railway back down the mountain. The service in the Gold Class car was excellent, providing champagne and small bites to eat.

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Thank Wendy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience on Kuranda train and Skyrail. It was so amazing everyone loved this trip. Train carriages reminded me of Kalka Shimla journey but off course less tunnels. View from cable car was spectacular. We absolutely loved it.

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Raglan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a nice trip by train up to Kuranda. A good couple of hours wandering around and then the gondola back. It was a very pleasant relaxing day.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good experience with commentrary all the way. Fantastic train, on time and great views of tge mountains and gorgeous falls on the way back to Cairns!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant trip which was informative and unique. Staff were friendly and informative. Do this trip to get to Kuranda, spend at least two hours in thje village, then head back down on skyrail. Wonderful experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to take the train up and the skyrail down. The train trip up was very enjoyable. The commentary of the history of the railway and informative and interesting. We chose the gold class trip which was lovely. Everyone had their allocated seats and there was a lovely lady there to assist us and provide us with refreshments. We... More 

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Bagdad, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This activity is steeped in history, from the building of the rail line to how the tourist service started to Kuranda. I recommend catching this up and the Sky-rail down if not afraid of heights. Fantastic views out to sea, the rainforest and of the waterfalls.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned from Kuranda on the railway after travelling up by Skyrail. The recommendation would be to do it the other way around as there are only a few times to travel back by train in the afternoon but by the Skyrail has gondolas going all the time, so you don't have to wait for your train. The train is... More 

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