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Address: Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4036 9333
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The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising...

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picuresque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland

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Wonderful but get to the station early

This has to be one of the great train trips with spectacular bends and drop offs and a journey through the rain forest between Cairns and Kuranda. Definitely a tourist must but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the great train trips with spectacular bends and drop offs and a journey through the rain forest between Cairns and Kuranda. Definitely a tourist must but there are some traps. A tour company promotes the event, train up and Sky train back. Expensive and if heights are not your thing that's a problem. With... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good couple of hours looking at a very well run business very interesting enjoyed seeing all the different butterflys

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All our friend told us we MUST SEE Kuranda Railway and Village whilst staying in Port Douglas. They were right, it was amazing! VIP Northern Exposure Tours made it easy! We were picked up right outside our accommodation (Villa San Michele). Our tour guide Glenn was fabulous. He explained everything in clear terms and shared stories of local interest all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kuranda is the thing to do when you visit Cairns, and though it ain't cheap - it is worth your money. We were picked up at our hotel ( The Plaza ) in the early morning and after 20 minutes drive we were at the The Smithfield where we waited for our Diamant view cable car. If you choose Diamond... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very long (33 kms) taking around 90 mins but all of it at a sedate pace, enabling the passengers to take in the amazing views on the ascent to the 330m high summit at Kuranda. One 10 min stop off at Barron Falls for photos. An historic set of carriages but now hauled by a more modern diesel. Comfortable... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the sky rail up and the train down great day. No air conditioning in train but nice breeze when going .lovely staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely train ride with spectacular views. Even though there hasn't been much rain and the falls weren't all pumping, it was still quite a sight. I would probably recommend going in a wetter season, to get the full blown experience. Also take note, the train ride is an hour and a half, and little ones may need something to do... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a family day at Kuranda and returned to Cairns on the Kuranda Train. What a relaxed way to travel down the range. Carriages were really clean, staff were very helpful and friendly. We all enjoyed the scenery and train ride.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the Kuranda rail from Freshwater to Kuranda and ended up in the first carriage behind the Diesel engines. Problems....diesel fumes coming in through the open windows which have to be left open because of the heat.. Tip here if you do take it...take a towel to sit on because the plastic seats make you sweat profusely. Also the views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This train is just a great experience to travel on & you feel transported back in time. Its a very scenic ride when you start to climb the mountain & you go through many tunnels. It curls its way around & up the mountain stopping at Barron Falls & then on to Kuranda. The day trip suggested to us was... More 

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