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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great trip as you weave up the mountain, taking in the scenery... waterfalls, bridges, tunnels. We did the gold class, a little bit pricey, but lots of food and drink! And comfort...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The scenic train riders this vintage train passes waterfalls, rainforest and sugarcane fields. Once you arrive in Kuranda, there is plenty of reasonable priced sovereigns.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the world's most beautiful and unforgettable rainforest experiences takes place in the morning or in the afternoon. If you can afford it take the Gold pass adventure for a more luxurious ride. Most tours include both the Kuranda Scenic Rail & Skyrail Rainforest...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BobWE
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 weeks ago via mobile

Good to hear the history and see the amazing views. Expensive but a must do if you’re in the area. We travelled up to Kuranda by cable car and down again by this train.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 992tigt
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Certainly is a must do! Thank you for taking the time out to review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time on the railway, hearing commentary about the history and teaching the kids what a laborious and intensive task it would have been to produce this splendid railway many moons ago. Fantastic views of rainforest and waterfalls. It’s a great trip out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank miniyablackdogg
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! It really is a fascinating story we agree. Glad your family enjoyed the trip with us, hopefully see you again another time.

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

For an excellent day out when visiting Cairns take the Skyway to Kuranda, spend some time in the village and then return on the Scenic Railway or reverse the order. A truly scenic journey and learn all about the historical significance of this short rail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian662017
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed the trip so much! We look forward to having you onboard again sometime.

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Pros: lovely scenic views of the rainforest, informational about how the railway was built, professional staff and booking process, nice stop at Baron Falls. ?: give out towelettes to help you freshen up - I am unsure about the environmental impact of this? Cons: the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and for travelling with us. You are correct our train is very popular with train buffs and engineering enthusiasts alike!

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Nice ride but it gets hot! Try to get a carriage at the front of the train for better photo opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, see you next time on Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I teamed this with a Skyrail tour - up to Kuranda on Skyrail and back down on Kuranda Scenic Railway. The little train station at Kuranda was quaint in keeping with the history of the railway. It was lined with a lot of greenery which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YouChooz
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your trip, and also the gorgeous old Kuranda Station as well! Thanks for your review, see you again sometime.

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

A nice trip which takes you to Kuranda while you listen to the historical aspect of the railway and enjoy the scenic trip with a short stop at Barron's Fall.

Date of experience: January 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Happy to have you with us, thank you for your review!

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TravelAddictToo
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Response from Garny | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I know there is a free bus service from Smithfield to central station and I recall it stops at Freshwater as well. It is free with your train ticket
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yes i think a pushchair would be allowed
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