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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 4 days ago

Kuranda Railway and Kuranda train station, which is really lovely and has kept its quirkiness. The gardens and platform layout is kept really tidily and is adjacent to the river so you can have a wander along there if you are early for your train....More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your love and enthusiasm for trains and, for our special little loco! We're delighted you enjoyed your journey and we do hope that you took plenty of photos of the train and the views before heading on. Wishing you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love a good railway trip and this one wont disappoint you. It pays to listen to the commentary as it’s really interesting but easy to let pass you by unnoticed. Who would have thought that many pubs used to exist in such a...More

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

Thank you for your review. Happy to hear you had such a great journey.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good family activity. We took the skyrail first and then the old scenic train. It's a nice slow relaxed journey. Lots of lovely scenery, but unless you're ready for them & know which side to be on you can miss some photo opportunities. We...More

Thank sm05060
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey on our train and, we're happy to hear you saw Kuranda from both unique perspectives. We hope you left with many photos and fond memories and, we wish you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views and commentary to help you get your camera ready along the trip for great photos. Beautiful stations at both ends and the train is so comfortable. I would recommend this to people of all ages. Also the coffee at the Cairns station is...More

Thank Carri-Anne L
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're delighted you were able to enjoy the train and experience this beautiful part of the world! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey and, we wish you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not done this trip for a number of years we thought it was time to do it again. We purchased our tickets direct from the railway station, staff were most helpful and our allocated carriage and seats were good. The onboard commentary was informative...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted you have such fond memories of our train! Apologies for the views, but the rainforest is such a fast growing beauty.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had travelled to kuranda in a diamond class skytrain gondola with a glass bottom. Chose gold class to return to cairns and enjoyed comfortable seating, afternoon tea with a generous serving of alcohol. Excellent service.

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

Fantastic, happy to hear you had such a wonderful journey! Gold Class certainly is the way to travel!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Views of the train are pretty impressive. However, when you are actually travelling on it it is just an old train. Of course the views are impressive, but unless you are a railway enthusiast, i would recommend travelling both ways on the cable car

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Mike. We appreciate that this trip is not for everyone, but glad you enjoyed the staff and the views non the less.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the train coming back down from Kuranda and it was hot and there was really nothing to see. And it is difficult to take photos as you are stuck to your seat -- which is uncomfortable and crowded. It is nothink like the...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'd be lying if we said we weren't disappointed the experience didn't live up to your expectation, however we'll try not to take it personally - we understand a vintage train experience isn't for everyone. We're sorry you felt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were some nice views at points, but I really didn't find there was enough interest to sustain almost two hours - especially once we got towards the end of the journey and were below the level of the rainforest (I got the train down)....More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We'd be lying if we said we weren't a little disappointed that your journey didn't live up to expectation. The train, made up of carriages 100-years old, is in fact a vintage experience - the entertainment is in large part made up of travelling in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the round trip. Railway up, Skyrail down. Magnificent views, & an interesting history. Spent time in between at the butterfly enclosure, bird sanctuary & exploring the varied shops. We were picked up from our motel & returned there later in the early evening.

Thank scooby9751
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey on our train and, we're happy to hear you saw Kuranda from both unique perspectives. We hope you left with many photos and fond memories and, we wish you safe onward travels!

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yes i think a pushchair would be allowed
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