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Kuranda Scenic Railway

1,872 reviews
About Kuranda Scenic Railway
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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Reviewed 3 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank tanyal304
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to going on this train and have to admit it lived up to our expectations. Wouldn't hesitate in going on it again when we visit Cairns next time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again also. All the best for your onward travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday with a family trip instead of a big party. We travelled from Melbourne to Cairns in Oct and had a fantastic time. Really enjoyed our day trip to Kuranda.we travelled via train and returned...More

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

What a great way to celebrate your daughters birthday! So glad you enjoyed the trip and had a great time! Safe travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of two iconic ways to travel to Kuranda. Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway up to Kuranda then return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The railway is fun way to travel with great scenic views along the way. There is a...More

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

Glad you were able to experience both of the fantastic ways to experience Kuranda! Thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We were there for 3 days and it was shut down for maintenance for 2 of the days. I am sure whoever get a chance to experience the rail will have a different view. But for someone visiting Cairns from US and not able to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

We are so sorry to hear that you were unable to experience Kuranda Scenic Railway during your trip to Cairns this time. We are closed for maintenance on only a small number of days per year, we certainly hope you get to come back and...More

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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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