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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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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
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank SagarSavla
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the cable car ride up and with hindsight would return by the same means. Lovely views over the rainforest, and quiet enough to hear the birds. Returned by train, and by comparison it was a let down. Most of the time, you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Passport826903
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t like it. Too hot too noisy, not even hand fan to circulate air. 8 turnel, every time entering the turnnel feels can’t feeling suffocated.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kazihoque
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history, informative announcements and signage through the historic carriages, train stops of advises passengers in advance for some great scenic pics. Train stops at lookout so passengers can get out and admire the views of the Barron Falls. This Tour is great for all...More

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

Great to have you with us! We would love to see you again sometime to enjoy the falls when they are in full-flowing capacity.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you’re done in Kuranda take a historical journey back to Cairns through dense rainforest, deep ravines and picturesque waterfalls in a vintage train. The also vintage railway was constructed in the late 1800s by hundreds of pioneering men were employed to hand build the...More

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

Thank you for such a well written description of our Kuranda Scenic Railway. We hope to see you again sometime onboard.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Port Douglas and booked a tour (drop off at Sky Rail + pick up at train station). Pros: it was not busy at all (3 November) and we enjoyed the Sky Rail Cons: everything else What a disappointed this place was-Having...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen M
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is disappointing to hear that your trip to Kuranda was less-than-satisfactory for you. Although glad to hear that you found the train to be a pleasant trip. Some may find the vintage ride through the rainforest to be a little too slow for their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the skyrail with our 9 month old and she adored it, very amused for the full hour. For those with young children wondering if it is suitable, we would say definitely yes for babies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maried321
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely to hear the little one enjoyed the trip so much! See you again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made our way in a very organised fashion. Windows were opened to provide cool air. Great views. There was some commentary which was helpful. The trip takes about 1 1/2 hours and was fine. There was a short stop for photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulam866
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy to hear you had a pleasant trip with us. All the best for your onward travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rail trip to Kuranda was well worthwhile. The view was fabulous and the history of the railway line very interesting.

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

Thank you for your review of Kuranda Scenic Railway, we hope to see you onboard again soon.

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TravelAddictToo
September 21, 2018|
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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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