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“Great Scenic train ride” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway
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$135.74*
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
Ranked #8 of 118 things to do in Cairns
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Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
San Ramon, California
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“Great Scenic train ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Informative and allotted plenty of time to explore the rainforest and shopping village of Kuranda. However, it's recommended to spend a little extra for first class on the train so you have individual seats instead of being squished on a bench.

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

this is a fantastic day out in true aussie style..... gorgeous scenery and amazing views. top destination!!!

Visited November 2013
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“A must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Loved it you must go .Its everything they say it is and more .Would of liked to stay longer but wanted to see other places the same day .I would advise you to spend the day there not half a day.

Visited October 2013
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“Nice views, uncomfortable ride, sticky, took too long.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I hate to a not-so-good review of a beautiful place, but I really really didn't enjoy the train ride. Sure, Kuranda was beautiful and same with the scenery on the way home, but the ride was really uncomfortable. The seats were sticky, there was no air conditioning on board and it was expensive. There are often 3 or 4 people assigned to a seat and only 1 person on each seat has a window seat, so you will have to look over people if you want to see out of the window. The seats are double facing each other so it's pretty squishy and there is no room to move your legs. You're better off just taking the Skyrail there and back. The train is historical, but it really needs a re-furb. For the $100 PP we forked out. I'm giving this a 2*. Wouldn't do it again/

Visited November 2013
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“Was Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

The trip to Kuranda rainforest and the scenic railway was superb. We got the Gold coach, they serve snacks and drinks, made the trip fantastic.

Visited December 2013
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