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“Great day”

Kuranda Scenic Railway
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$138.32*
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
Ranked #8 of 121 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.
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“Great day”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went to kuranda in the train with family last time was 38 years ago an so much has changed. The staff where lovely then went to butterfly enclosures with the grand kids and it was lovely. Come back to cairns on the skyrail it was fantastic.

Visited April 2014
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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“Fantastic scenery”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the Kuranda Scenic railway. It may seem a little expensive, many things in Cairns are; but it is a beautiful trip up on the train.Try and get a seat on the left hand side for best view. If you can, get the cable car back down.

Visited April 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Kuranda Scenic Railway”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We used the train to go uphill and the cable-car down. When we reached the top we had anticipated visiting an authentic Aboriginal type village, however, the village was very commercialised which was disappointing. However, we went for the 'jungle boardwalk' through the tropical rain-forest, which was enjoyable especially when we reached the large river at the bottom. The Baron Waterfalls were particularly stunning which were passed on the way to and from Kuranda. This trip was worthwhile and can fully recommend the breakfast at the railway station prior to commencing the journey!

Visited April 2014
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Emu Park, Australia
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“Kuranda Sky Rail”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a nice relaxing scenic way to travel up to Kuranda. We thoroughly enjoyed it and the train stopped a couple of times to allow you to take photos.

Visited May 2013
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“Great fun”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fun rail trip on historic cars. It's pulled by a diesel now. Stopped for the falls. There is great scenery along the trip. At the end, you can take the "sky train" cable over the rainforest if you like, but keep in mind that the cable ride does NOT return to the same point as the train..

Visited March 2014
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