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Grand Kuranda Incl Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation (CKBB)
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Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

I took the cable car up to Karunda and the scenic gold car back down. Cheese ( especially liked the cheese with macadamia) and crackers and delicious ice cream served in the gold star carriage alongside a glass of sparkling wine. It is definitely worth paying the extra for the gold car. The only disappointment was that I was sat on the right hand side of the carriage and the views were better on the left hand side. The train makes one stop for a few minutes at Barron Falls, (the view is better from the cable car side ) but a running commentary on the way down which was excellent. The staff were friendly and chatty, a very relaxing trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy to hear you loved the Gold Class experience!

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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

We loved this trip! It truly showed us the rain forest from up above in the Skyrail and down below in the Scenic Railway. Beautiful waterfalls and greenery. A must do!

Date of experience: September 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

We could not agree more! Thank you for the lovely review :)

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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Took the gondola up to Kuranda and the train back on a beautiful day. One of the stops on the gondola was an overview of the rainforest with great views. Also stopped on the train for waterfall views. The merchants and attractions in Kuranda were closing at 2:30 because the last train back is at 3 PM. Very relaxing day.

Date of experience: September 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Sounds like a very relaxing trip! Thank you for visiting Kuranda Scenic Railway!

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Reviewed September 21, 2019

The Kuranda Scenic Rail was a leisurely way to see the rainforest, hear how the history of the area impacted the build of the rail, and get to a remote part of the country. The train ride is about 90 minutes from Freshwater Station. The cars have assigned seats so that you aren't jockeying around other people, nor is it terribly crowded as a result. You'll scale the mountains through the rainforest beholding the waterfalls and beautiful valleys as you go. The end point is Kuranda where you can spend an afternoon exploring the markets, eating, or engaging with wildlife like birds and koalas. We personally didn't love the markets as it was all touristy trinkets and overrun with people, but the wildlife exhibits did provide experiences you wouldn't find at home.

Date of experience: September 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Sounds like a fabulous day! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed September 21, 2019

You can't say anything 'bad' about a train. Many old and beautifully crafted carriages and filled with surprisingly large numbers of people, so it is obviously very popular. My only criticism of the train carriages is that the original timber windows have been replaced with aluminium ones. I kind of understand why but they destroy the authentic look of the carriages. The train trip is very scenic (up and down; we stopped here on the way down the week before when the Savannahlander stopped at Barron Falls). Kuranda station is a wonderful classic old station with lots of lovely plants and gardens. Kuranda is just a touristy mecca unfortunately with repeat clothing and opal shops - ho-hum. The scenic sky rail was a delightful trip with treetop canopy experience and dazzling views. We booked on the 8.30 am departure and returned from Kuranda at 2.30 pm. This was far too long for us, especially in Kuranda. We could have spent less time. Depending who you book with defines your time there. So be careful about what you want to do and how much time you want to spend there.

Date of experience: September 2019
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the Kuranda Scenic Railway!

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