We travelled on the 930am train, due to our late flight into Cairns the night before.
Bookings were easy, via the phone before we left home.
Easy to find at Cairns Central Shopping Centre, we recommend having breakfast at Tosca's Trattoria, also located in the centre before baording.
Friendly helpful staff at the station, onboard the train...including the very obliging young driver, who posed for numerous photos with overseas tourists!
The ride up is slow enough to be able to take it all in, but not so slow as to be boring.
The commentary provided in carriage is informative & interesting.
We did consider Gold Class, but are glad we didn't spend the extra $94, as the service & information were outstanding where we were.
The scenery is breathtaking & the train slows to allow photos.
There is 1 stop, at Barron Falls, to allow for photo opportunities & to stretch your legs.
The Kuranda Station itself is a beautiful little oasis, the gardens on the platforms are beautifully tended & well deserving of the awards they have won.
We travelled back by Skyrail, but would prefer the train to return to Cairns if we did it again.
A must see & do while in Cairns!
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