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“Great for young families”

Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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Owner description: 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 Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The train trip takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and at times is no faster than walking pace. Some good photo opportunities along the way and audio commentary keeps you informed. It is very expensive though. Im glad there was only 2 of us. PS: Catch the Skyrail down.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Nice day trip to Kuranda. Be aware that while the train departs from central Cairns, the Skyrail returns a few miles outside the city - so if you are in the city do the train up, skyrail back and book a lift back.

Other practical things - there is water available on the train but no food (excepting 'gold' class). Plenty of food and drink available in Kuranda itself - prices were no worse than Cairns

Thank LearsFool
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

We caught the train up to Kuranda, great photo opportunity, make sure you’re on the right hand side for the best views too. Return via the gondola for an even greater breathtaking tip back to your car. A day’s adventure

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Found the train trip to Kuranda and the return trip via cable car truly breathtaking. The views from the train and the on board commentary explaining how the train line was constructed many years ago very informative. You wonder how they did it without the technology of today !!!! At the end of the train ride you can wander around Kuranda where they have the biggest market. Plenty of time to browse and have something to eat. Then catch the Skyrail back down to Caravonica where it stops at two places along the way for you to take photos. They then bus you back to the train station at Freshwater. Absolutely a day well spent.

Thank RHONDA B
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

The Kuranda railway is a nice way to the top of the Kuranda Village. The Train is not special, but is nice. The scenery on the trip is very nice. Overall the train is a nice way to get to the village, which is the real attraction (then be sure to take the skyway back down!).

Thank traveler-Sej
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