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“A must do trip if in Cairns”

Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Kuranda
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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 March 26, 2013

Booked direct with the railway and took the morning train out of Cairns station. Not too busy ahd plenty of room on the train. Staff at booking office and the train very helpful. The recorded commentary adds the the trip with interesting facts and info.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I went up to Kuranda on the train and back over the treetops in the cable cars. My first cable car had a glass bottom, what amazing views.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We took the train up to Kuranda and we decided to upgrade to a gold class ticket which was so worth the extra money. The seats were so comfortable and we were offered drinks ( alchohol if you wanted ) all the way up and also given beautiful food. The staff were excellent and so friendly. The view was to die for and all and all would definately recommend the train trip to anyone going to cairns.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

An excellent experience. Leisurely, comfortable, very clean, helpful staff. Views are spectacular and it is reminiscent of travel in a previous time. Kuranda station is lovely with ferns and plants in abundance.

It is better to catch the train up and the Skyrail down but you need to remember you need a transfer between two stations if travelling by car.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Scenic Railway to Kuranda is a sight not to be missed. It takes you into the past and makes you realize how much work it must have been to build that path through the absolute wilderness, dig your way through the enormous tunnels and all that in the mercyless heat of Northern Australia. Today it's nice to sit back and relax, enjoy the perfect views especially when the train goes around the bends and takes you to an impressive waterfall. Here you've got time for a quick walk around and a photo of the water splashing down the gorge. Kuranda station itself is a beautiful place full of flowers with a very tropical atmosphere to it. I loved the first trip in 1994 so much, that I came back to show my daughter the beauty of it all.

Thank HillaF
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