This was an absolutely awesome day from beginning to end. I was picked up promptly by the chatty driver who kept us informed as we moved along picking up other travelers, then depositing us at the train station. It’s an old slow moving train, noisy enough that I couldn’t hear most of the announcements. As I was facing back I also felt like I missed some valuable photo shoots. However, the Sky Rail ride back at the end of the trip made up for all that and more. Both were a relaxing and comfortable way to go to and from Kuranda.
While in and around Kuranda I thoroughly enjoyed the Army Duck ride into the swampland, Butterfly House, the Aboriginal dance, the boomerang class and musician. Feeling let down that I’d missed the Famous Australian animals, I was very pleasantly surprised to see them at the little mini-zoo; kangaroos wandering about, Kaolas snoozing in trees, Dingos, thankfully behind bars, as were the Crocodiles, both large and small. I highly recommend this trip.