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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sky rail” (365 reviews)
“barron falls” (214 reviews)
“cable car” (194 reviews)
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"sky rail"
in 365 reviews
"barron falls"
in 214 reviews
"cable car"
in 194 reviews
"freshwater station"
in 133 reviews
"train trip"
in 134 reviews
"great train ride"
in 33 reviews
"window seat"
in 56 reviews
"caught the train"
in 31 reviews
"cairns station"
in 35 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 58 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 90 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 35 reviews
"butterfly sanctuary"
in 52 reviews
"take photos"
in 81 reviews
"great trip"
in 100 reviews
"day trip"
in 111 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked our car at Smithfield car park and got a bus to Freshwater. The train goes at a slow pace so you can capture some nice photos. The train ride is 90 mins from Freshwater. When you get to the top, go and explore...More

Thank apwc71
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic mountain view, and you can overview the whole view of Cairns. Took roughly 1 hour to 1.5 hr to Kuranda. Beautiful place to go. Market, restaurants and shops. I don't recommend coming with tour group because you won't have enough time to do activities....More

Thank May H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting historic commentary along the way and a couple of good photo opportunities as the train winds its way up through the hills to Kuranda. Unfortunately it was difficult to hear the commentary above excited chatter of children in the carriage, I would probably go...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The trip takes about an hour and a half with one short stop. The narration was quite good. I would definitely recommend!

Thank leppaenat
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation :) We’re delighted you enjoyed your journey and commentary.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We opted for the Gold Class trip, which was well worth the extra money for the comfort and the service. We ordered a vegetarian option for our on board snacks, and was told that we would be served vegetarian spring rolls - unfortunately these were...More

Thank Twosie21
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed our heritage train and Gold Class experience. We will pass on your comments in reference to the menu items to our onboard catering team for review.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Scenic Railway from Kuranda to Freshwater Station. The views of Barron Falls and Barron Gorge were quite spectacular. The trip was booked online as part of a package.

Thank Hanne S
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the wonderful views of the region :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our trip down the mountain on this amazing train. The views are just so amazing and the history and effort of building it is something to be admired. This is one we will all remember!

Thank ecatt33
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review... we're glad you enjoyed your journey aboard our historic train. We agree a must do experience in Cairns :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sadly it was closed when we were there due to recent weather and so we could not use, but got a great view of it and the route when we were on the Cable Car, it definitely looks like something worth doing. The station at...More

Thank Simon M
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review Simon, we do hope you get to come back and experience our little railway journey one day.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We caught the train in Cairns. It was a slow but interesting journey up to Kuranda with breathtaking scenery, tunnels and waterfalls to enjoy. Then a bus takes you into Kuranda to shop.

Thank Herb T
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed our journey through the rainforest :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to Kuranda and we know it was closed. Near the station where the Barron Falls. Lot of crew was working on the railway to get it work again. Waiting for re-opening

Thank Paul v
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We do hope you get to experience our journey in the future.

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730matthew
16 April 2018|
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Response from graham_swift1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure as I'm back in the UK. Suggest phoning the company or any travel agent in Cairns.
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Jessica and Pet... F
10 April 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring/email Kuranda rail
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Emma D
27 March 2018|
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Response from ubl666 | Reviewed this property |
No all ok now
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