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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold class” (348 reviews)
“sky rail” (357 reviews)
“barron falls” (204 reviews)
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow . I was struck by the beauty of the rainforest.. We also stop to see the Barron gorge Learning about how the railroad was constructed. Every time I go up on the Sky rail to Kuranda, I always come back down on the train....More

Thank ccmoa432
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent train trip, the whole railway is interesting, the views are stunning. The price is on the steep side. We upgraded to Gold Class and it was lovely. Nice coach and seats, nice coach stewardess who supplied snacks and drinks and cookies! One point, we...More

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

Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry to hear our communication wasn't sufficient for your trip during our weather disruptions. I will certainly pass on your comments to our disruption management team for review. We're glad you enjoyed our little heritage train and the history...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

On most search engines, it lists this and one of the top 10, 20, 25 things to do in Australia. First, book 1st class if you can (I thought we had...) otherwise, you're in a railcar beyond hot, with a window open and very little...More

Thank jared1per
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We'd be lying if we said we weren't a little disappointed and while we can't control the summer weather in North Queensland, we're sorry to hear it wasn't as pleasant as you'd expected. The train, made up of carriages 100-years...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great trip to do but it can get very hot in the cars so take plenty of water and maybe a fan! I would highly recommend this this wanting to take in the views and is a great way to get to...More

Thank Matthew d
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great tip Matthew... The Tropical North Queensland Summer has a bit of a bite to it! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did one-way with the scenic railway in the morning on the weekend and could highly recommend this activity for solo travellers and families as well! (It was not even fully booked,which was nice.) The train is quite comfy and clean.Staff is always friendly and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed taking a journey back in time! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda experience and, we wish you safe onward travels.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was excited by this trip but unfortunately it turned out to be the slow train to hell in 40% heat. It was painfully slow and although the views were good from the 3 stops I can’t recommend it. The bench type seats are plastic...More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience wasn't as expected. We can agree that the temperature in North Queensland over summer can absolutely have a direct effect on the experience. The train is made up of carriages 100-years old, is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took this trip as part of a day in Kuranda and rode the Sky Rail back. Very easy going with lots of great scenery, sit back, get the camera out and enjoy. The trip was as advertised and staff were very professional. Couple this...More

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

Thank you so much for your review Mark, we are delighted to hear you had a great time, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. It is such an amazing part of the world up here. Please feel free to share any of your piccies with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice place to visit and spend a day in kuranda, there a cafes, a lot of markets and some place to see kangaroos, koalas and butterflies, but if you are young maybe the place is a bit boring.

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

What a lovely review Alfredo, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the region.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My honest advice? Don’t go! Or at least only consider going if: -The ambient temperature is at or below 25 degrees -Everyone in your party is between 10 and 65 years of age and fully fit -You have absolutely nothing you would rather be doing...More

2  Thank jryder888
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear jryder888, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We are extremely disappointed our service didn’t meet your expectations this time around with your family. We agree the temperature in North Queensland can absolutely have a direct effect on the experience, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting train story, but keep in mind that the train has not Aircond... It’s a nice trip from Cairns to Kuranda village

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

Thank you for your review... yes mod-cons like air-conditioning aren't included in our (over 100 year old) carriages, but the clear rainforest breeze is lovely. We're glad you enjoyed the historic commentary.. a great learning for the kids :)

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bosslady44
18 November 2017|
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The highest point reached is 328m above sea level :)
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shenaz p
4 April 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Hi Shenaz, It looks like these lovely TripAdvisors have beat us to the punch - we certainly believe it's still worth the visit, especially if electing Gold Class (the perks!) however, only you can decide whether it will be... More
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janewilsom
24 February 2017|
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Hi Jane, Thank you for checking - hopefully you were able to glean some helpful answers from all of these lovely travellers! Whilst booking tickets is not imperative, it is strongly advised, so that you don't miss out (even... More
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