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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
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Full-day Kuranda Train and Skyrail Rainforest Tour from Cairns
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Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic...
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great journey up to the rainforest. Fabulous views along the way as you climb up to the rainforest. We were offered wine and water along the way. Arriving at the rainforest station was really good. Definitely a scenic railway and worth the visit there...More

Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Keith, Thanks so much for sharing your experiemce! We're delighted you were able to enjoy the train and experience this beautiful part of the world from the comfort of Gold Class! We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Paid for the Gold Class tickets. It included great local food and drinks whilst enjoying the climb up the mountain. Great experience.More

Thank KW576
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your Gold Class experience! We hope you enjoyed learning the history of the railway and how it came to be, in the onboard commentary :) We hope you left with plenty of photos and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelled back from Kuranda Gold Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and so pleased we paid the extra. Steward was fantastic and the service exceptional as we sipped a wine and enjoyed macadamia and cheese board and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Even the booking online...More

Thank Dianne S
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dianne, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback - we're delighted you included our little train in your journey and, that you were able to enjoy the relaxing change of pace in Gold Class! We're delighted (but not surprised) that our staff were able...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the ride up to Kuranda stopping off as you please to look at the rainforest then the town at the top is like no other. You can spend hours there. Butterfly farm and bird sanctuary is a must see. Then we finished it...More

Thank microlights
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed seeing Kuranda from these unique perspectives. We hope you enjoyed learning the history of how the railway came to be in the onboard commentary and, we hope you went home with fond memories...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The scenic railway is the highlight. It's a classic ride - very iconic and enjoyable. Once at the top, the shops didn't really impress us. It all seemed a bit 'commercialized'. Still - a wonderful day!More

Thank pawpower
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted you included our train in your Cairns and Kuranda experience and even more delighted that it was your highlight! We hope you enjoyed the onboard commentary and learning how the railway came to be! We hope...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day out, highly recommended ! Very informative, helpful staff . Very well organised. Well worth the visit .

Thank Neil C
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Neil, Thank you for your lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your experience and our staff were, as always, helpful and friendly. We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your journey and, we wish you safe onward travels!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode the skyway up to Karunda and this train back. They were very prompt and courteous when we boarded. If possible, sit on the left side window on this leg of the trip because the gorge is on this side as you traverse down...More

Thank E B
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience and travel tips! We hope you took plenty of photos to serve as a reminder and, we wish you safe onward travels.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic way to make your way into the rainforest. Recommend that you take the train up and cable car down to enjoy all the best views. If you have the budget upgrade to first class for some extra comfort and refreshments.More

Thank Lee P
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lee, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your Kuranda experience from both the Skyrail perspective and from our train. We hope you enjoyed learning the history of how the railway came to be and, we hope you're heading...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the scenic skyrail journey to Kuranda for an up close and personal -yet totally relaxing- view of the rainforest. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. Some of the views you get on the way up both of the forest and of...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted that even after all this time, you have such fond memories of our train and of Skyrail! We hope you have plenty of photos to continue to serve as a reminder of your Kuranda journey :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the full day tour from Cairns that included time in Port Douglas, the Skyrail, time in Kuranda and the scenic railway back to Cairns. It was a great day with everything being well timed and to our, a mature couple, satisfaction. Our pick-up...More

Thank David C
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi David, Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey aboard our little old heritage train! We're glad to hear you found the onboard commentary informative and that the cooling towelette came in handy! We hope you took plenty of...More

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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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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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