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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“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"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today my partner & i did the Kuranda train ride up and skyrail back down to Smithfield. It was such a lovely day! the carriage attendants are so informative, the trains are also nicely kept clean n tidy. The journey up there was just at...More

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

Most certainly isn't for the faint hearted up there. The view from the Skyrail makes it all worth while though! So glad to hear you had an amazing time! Maybe its the train up and back for you next time??

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your staying in cairns for 2/3 nights this is obviously one of the big attractions. It’s a lovely train and a nice train ride up the mountain. There’s some nice views for photo oppritunities. It’s a slow trip but lots of info from voice...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the train ride and took in the amazing views!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You'll get the train at the Freshwater Railway Station. Once on board, sit back and enjoy an incredible journey ascending 1,075 feet, passing magnificent waterfalls, traveling through 15 tunnels dug by hand and crossing 40 bridges. During the 90-minute journey an informative presentation will be...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, we're glad you enjoyed our journey :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning day. Beautiful scenery. History of the railway was very interesting. Highly recommend The town of Kuranda was a surprise- lots of little art galleries, some really tourist shops that weren’t worth going in to. All in all a great day

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

Glad you had a great experience aboard our historic raiilway :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely ride on a scenic mountain railway, beautiful Victorian carriages with photo stops along the way

Thank AlanM1555
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We hope you got some great scenic snaps :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this train Journey, the facilities were good. We sat in the first carriage and the noise from the engine did make it difficult to hear our guide however there is an interactive phone app that gives you all the commentary and is...More

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

Thanks for your review and sharing your experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. I took the trip up with my 2 daughters and jagged an absolutely amazing sunny day. The views were endless and the ride up was comfortable. Tip if your with Racq you can get a discount on tickets. Remember if your...More

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

We agree a must do experience... we're glad you snagged a sunny day, would've made for great holiday pics :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the train up to Kuranda arriving around 11.30 am and spent exploring the town and having lunch. We also did some shopping. The return trip was by the skyrail which I was a bit scared of travelling on but my fears we...More

Thank nefer14
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for recommending our journey, we're glad you enjoyed your day :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I rode this train 15 years ago during my first visit to Kuranda (descending) and took my family with me this time (ascending), opting for the Gold upgrade to enhance the experience. It is a very relaxing ride through scenic sugar plantations and ascending the...More

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

Thank you for your review, welcome back and we're glad you enjoyed your journey with your family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice trip up the mountain, the views were spectacular Very enjoyable. The stop at Barron Falls was the highlight

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted you enjoyed your journey down the range aboard our heritage train and took in the amazing scenery. Thank you for your review.

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Debbie B
29 April 2018|
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Response from Ainslie M | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to choose which way you want to go. Either up on train and down on sky rail or the other way round.
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730matthew
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring/email Kuranda rail
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