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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold class” (314 reviews)
“barron falls” (180 reviews)
“cable car” (172 reviews)
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4036 9333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second trip and my wife and son's first so it was great to see they had a great time My only negative comment was we left from Cairns Railway Station to Fresh Water Station and no Mock Tails upon arrival that was...More

Thank Murray W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with my wife for a trip up on the cable car and back in the train One word describes it, wow. The scenery and views are out of this world on both journeys Travelling back through the gorge on the train was just amazing...More

Thank mytripawayTorfaen_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a local it had been many many years since traveling to Kuranda with the Scenic train. I couldn't recommend it enough to visitors and locals! Amazing scenery and great fun as a family. Perfect day out!

Thank charliemango
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're visiting Cairns the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a must do. The train is spotless and the scenery on the way to Kuranda is spectacular. The commentary on the train explains how the rail was built. A trip on this iconic railway is not...More

Thank diandray50
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're glad you agree it's a must-do experience and that you enjoyed the vintage refurbished carriages! We hope you took plenty of photos of your Kuranda experience and, we wish you safe onward travels. Customer Service - Queensland...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views and we'll worth it. Teenagers in our group became a little bored though! Old train and no air conditioning so became quite hot - suggest taking bottled water.More

Thank jacquelineneil
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your journey onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway... we'll try not to take it personally that the teenagers grew tired of it ;) Taking bottled water is always a good tip, if not travelling Gold Class, and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the gondola both ways (based on another reviewer who suggested avoiding the train). The whole trip - gondola ride in a glass-bottom gondola, walking around in the Kuranda village and the wildlife gardens - was fun. I also had several interactions with the...More

Thank ddd5119
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks you for sharing your feedback for Skyrail here however, we hope you managed to share the review on their page, given you weren't able to enjoy the journey on our train. We wish you safe onward travels. Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the railway up to Kuranda and the scenery was lovely. Chose the gold class option which was great because the seating is very comfortable and well worth the extra spend. Food quite ordinary, but the coffee was ok and Kerry, the staff member...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best ever train ride through rain forests! Lots of shopping at Kuranda village! Had a beautiful warm day !!More

Thank Gita J
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Gita, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your journey onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway and, your Kuranda day out! We hope you took plenty of photos and took advantage of the water fountains onboard the train. Wishing you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

On Friday 28th July 2017, my wife and I travelled from Cairns station to Kuranda on the 9:30 a.m. Kuranda Scenic Railway. We treated ourselves to Gold Class seats for the journey. We were allocated seats 13 & 14 in Coach Number 7 on the...More

Thank pragasam
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback - we love receiving such comprehensive detail about our passengers' experience. We're delighted you enjoyed your experience and that you were able to immerse yourself in the Gold Class experience (it's our favourite also). We hope you took plenty of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The train is incredible how they have built it through the landscape and there is some great scenery but you can't see most of it due to the dense trees surrounding the train as you are in the forest. Occasionally you get some good glimpses...More

Thank haylz1
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your journey onboard and we hope you were able to take plenty of photos of the waterfalls and Barron Gorge. Unfortunately, the Heritage class carriages are more communal - it's a shame you weren't...More

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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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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
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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Candace217
13 February 2017|
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There are many tours incorporating the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail as part of a Kuranda Day Tour. If you're staying in the city and wish to save on coach transfer costs, you could... More
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