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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4036 9333
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Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This...

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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Been on the train twice and the sky rail 3 times. We absolutely loved it each and every time. Worth the money for sure. Do the early sky rail and later train to ensure you see... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been on the train twice and the sky rail 3 times. We absolutely loved it each and every time. Worth the money for sure. Do the early sky rail and later train to ensure you see everything in Kuranda.

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Thank Chrissie M
St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very quaint ride up the mountain. It's an old 1900 train and takes 2 hours to take you to the top. A warning; whilst the seats are comfy, space is limited and they squeeze 4 in a row facing each way. They allocate seats so do try to book seats forward facing next to the window. Also there is... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful travel by the forests tropical. A fun attraction that takes half a day. The best combination is to go by train and return with the skyrail. In the end you have a small town with stores of memories.

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Thank Domingo D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of our family holiday to cairns, we visited the Kuranda scenic tour. Our family really enjoyed the scenery around the national park and especially my daughter love the sky rail a lot. We love the beautiful Mother Nature that our country have to offer for all the tourists from all over the world to enjoy how beautiful Australia... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting back to Cairns from Kuranda we took the Scenic railway, there are some very good seats in quite old carriages, with a very good commentary explaining all aspects of how the railway was built and other history surrounding it as well there are also a couple of photo shoots stops as well, one of which is the fabulous Stoney... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Kuranda by the railway. Make sure you download the app prior to arrival. I wasn't able to download it at the train station because the Internet was spotty. Beautiful views... approximately two hours on train. Two stops on the way. Water and bathrooms on the train. At the first stop make sure you go upstairs to get... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We love the level of detail and your handy tips to make the most of the journey. We hope you'll be heading home with some wonderful memories and even better photos. Safe onward travels! Thank you, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been waiting for this trip for months. Finally allowed aboard at 3pm and met but the lovely Vivian who was to look after us for the hour and a half journey. First thing she did was o make us put on our gold class stickers then brought us drinks and nuts. We were allocated two forward facing seats which we... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed account of your trip with us! It sounds like you had quite an enjoyable journey onboard - we're a little jealous of your mango sorbet ;) We hope you were able to head home with some unique photos of the beautiful scenery and some wonderful memories (and you're right, it might... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kuranda Scenic Railway was really worth it. We went up on the Skyrail and back on the train. We loved getting off at the stations on the way up and doing the nature walks and looking at the Barron Falls. The train ride back was interesting and informative and stops along the way to get pictures of the Barron... More 

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Hi Melanie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's a beautiful and unique part of the world and a trip loaded with history, so booking ahead is always a great tip :) We hope you were able to head home with some memorable photos. Thank you, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the railway in rainy season and it was very humid. Being an old train there is no air conditioning. I was 7 months pregnant so wasn't too comfortable but enjoyed the trip nonetheless. They did give out cold towels part way through the trip which was appreciated. Definitely worth doing.

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's certainly a charming step back in time - we hope there was some respite from the open windows and the cold towels! We're so glad you were able to enjoy the journey overall and that you went home with some beautiful photos and memories. Thank you, Customer Service - Queensland Rail... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the old train to the top of the mountain to visit Kuranda. Travels through lush rainforests framed by mountains. Stop to see Barron Gorge and enjoy the waterfalls. Continuous narration gives the history of the railway.

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so glad you were able to witness the natural beauty of this area and the history of this monumental railway! We hope you enjoy the remainder of your journey. Thank you, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel More 

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