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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove
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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%
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“cable car” (198 reviews)
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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"sky rail"
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"barron falls"
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"cable car"
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"freshwater station"
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"train trip"
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"great train ride"
in 33 reviews
"window seat"
in 56 reviews
"caught the train"
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"cairns station"
in 37 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 60 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 93 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 35 reviews
"take photos"
in 85 reviews
"butterfly sanctuary"
in 52 reviews
"day trip"
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"great trip"
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"visiting cairns"
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Reviewed today

had a lovely day up at kuranda wondering around the little shops and restaurants, then took the scenic train back down to cairns lovely journey with good commentary try and get a forward facing window seat

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed today

Very very disappointed in this trip. Decided not to go Gold class as it was an extra $55. A silly mistake I think. Seat numbers were allocated at the time of booking and printed on the ticket. Seating on the train is bench seating at...More

Thank helenwest49
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went up from freshwater station to Kuranda in gold class, absolutely worth the extra money, beautiful arm chairs as seating, we were lucky enough that the carriage wasn’t full so we could move around the carriage, we were seated on the right hand side which...More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight of our tip to North Queensland was the train trip down from Kuranda to Cairns. Breathtaking scenery including amazing waterfalls, friendly staff, comfortable train trip and all in all just an amazing train journey. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This time I wanted to go up by train and return by Skyrail, because I have done it twice before the other way around. A Great day out, picked up from hotel (Shangri-La) by Paul Hockey a one armed real character, who was the first...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Relaxing railway trip, taking in the local scenery and history along the way.The interesting part starts once the suburbs of Cairns have been left behind. Commentary about local sights and the history adds value.

Thank Andre S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When heading to Kuranda from Cairns, you will want to request seats on the right side of the train when picking up your tickets. I would recommend arriving to the train station at least 30 minutes early so you can request a seat. The seating...More

Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenic rail is a very relaxing way to travel to or from Kuranda. We took the sky rail up and returned by the scenic rail. The commentary is very interesting and worth listening to.

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

Certainly is a relaxing way to take in the beautiful scenery. Thank you for taking the time to review. :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A must do in Port Douglas/Cairns. My tour was part of a split tour to the outer reef and then this one. Both were one day trips. The scenic rail trip firstly took us over the canopy of trees up the mountain in a cable...More

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

Happy to hear your had an enjoyable time, and took in all the scenery, whilst also making the most of your time in Cairns.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A definite must do - not only is it a historical experience but the views are absolutely beautiful. Grab the sky rail to Kuranda through the beautiful rain Forrest as you make your way to the little town. The scenic railway is on board a...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. Such a beautiful place, and a great way to take it all in.

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James P
18 June 2018|
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half - it ends up at Cairns railway station
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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
16 April 2018|
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