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Kuranda Scenic Railway

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Address: Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Exciting train journey,captivating scenery,lovely waterfalls.

The train journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway,from Smithfield Station to Kuranda village, was exciting,with amazing views of the rain forest,the coral sea and the Barron... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The train journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway,from Smithfield Station to Kuranda village, was exciting,with amazing views of the rain forest,the coral sea and the Barron Gorge,The look out at Barron Falls Station presents a captivating view of the falls.The train is very well maintained and the seats are comfortable.A train journey worth making.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the Scenic Railway as part of a day trip to Kuranda. Only returning on the train having arrived on the cableway. The history that is played about the train, its creation and the surrounding area is fascinating. Train itself is comfy and with open windows for a nice breeze. Slowed down for photo opportunities and fulled stopped to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the skyrail up and booked the train down. You don't need to book either via the restrictive tour operators, we just turned up on the day and bought tickets, avoided the queues, transfer by bus from the train to skyrail car park was included and it was slightly cheaper than the tour packages. Skyrail is great, fab views,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Train is authentic and the journey is smooth going through the rain forest, waterfalls and makes a stop at the gorge. Great time out with family and friends, and commentary is very informative. Be sure that you book with the right agent as we were place with 10 people in 2 seats - not happy about it because all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have been on this train. First time we went up the range to Kuranda and the second time down to Cairns. The train takes you on a slow ride to show off the beautiful scenery and waterfalls with many tunnels in the way. It isn't a long ride (around 30 min) and there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled back down to Cairns from Kurunda via the railway. There are limited trains every day so we definitely recommend booking. We took advantage of the well organised shuttle service back to the Skyrail car park . The railway was constructed during the gold rush years and the commentary made this a real step back in time. The numerous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an arranged tour being picked up from our hotel and returned. If you love trains it is a must do. It is best to take the train up to Kuranda and the Skyrail back down. Try and get seats at the window side of the train especially if you want to take photographs otherwise it is a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The tour is relaxing eith spectacular views as the train climbs up the mountain,commentary history on how the rail was built, beuatiful waterfalls at barron gorge, then stopping at kuranda with markets and other tours.

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Thank Lyn M
Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After completing the Skyrail leg of the journey we took the Scenic Train back to Freshwater station sitting in the Gold class section. Well worth the extra money as it includes a variety of snacks, plenty of drinks, comfortable lounge seats and even a little gift pack. Overall a very pleasant journey that took just under 2 hours, it had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train up and the gondola down, had 3 hrs to walk around and check out the shops etc. It is a great day out with lots to see, along with it being very relaxing on the train.

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