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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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Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4036 9333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed this train ride. It was very informative and scenic. The train conductor even prepped us and slowed down for when a picture moment was coming. You learn about the hardships the men went through to build the railway along with historical milestones...More

Thank Karina H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't recommend this tour. If u have a aisle seat, u have to give up enjoying or taking photo. It takes few hours to approach station. During that time, you have to overcome diesel smell and muscle fatigue on ur neck.

Thank EJ A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful experience to ride in the restored carriages up the track to Karunda. The views of the surrounding area are amazing. Spent a lovely day walking the streets of the town and sampling at the markets. Then a graceful trip back down on...More

Thank Marc w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did it on a week day so it was not busy. We took the Skyrail up, lunch at Kuranda, walked around the markets and the train back. The views are great, especially if you are not familiar with this territory and the old train...More

Thank Daniele_Toni
Reviewed 2 days ago

The train ride was great. There was an audio tour of the history of the railway. The scenery was beautiful. We had 1 stop to view a water fall. We had a little excitement at the beginning as two local teenage boys jumped the train...More

Thank Rochelle Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think I enjoyed this more than the reef!! Many scenic views along the hour and half ride to Kuranda. Train ride offers narration along the way to tell you about the train and the area. Very well done!! I recommend booking directly with Queensland...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting commentary by the guide. A pleasant ride through the countryside with some great views. Good for all ages.

Thank catsmother2016
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience - we're delighted you enjoyed the journey and learning the history of the railway in the onboard commentary. We hope you took plenty of photos as a reminder of your Kuranda experience and, we wish you safe onward travels.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We left out of Freshwater Station to go up into the rain forest and the village of Kuranda. The village was very touristy, but the ride up was great. Their is a narration that covers the history of the rail line and the development of...More

Thank Robert G
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Robert, Thank you for sharing your experience - we're so happy you enjoyed your journey aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway. We hope you enjoyed learning the history of how it came to be and took the chance to capture the stunning Stoney Creek and Barron...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views, very well organised with halts , stops at scenic spots. If driving down from Port Douglas, make sure you have enough time to get to the Kurunda station. Morning traffic around Cairns central (airport on the way) can be quite hectic. They were...More

Thank MPK_2811
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience and travel tip - always best to prepare! We're so happy to hear our team were able to accommodate you on the next service; we'd have hated for you to miss out! We hope you took full advantage of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We joined the train at Central station as it was a 5 minute walk from Southern Cross Atrium Apartments. Beautifully restored carriages. Photo opportunities galore. The commentary was informative. The views om the way included waterfalls, 15 tunnels, and rainforest. The tracks are an engineering...More

Thank Katrina W
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service - Queensland Rail Travel at Kuranda Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Katrina, Thanks so much for sharing! We're so glad you were able to include our train in your Cairns experience and, we hope you managed to take full advantage of the photo opportunities! Wishing you safe onward travels.

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bosslady44
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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
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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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