Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda

3.8
The journey truly is the destination aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You'll ride through a UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest with towering mountains plummeting into the deep ravine of Barron Gorge National Park and spilling their runoff in the form of waterfalls. Wood carriages serve as cars, giving you a sense of timelessness as you ride between Cairns and the village of Kuranda. The one-way journey of 37 km (23 mi) takes about 105 minutes. Take a look at our Kuranda trip planning app to schedule your visit to Kuranda Scenic Railway and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Took the Gondola into the forest which had several places to get off and look around before continuing our journey. Plenty to see on route and lots eateries at the village along with shops etc...  more »
  • Comfortble, steady journey up from Cairns to Kuranda. Lots to see, both alongside the track and looking out over the coast at many points. Villafe at the top interesting as well, although dominated...  more »

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