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  • Address: Bunda St
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adult: AU$49-170, Child AU$25-133
Opened in 1891, Kuranda’s Scenic Railway lies some 21 miles of picturesque landscape away from Cairns. This popular attraction passes by the breathtaking Barron Falls and equally impressive Stoney Creek Falls. While some travelers lament the dark tunnels and rocky crags, most agree that the incredible gorges, lush forests and roaring waterfalls make this experience worth the journey.

Friendly staff members and expert guides help to complete the experience by snapping family photos for you and offering a bit of background information about the railway’s history and construction. Their attentive nature and hospitable vibe almost make up for the train’s lack of air-conditioning—particularly noticeable on hot Aussie days.

Practical Info

Trains depart from Cairns daily at 9:30 a.m. Tickets range from $49 to $170 for adults, depending on class and whether you’re taking a single or round-trip voyage. Children’s tickets range from $25 to $133. Travelers heading up on the scenic railways should request a seat on the right side of the train to get the best views.

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