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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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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 237 Reviews

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Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

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Location: Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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Location: Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

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Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Over three days, experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.67

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