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  • Address: Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • 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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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, null
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Port Douglas. Choose from a variety of ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.02
Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns & the ... 
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 344 Reviews

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Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation, Cairns & the ... 
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

4.5 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage Rainforest. Experience the largest flight aviary in Australia at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.11
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise, Cairns & the ... 
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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1941 Reviews

Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping ...  Read more

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

From USD $369.35
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Day Trips
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

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Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Port Douglas. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a ...  Read more

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

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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour, ... 
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 36 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning rainforestation Army Duck Rainforest Tour with an ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.79
Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic Railway, Port Douglas, ... 
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Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic Railway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Departing Port Douglas or Palm Cove (not available from Cairns) enjoy this small-group Kuranda day trip limited to 12 guests guaranteeing personal service and ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.99
Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park ... 
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Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park including Army Duck tour, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.47
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove, Palm Cove, Day Trips
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove

4.5 star rating: Recommended 270 Reviews

Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Palm Cove. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a ...  Read more

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

From USD $123.38
Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda- Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train, Cairns ... 
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Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda- Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train

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Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.86

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