We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Tours from Kuranda Scenic Railway tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
All photos (1,512)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sky rail”(170 reviews)
“scenic railway”(145 reviews)
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picuresque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way from...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kuranda, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4036 9333
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Kuranda Scenic Railway
from US$119.61
More Info
from US$131.28
More Info
from US$174.31
More Info
from US$119.61
More Info
Reviews (1,872)
There are newer reviews for Kuranda Scenic Railway
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
1,577 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sky rail scenic railway freshwater station window seat train trip barron falls cable car great train ride cairns station gold class carriage return trip comfortable seats great scenery great trip day trip take photos taking the train
Updating list...
1,541 - 1,550 of 1,577 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2011

We booked a trip through a company called Glenn's Kuranda half day tour he was great it was only a small group (he only takes 11) but there were only 7 of us he makes it very personal and has some great stories to tell...More

Date of experience: January 2011
Thank sue31r
Reviewed 17 December 2010

To Kuranda, we took the skyrail. Back to Cairns it was by scenic railway. It’s a historical train and also the interior is quite unique. You get a stunning view over the rainforest and there also waterfalls along the way. The train stops one time,...More

Thank Applewoman1973
Reviewed 10 December 2010

we went up in the sky tram which was lovely, we had our own car and the loved looking at the views Kuranda itself is a let down, the markets are not at all what i expected, and was full of the same touristy bits...More

Thank gdanger
Reviewed 11 November 2010

We decided to do the Kuranda Scenic Rail up, and Sky Rail back down from Kuranda ($97.50 each). As we booked a self-drive 'tour' through KSR, we had to book a specific time to come back on the Skyrail - i thought this was annoying...More

2  Thank Welly_China_Girl
Reviewed 6 November 2010

Unfortunatley when we booked the railway was undergoing maintenance. However, the sky rail was very fun! My partner found the winds and height challenging though!!! The views are beautiful.. Dont expect to much from these markets as the markets can be abit repetitive. Initially we...More

1  Thank SarahEAKennedy
Reviewed 6 November 2010

During a 5 day visit to Cairns I decided to take my son on the Kuranda scenic railway! This was great for him as he adores different types of transportation so he had a blast! We were picked up by our transfer right out the...More

1  Thank samsonsmum
Reviewed 23 October 2010

Like most people, we took the Skyrail to Kuranda and the train back to Cairns. The Skyrail cable car was amazing. Great views of the rainforest, plus two nice walks at the stops enroute. It was a great way to start what was otherwise a...More

2  Thank puablo
Reviewed 22 September 2010

We booked directly online with Kuranda Scenic Railway for a package including the Skyrail gondola ride up to Kuranda, the Rainforestation tour and Gold Class return on the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, for a cost of A$192.00 each. Frankly Kuranda is obviously past...More

32  Thank Sn00k
Reviewed 31 August 2010

DO see Kuranda BUT don't go by train nor go on a cramped tour bus take a taxi or a public transport bus- the rail trip is fairly boring, incredibly s l o w and pretty uncomfortable- However the rail station at Kuranda is a...More

1  Thank tired-old-dog
Reviewed 11 August 2010

Not as great as expected. The surrounds were nice I suppose but I just forest to me. But you have to get back somehow and it took us all the way back to the centre of Cairns.

Thank Jemmti
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Mid City Luxury Suites
63 reviews
.20 miles away
Rydges Plaza Cairns
616 reviews
.36 miles away
Il Centro Apartment Suites
99 reviews
.37 miles away
Hides Hotel Cairns
387 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 55 nearby restaurants
Northerner Steakhouse
6 reviews
.18 miles away
Pete & Paulz Breaky Bar
93 reviews
.23 miles away
Green Ant Cantina
333 reviews
.02 miles away
Lafew Teahouse and Kombucha Bar
36 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 42 nearby attractions
Josephine Falls
355 reviews
.23 miles away
Kuranda Scenic Railway
3,971 reviews
.00 miles away
Rusty's Market
342 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
22 September 2018|
Response from Garny | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I know there is a free bus service from Smithfield to central station and I recall it stops at Freshwater as well. It is free with your train ticket
8 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from moink37 | Reviewed this property |
yes i think a pushchair would be allowed
30 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from 833janellel | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are