My husband and I (and our 2 sons, ages 8 & 11) will be in Cairns and Port Douglas for the first time in early June. We planned to take the kids to Kuranda, but I just learned that the sky rail will be closed for maintenance while we are there. Is it still worth doing if we have to take the train roundtrip? I saw one reviewer comment that the train is long, slow, and boring. My kids are past the "whee, we're on a train!" stage.
Thanks for your help!