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“Relaxing day to recharge”

Kuranda Scenic Railway
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US$137.19*
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
Ranked #8 of 118 things to do in Cairns
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Owner description: Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland's pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park, this is one of the world's great railway journeys.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Relaxing day to recharge”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Good day combined with Sky Rail, an enjoyable way to have a lay day in exciting Cairns area. Karunda is an interesting place to visit.

Visited August 2014
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“A view to far...”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Had been recommended this journey by our hotel and it was a cracking day out.
The carriages are a nice step back in time allowing to really take in the views.
Lovely insight of the history behind the line and the people who helped to build it.
Really enjoyed our trip.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Okay...”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The ride had some good views, but overall I felt like it was overpriced. You can easily get up to Kuranda for a few bucks on a bus compared to over $40 on the train. If you do the train, only take it one way and save some money.

Visited July 2014
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Rochester, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Skyhigh travel”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

A very good full day tour, although I found we did not have a lot of spare time to see everything to see, had lunch at Frogs very nice and enjoyed going through Birdworld .

Visited August 2014
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Hinesburg, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Do this!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The cars are from the early 20th century, so expect a vintage comfort experience. The view is fabulous (as you'd expect) - and the weather wasn't even very good when we were there. The historical narrative was enough to be interesting to people like me, who like to know these things, but were not constant, so if you don't like the chatter, it wont' drive you nuts.
We took the Skyrail up and the railway down (from Kuranda), and thoroughly enjoyed the trip - though it's probably just as nice in reverse!

Visited August 2014
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