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Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Kuranda
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Owner description: 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 Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland
Reviewed 19 June 2014

A great trip! The train journey takes around two hours, so may not be suitable for small children, but the trip itself is very leisurely and the scenery great. Take the cable car back down. The views are fabulous!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The rail and cable car experience is a simply must do at least once in a lifetime. This was my third trip and it never fails to impress. I can't recommend it highly enough !!!! :-)

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We did the cable skyway to Kuranda while we were in Cairns. It was an amazing experience to see the rainforest and the beautiful view of the town below. The staff were very friendly from start to finish. The boardwalk was well maintained. Kuranda itself is such a very nice village. Overall was an excellent experienced.

Thank Cecilia F
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a "Must Do" if you visit Cairns. We travelled the train up & back. The views are breathtaking and the whole trip was wonderful. The town of Kuranda is full of all varieties of shops and easy to spend a few hours strolling around and taking in lunch and the markets.Kuranda Station is a picture full of ferns and other plants. You are told the story regards the building of the railway during the trip which is really interesting. The train stops for tem minutes during the trip so you are able to take photos of the falls and gorge. This was a great experience.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Went up via the Skyrail and returned by train. It stopped once for photograph opportunities. There is an on-board commentary giving detailed information of how the line was built and used.
If you know what day you would like to make the trip it is worth booking in advance for big savings.

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