Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns

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Kuranda Scenic Railway goes along the edge of the cliff most of the way, giving you a chance to see parrots, kangaroos, and koalas from a close distance. Originally built to connect the once bustling river port with the rich gold fields, the railway is now a tourist icon and a working tribute to the early pioneers. As you take in the brown savannah landscape, listen to the onboard staff tell amusing stories about the region's rich past. Plan your Kuranda Scenic Railway visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cairns using our Cairns online travel planner.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed the train trip. We splashed out and went Gold Class as it appeared to be more spacious and offer refreshments including wine and beer. We travelled both ways on the train, as I.....  more
    We thoroughly enjoyed the train trip. We splashed out and went Gold Class as it appeared to be more spacious and offer refreshments including wine and beer. We travelled both ways on the train, as I.....  more »
  • Not particularly great, not particularly bad; though extremely over priced for what it is. It was just a means to get back from Kuranda to Cairns after we had gotten the sky rail on the way up. The... 
    Not particularly great, not particularly bad; though extremely over priced for what it is. It was just a means to get back from Kuranda to Cairns after we had gotten the sky rail on the way up. The...  more »

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