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Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Cairns Railway Station, Bunda St. Map It
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  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Updated 01/16/2014

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The historic Kuranda Scenic Railway makes a 115-minute ascent through rain forest and 15 hand-hewn tunnels to pretty Kuranda village, gateway to the Atherton Tableland. Opt for a simple Heritage Class seat or splurge on a Gold Class ticket with fine local food and wine, table service, swanky decor, and a souvenir pack. Several tour packages are available, from full-day rain-forest safaris and visits to local Aboriginal centers and wildlife parks to simple round-trips combining rail and cable-car journeys.

Sight Information


Cairns Railway Station, Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia

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07-4036–9333; 1800-079–033


Sight Details:

  • 1-way ticket A$49–$A97, round-trip A$74–$170; combined railway/cable-car/wildlife/aboriginal culture packages A$142–A$160
  • Departs from Cairns daily 8:30 am and 9:30 am, Kuranda at 2 and 3:30; Gold Class only on 9:30 and 3:30 services

Updated 01/16/2014


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