Great Barrier Reef Sights

Kuranda Scenic Railway

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  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

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. Book a simple Heritage Class seat; get snacks, drinks, cool towels, and souvenir pack in Royale Class; or splurge on a Gold Class ticket with fine local food and wine, table service, swanky decor, and souvenirs. 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; 1800-577245


Sight Details:

  • 1-way ticket A$50–$A99, round-trip A$76–$174; combined railway/cable-car/wildlife or aboriginal culture packages A$158–A$170

Published 07/21/2016


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