Fodor's Expert Review Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns Scenic Drive

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.

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Quick Facts

Bunda St.
Cairns, Queensland  4870, Australia


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

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