Rising from sea level to 328m, the journey to Kuranda passes through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, past beautiful and spectacular waterfalls and into the awesome Barron Gorge.
Enjoy a one way journey on the original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls.
This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 2 hours from Cairns to Kuranda - the village in the rainforest.
Kuranda Station is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world.
The Cairns - Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today 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.
A popular departure point is Freshwater Connection. Situated in a quiet, leafy suburb north of Cairns city, visitors can enjoy a hearty breakfast in authentic antique railway carriages.
This is an ideal way to begin a Kuranda Railway journey. Freshwater Station also includes a museum, pioneer cottage and gift shop.
Upon reaching the village of Kuranda, a rich assortment of interesting attractions and unique shopping experiences awaits you.
Journeys from Kuranda Station to Cairns run in the afternoon.
The journey includes a commentary and all passengers receive a souvenir Z-card portraying the history of the railways construction, a map of Kuranda and the journey.
Cairns Station is centrally located and within easy walking distance to most city accommodations.
Cairns, Queensland Exact meeting point and supplier's details are provided immediately after booking.
The cancellation policy for this activity is as follows:
If you do not attend at the agreed date, time and place you may not be entitled to any refund by the activity supplier.