"RIDE THE SCENIC TRAIN TO KURANDA" Kuranda Scenic Railway Tip by DennyP

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns: 18 reviews and 46 photos

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When in Cairns I finally got to ride the quite locally famous "Scenic" train to the small rainforrest town of Kuranda..Althoughth only a short journey of 37 kilometers and taking (about 45 minutes) the train meanders through some of the most wonderful scenery ,crossing many bridges(37), and also passing many splendid waterfalls, while traveling through fifteen tunnels and 98 curves and cuttings. The train makes a few stops along the way for locals.. and gently climbs 328 meters to the top of the range where the journey terminates in The lovely rainforrest town of Kuranda..The best stop along the way is that at "The Barron Falls" and this is a very spectacular location especially after heavy rain as the falls can be huge..There is time here (about 15 minutes) to obtain some great photos..This when it was built must have been a really difficult piece of construction....The train livery is done out in the aboriginal dreamtime and is not only colourful but very striking..Make sure that your camera batteries are charged for this journey as it is quite spectacular..There is an option of either doing a return journey OR catching the local bus back to Cairns city also you can get the Skytrain and then a bus to the city..I looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed this little scenic train journey and recommend it to all .

Address: LEAVES FROM CAIRNS CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION
Directions: ALL BOOKINGS AND RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE AT CAIRNS CENTRAL OR BY PHONE
othercontact: E Mail: KSRres@qr.com.au
Phone: (07)4036 9333
Website: http://www.ksr.com.au

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2011
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