Kuranda Scenic Railway

Currently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
  • Address: Cairns Railway Station, Bunda St., CBD, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 02:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 61-740369333
  • Ticket Price: 49 AUD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids, Nature, Train Ride

Kuranda Scenic Railway - Review

The town of Kuranda is a quaint little place located on a mountain side, the Macalister Range. Although the village town has its own raw charm, it’s the ride over the rainforest  and up to the mountain that sets the whole mood for the trip. The Kuranda railway line is only used to take tourists to and from Cairns. Hop abroad a vintage train and be prepared to take in the wonderful vistas the ride has to offer. The 37 kilometer journey makes around 2 stops and takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Once you’re at the village, there are a variety of things you could do, but do remember to keep an eye on the time as the train departs only twice a day.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Ticket Prices

  • A round trip ticket can cost  anywhere  between  Adult $74-Adult $170.
  • A combined railway, cable-car, wildlife and aboriginal culture package can range between A$142–A$160.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Hours

  • Departure (from Cairns): 8:30 am & 9:30 am.
  • Arrival (at Cairns): 2:00 pm & 3:30 pm.

How To reach Kuranda Scenic Railway by Public Transport

  • Spence St N
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - C88
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - C253

Restaurants Near Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Green Ant Cantina (Mexican food served)
  • Hog's Breath Café
  • The Taj Indian Restaurant (Indian food served)

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TripHobo Highlights for Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Address: Cairns Railway Station, Bunda St., CBD, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Contact Number: 61-740369333
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Timing: 08:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Price: 49 AUD
  • Time required to visit Kuranda Scenic Railway: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • 93.59% of people who visit Cairns include Kuranda Scenic Railway in their plan

  • 82.04% of people start their Kuranda Scenic Railway visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kuranda Scenic Railway

Monday, Thursday and Friday

93.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kuranda Scenic Railway

People normally club together Ochre Restaurant and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway while planning their visit to Kuranda Scenic Railway.

People also prefer to start their day with Kuranda Scenic Railway.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns Reviews

  • A really nice station with a great feel. One of the only stations I know of that has tables and chairs on the platform. It also has a very long platform!

  • I visited Cairns Station early Wednesday morning to watch the Savannahlander depart. Well kept station and from what I saw of the check-in, the passengers are in for a great trip.

  • I went on the train a couple of years ago and it was beautiful. Still is a very pleasant and informative trip. Hope of half way and enjoy the view. Must do when visiting Cairns. It goes yo Karanda, another must. Beautiful market atmosphere

  • Absolutely a hype!! Only the train(inside and outside) itself and the history behind its making and the evolution of its development over the years is a good part of the ride but all other things that they claim to make it a number 1 tourist attraction is merely a HYPE. 1) Not worth the price. The railway ride is very slow. And one could still be enjoying that being slow if its really a scenic ride!! But 80% of it, its just like passing thru a forest watching tall trees thats all. 2) Its not really a scenic ride except only barron falls 10 mins stop and one another falls come on way where this train slows down but u cant even see them properly while the train is still on move. Just a glimpse of them. 3) Nothing exciting or worth for couples or young people (self driving up is a better option for couples or friends groups) . Rail ride could only be good for children or elderly ppl to just sit back and not worry to drive. Could still be worth if the tickets were around $20pp. Thats a resonable price for this ride.

  • Office shut most of the time,thereis no staff to assist tourist or people who have enquiry

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