Kuranda Scenic RailwayCurrently 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
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.
- 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.
- Departure (from Cairns): 8:30 am & 9:30 am.
- Arrival (at Cairns): 2:00 pm & 3:30 pm.
- Spence St N
- Cairns Central Shopping Centre - C88
- Cairns Central Shopping Centre - C253
- Green Ant Cantina (Mexican food served)
- Hog's Breath Café
- The Taj Indian Restaurant (Indian food served)
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93.3% of people who visit Cairns include Kuranda Scenic Railway in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
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
93.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kuranda Scenic Railway
This historic train huffs and puffs up the mountain for a pleasant ride to Kuranda. The train is very clean and stops at a waterfall lookout. The train seems to hold about 400-500 people. The Gold Car has more comfy chairs and food & beverage service but likely costs a lot more. Well worth the money to get to Kuranda (better than driving). Tip: There seems to be assigned seating. If you can arrange it, try to face forward towards the front of the train. It's better to see where you're heading than where you've been.
My husband having a disability and needing wheel chair access was absolutley no problem for all the wonderful staff. They made him feel welcome from the hello. THANKYOU to the young man who assisted with the lifts to the lovely ticket staff who changed our booking to make it easier for us. What can I say, totally worthwhile and beautiful trip.
Catch the Spirit of Queensland here (the best train in Australia) and also the Kuranda Scenic.
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.