Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns

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Kuranda Scenic Railway goes along the edge of the cliff most of the way, giving you a chance to see parrots, kangaroos, and koalas from a close distance. Originally built to connect the once bustling river port with the rich gold fields, the railway is now a tourist icon and a working tribute to the early pioneers. As you take in the brown savannah landscape, listen to the onboard staff tell amusing stories about the region's rich past. Plan your Kuranda Scenic Railway visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cairns using our Cairns online travel planner.
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  • The leisurely historic train journey from Kuranda back to Cairns was great with many photo opportunities. Definitely an engineering marvel for the time. The Skyrail at the start of the day up to...  more »
  • Amazing trip, loved the history of the track and carriages . We were lucky we had a sparse cabin due to Covid and this made the journey very pleasant.  more »
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