Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns is surrounded by a natural wonderland – the world famous Great Barrier Reef on one side and the equally beautiful lush rainforest hinterland on the other. If you can tear yourself away from the under-water attractions, you’ll be rewarded with what’s sure to be one of the world’s most beautiful rainforest experiences. Take an air-conditioned coach ride to Aboriginal town, Kuranda ‘the village in the rainforest’, located on the eastern tip of the Atherton Tableland. Here you can enjoy free time, shop for souvenirs or purchase a snack or lunch at one of the many cafes before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey through the mountains. Constructed over 100 years ago, the railway travels down the mountain, through tunnels and over bridges with sheer cliff faces and panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Cairns in the distance. Take in Barron Gorge and the breath-taking Barron and Stoney Creek Falls along the way. Once the tour is over you’ll head back to the cruise ship in awe of this beautiful country. Special Notes: To make sure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please ensure you wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $125.99
    Children (12 & under) from $89.99


Many shots can be taken from the train of the fantastic panoramic views of the Barron Gorge and out to Green Island. The train stops at the Barron Falls Lookout for a few minutes for more great photo opportunities.
Light refreshments may be purchased (own expense) from Kuranda Village. Please make your choice prompt as time is limited.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water. Guests must be able to board the coach and train unassisted and sit in a coach seat and train bench seat. Guests who suffer from vertigo or related conditions should consider carefully before committing to this tour. The sequence of the tour may vary. Don’t forget additional cash and/or credit cards for your time in Kuranda township.

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