Kuranda Scenic Railway

Tour Code: 174

Prices From

au$50

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$25.00
Family: au$125.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Kuranda’s Scenic Railway is an ideal way to discover the World Heritage rainforest on Cairns doorstep. A treat for all the family as well as train enthusiasts and nature lovers, this railway follows the old mining tracks built in 1891, winding its way through the Macalister Range’s rugged mountains.

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Highlights

  • The largest butterfly in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s largest moth can be seen in Kuranda at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary as well as the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly.
  • If you want to watch the live venom milking at the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda which happens at 1pm daily, it’s advisable to call ahead to confirm.

Perfect Selfie

  • Barron Falls is a particular standout  though a choice of great views and photo opportunities await as the train travels 328 metres above sea level. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Travel in Style

Your world-best travel experience begins with your stylish carriage. In the Heritage Class you will marvel at the refurbished original carriages which are beautifully crafted from lovely red wood. Being over 100 years old they offer a unique experience that the whole family will enjoy. Water stations and toilets in the carriages add to passenger and family comfort.  

And to further appreciate the history, fascinating photos depict the development of the railway. You’ll be amazed at this incredible construction feat, how the railway was constructed against all odds!

Read More

Included In Price

  • One Way or Return ticket on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Free Wifi at Freshwater Station and Kuranda Station
  • Water stations and toilets located in the carriages
  • During the hot summer months, chilled refresher towels are provided for customer comfort
  • Overhead audio commentary; and souvenir companion guide available in 9 languages
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns Station at 8:30am or 9:30am Daily
  • Freshwater Station at 8.55am or 9.55am Daily
Departure Instructions
  • Departs Cairns Central Station at 8.30am or 9.30am daily.
  • Departs Freshwater Station at 8.55am or 9.55am daily.
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Cairns
  • Freshwater station
  • Barron Falls
  • Kuranda
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Full day experience approximately 7 hours
Train journey is 2 hours

What to Bring
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Jacket (can be cooler in Kuranda)
  • Camera
  • Bottle of water
Available for Purchase / Hire

Gold Class Upgrade (only available on the 9.30am train to Kuranda and the 3.30pm return trip to Cairns).

Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Adults rates are for over 14 years (ie 15 years and above); Children’s rates are for 4-14 years.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family rates available. Second child travels free when travelling with two adults.
  • Infants (0-3 years) travel free but need to be booked to ensure a ticket/seat is issued.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.

No refund if cancellation is made within 24 hours of travel

Additional Information

Kuranda Scenic Railway Departures are available from Freshwater Station at 8.55am and 9.55am. If you require your journey to start at Freshwater, please mention this on the booking form.

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility
Boarding Access

Wheelchair compliant ramps at all stations (Cairns,Wheelchair lifts onto train carriage at Freshwater and Kuranda stations (not needed at Cairns as train level with platform).

Onboard Access

Maximum 4 dedicated wheelchair areas on each train located in central carriages.

No access onto the Barron Falls platform.

1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations.

Visually Impaired Notes

Low

Hearing Impaired Information

Fair

Facilities

Disabled Parking available at Cairns and Freshwater Stations.

1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations.

Additional Information

Carer travels free, presentation of companion card required.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Janet H

Reviewed on July 21, 2018

Train to Kuranda was wonderful. Informative, wonderful views and a great experience

Kuranda’s Scenic Railway is an ideal way to discover the World Heritage rainforest on Cairns doorstep. A treat for all the family as well as train enthusiasts and nature lovers, this railway follows the old mining tracks built in 1891, winding its way through the Macalister Range’s rugged mountains.

Read More

Highlights

  • The largest butterfly in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s largest moth can be seen in Kuranda at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary as well as the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly.
  • If you want to watch the live venom milking at the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda which happens at 1pm daily, it’s advisable to call ahead to confirm.

Perfect Selfie

  • Barron Falls is a particular standout  though a choice of great views and photo opportunities await as the train travels 328 metres above sea level. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Travel in Style

Your world-best travel experience begins with your stylish carriage. In the Heritage Class you will marvel at the refurbished original carriages which are beautifully crafted from lovely red wood. Being over 100 years old they offer a unique experience that the whole family will enjoy. Water stations and toilets in the carriages add to passenger and family comfort.  

And to further appreciate the history, fascinating photos depict the development of the railway. You’ll be amazed at this incredible construction feat, how the railway was constructed against all odds!

Read More

Included In Price

  • One Way or Return ticket on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Free Wifi at Freshwater Station and Kuranda Station
  • Water stations and toilets located in the carriages
  • During the hot summer months, chilled refresher towels are provided for customer comfort
  • Overhead audio commentary; and souvenir companion guide available in 9 languages
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns Station at 8:30am or 9:30am Daily
  • Freshwater Station at 8.55am or 9.55am Daily
Departure Instructions
  • Departs Cairns Central Station at 8.30am or 9.30am daily.
  • Departs Freshwater Station at 8.55am or 9.55am daily.
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Cairns
  • Freshwater station
  • Barron Falls
  • Kuranda
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Full day experience approximately 7 hours
Train journey is 2 hours

What to Bring
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Jacket (can be cooler in Kuranda)
  • Camera
  • Bottle of water
Available for Purchase / Hire

Gold Class Upgrade (only available on the 9.30am train to Kuranda and the 3.30pm return trip to Cairns).

Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Adults rates are for over 14 years (ie 15 years and above); Children’s rates are for 4-14 years.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family rates available. Second child travels free when travelling with two adults.
  • Infants (0-3 years) travel free but need to be booked to ensure a ticket/seat is issued.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.

No refund if cancellation is made within 24 hours of travel

Additional Information

Kuranda Scenic Railway Departures are available from Freshwater Station at 8.55am and 9.55am. If you require your journey to start at Freshwater, please mention this on the booking form.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Janet H

Reviewed on July 21, 2018

Train to Kuranda was wonderful. Informative, wonderful views and a great experience

Tour Code: 174

Prices From

au$50

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$25.00
Family: au$125.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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