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Kuranda Scenic Train to Kuranda Optional Return Train

Kuranda Scenic Train to Kuranda Optional Return Train

Train to Kuranda and optional train return from Kuranda.This has to be one of the most scenic, historic and dramatic rail journeys in the world. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is the perfect way to explore the rainforest on Cairns doorstep. This rail journey will appeal to history buffs, nature lovers, train enthusiasts and families alike. The Kuranda Scenic railway follows the old mining tracks built in 1891 and then winds its way through the rugged mountain landscape of the Macalister Range. You will be sitting in the original carriages, whilst being pulled by a 1960’s, 1720 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive. This is a unique way to view the amazingly picturesque rainforest, gorges and waterfalls of the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge. In Kuranda there are a variety of activities you can enjoy from visiting the famous market, to a river rainforest tour, to a butterfly sanctuary or the unique venom zoo. Your amazing rail journey will take you through 15 tunnels, traverse 98 curves and cross 40 bridges, all with a stunning view of the valleys below. Overhead audio provides a running commentary on the harsh life and hazardous work that the rail workers had to endure and the construction methods they used and the history of the railway. There is something on this day that will excite and interest everyone, whatever age, whether for families, children or adults.

TODAY'S RATES FROM $50.00 Price is per adult
and includes all levies, fees & taxes
Child $25.00
Family $125.00 Check My Price Now Ask Questions

Wheelchair access available Caters for visual impairments Caters for the hearing impaired


Speak to our Specialist Tour consultant about transport to and from the Railway stations or if you would like to book any tours or activities to ensure that you make the most of the time you have when you visit Kuranda.

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2017 - 2018

1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Heritage Class (one-way) Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$50.00 $25.00 $125.00
Heritage Class (return) Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$76.00 $38.00 $190.00
Gold Class (one-way) Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$99.00 $74.00 $321.00
Gold Class (return) Check My Price Check My Price
Child Family
$174.00 $136.00 $582.00

Information for Disabled Travellers

Kuranda Scenic Railway Disability Summary

Station Locations: Cairns City, Freshwater and Kuranda Village

Wheelchair accessibility: Good


  • 1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations.
  • Wheelchair compliant ramps at all stations.
  • Wheelchair lifts onto train carriage at Freshwater and Kuranda stations, (not needed at Cairns as train level with platform).
  • Maximum 4 dedicated wheelchair areas on each train located in central carriages.


  • See the following Birdworld Kuranda, Koala Gardens, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforest Station Nature Park.
  • No access onto the Barron Falls platform.


  • Must be able to negotiate 2 – 3 steps (dependant on vehicle utilised)
  • Wheelchair must be collapsible.
  • Disabled Parking available at Cairns and Freshwater Stations.

Visually Impaired

  • Information in braille at Cairns Station.
  • Audio commentary during train journey.

Hearing Impaired

  • Visual information provided.

Carer’s Rates

  • Carer travels free, presentation of companion card required.

Wheelchair Access



Caters for Visually Impaired

Yes - see information


Caters for Hearing Impaired

Yes - see information

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