Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Route: Cairns - Kuranda
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Distance: 34 kilometres
  • Frequency: Two times daily
  • Special needs: Wheelchair access, Dietary needs

About the Kuranda Scenic Railway

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the Barron Gorge National Park.

Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland.

This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. At Kuranda, you'll discover a variety of unique attractions, including the bustling Village markets, the internationally renowned Rainforestation, Bird World, and the colourful Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

A must-do for visitors to Cairns and North Queensland.

Queensland Rail can assist you to plan and book a great holiday experience including the Kuranda Scenic Railway. However, if you would like to find out more, please visit their web site at  Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Past travellers on the Kuranda Scenic Railway

"We were extremely impressed with this tourist attraction. It would have to be one of the best we have ever been on. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting TNQ."
- (Tamworth, Australia)

Photo of Kuranda train in the hills Photo of the historic station at Kuranda Photo of passangers at a waterfall

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Queensland Rail

Reservation enquiries

Within Australia: 07 4036 9333
International: +61 7 4036 9333


Online bookings for the Kuranda Scenic Railway

Bookings for the Kuranda Scenic Railway can be made at the Kuranda Scenic Railway website.

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Online bookings are fully secure.

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