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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  • Having a trip on an historic train is always something special. The trip itself has some nice spots to take pictures and is well organized. Best if combined with the skyrail gondola  more »
  • We boarded the railway at Freshwater Station and took it up to Kuranda and we took the Skyrail down. A number of things you should know prior to boarding and purchasing your tickets. Definitely...  more »

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