Is the Kuranda Scenic Railway worth it?
Is the Kuranda Scenic Railway worth it?
The answer is yes. Even for this frugal traveller, I found it a fun day out. The SkyRail offers some amazing views of Cairns and of the rainforest. It’s a longer ride than I imagined and well worth the money.
Where does the Kuranda train leave from?
Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey makes Kuranda Scenic Railway a must-do experience. This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with Freshwater situated along the line with views of the surrounding mountains.
Is the Kuranda train a steam train?
You have to visit Karanda it is the best place. Travel up on the sky rail and back by the steam train.
Can you drive from Cairns to Kuranda?
Kuranda Village is a short 30-minute drive from both Cairns and Mareeba. The eastern approach from Cairns is a steep incline through the Kuranda range from the suburb of Smithfield. The mountain road twists and turns its way up from Cairns through the thick jungle of World Heritage Rainforest.
How long does the Skyrail take from Kuranda?
Allow 1 ½ hours to complete a Kuranda Scenic Railway Journey.
Are there toilets on the Kuranda train?
Yes, there are toilets on every carriage.
How long does Kuranda Scenic Railway take?
1 ½ hours
When does the Kuranda Scenic Railway depart and how long does it take? Allow 1 ½ hours to complete a Kuranda Scenic Railway Journey.
Where does Kuranda railway start?
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is the name for the railway line that runs from the coastal city of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, over the Great Dividing Range to the town of Kuranda on the Atherton Tableland.
How long does the Kuranda Scenic Railway take?
Allow 1 ½ hours to complete a Kuranda Scenic Railway Journey. There are two morning departures (8:55am and 9:55am from Freshwater Railway Station to Kuranda Railway Station) and two afternoon departures (2:00pm and 3:30pm from Kuranda Railway Station to Freshwater Railway Station and Cairns Central Railway Station).
Is Kuranda Scenic Railway Open?
The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates daily all year, except Christmas Day.
How long should you spend in Kuranda?
Most visitors spend three hours in Kuranda. It is possible to opt for no time, up to five hours free time. We suggest three hours. This gives you enough time to have a good look around and have some lunch.
How long is the Kuranda Scenic Railway?
A 37 kilometre rail journey onboard authentic vintage carriages through the Barron Gorge National Park (World Heritage-listed rainforest – The Wet Tropics) from Cairns to Kuranda, village in the rainforest. The track rises 327 metres above sea level with the steepest gradient being 1:50.
What is the Kuranda Scenic Railway?
The Original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda.
Should I start with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Kuranda Scenic Railway?
You can start with either Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Kuranda Scenic Railway and either experience is equally enjoyable. Please note: Kuranda Scenic Railway morning departures are only available from Freshwater Railway Station, not Cairns Central Railway Station.
How do I get from Cairns to Kuranda rainforest railway?
Depart Cairns or Freshwater Railway Station on Kuranda Rainforest Cableway at 12.30pm or 2.30pm for Cairns, or 1.30pm or 3.00pm for Freshwater Railway Station. Includes transfer back to Cairns or Freshwater Railway Stations from the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal.
How do I get to Kuranda?
Rising from sea level to 328m, the journey to Kuranda winds its way through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, past beautiful and spectacular waterfalls and into the awesome Barron Gorge. Only minutes away from Barron Falls the train journey comes to an end at beautiful Kuranda Station.