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Kuranda Scenic Railways in Cairns

The Kuranda Scenic Railways is one of the world’s most spectacular journeys passing by the beautiful tropical paradise wrapped by rugged mountains, steep ravines and breathtaking picturesque waterfalls.

This beautiful tropical paradise is the home to more than 800 different types of rainforest trees, 1,200 variety of flowering plants, colorful and attractive orchids, exotic palms, strangler figs and hundreds of species of unique animals that dwell in this dense rainforest. The Kuranda Scenic Railways original and renowned railway winds its way almost 2 hours from Cairns to Kuranda, the oldest village located in the rainforest.

The journey will have an English commentary, highlighting the important details along the way. All passengers will receive souvenir card with information in the history of the railway construction. And also, a route map of the railway and the map of Kuranda.

If you want to have a stop over whilst of your way, Freshwater connection is a station situated in the middle area of Cairns and Kuranda. It offers a stunning view of the surrounding mountains, a railway museum, pioneer cottages, restaurants and theatrette.

This will be an unforgettable journey going around the natural wonders of this million years old protected rainforest. It is one of the best reasons why you should visit Cairns.

There will be a famous food festival in Palm Cove located just the upper North part of Kurinda that your family or friends will sure enjoy taking part of.

If you need a group transportation heading to Cairns, will be your ideal partner for your group transport needs. Coach Hire can provide you and your group a low cost bus hire that you will be sure to enjoy the benefits of having comfortable and private travel getting to and back to Cairns.


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History of Kuranda Railways

The historical facts of Kuranda Scenic Railways construction:

In March 1882

In March 1884

In September 1885

In May 1886

In November 1886

In January 1887

In January 1887

In April 1888

In 1888 to 1889

In April 1890

In August 1890

In May 1891

In June 1891

In 1915

Whilst you're near to the city of Cairns, why not taste some of the the famous wines they offer.


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Kuranda Tours Packages

To those who are interested in Kuranda tour packages. They have great range of alternative for you to choose from:

Kuranda Classic Package – Go aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, explore and discover the village of Kuranda, and watch the rainforest with a bird's eye view by riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda Rainforest Package – Discover the rainforest aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, get down and explore the middle area of the rainforest and then soar above the canopy by taking the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda Dreamtime Package – Take a journey aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway, then visit to learn some of the history and local traditions of the Aboriginal Tjapukai, and see the top view of rainforest riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Kuranda Wildlife Package – A journey aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, then discover the wildlife by taking a tour at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens for more variety of animals.

Kuranda Express Package – Discover the tropical rainforest aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

You can also treat your family and friends for fine dining in Cairns and have a combined experience throughout the trip.


Kuranda Fares and Class Options

For fares and class options of Kuranda Scenic Railway.

The Heritage Class – The original carriage sections still use the authentic timber which are more than a century years old. These carriages offers an old world charm while travelling.

The Gold Class – This offers customers a premium experience, a little bit of luxury service and extra comfort to have the most memorable experience.

The Royale Class – Is the ideal class for large groups with the minimum of 15 customers. You will be in the refurbished carriages with an available refreshment service served by an exclusive hostess while enroute to the destinations.

You may also want to watch your favourite teams playing live in the stadiums of Cairns, for an extra unique experience on your trip. can bring you in all of these destinations safely and comfortably. If you would require a coach hire instead, our low–cost coach charter for hire is available to provide a service as well. Contact CoachHire to book transportation needs or get a FREE quotation today.

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