The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is an iconic experience of Tropical North Queensland.

This famous railway winds its way from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. For over one hundred years, guests aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway have been treated to a spectacular journey with unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls.

With twice daily return services providing capacity for over two thousand guests, Kuranda Scenic Railway is an ideal shore experience or land program inclusion for cruise visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas.

For discerning guests, we also offer a premium Gold Class experience that adds a little luxury to this historic and timeless journey.

Guests will enjoy exclusive limited seating in a Gold Class carriage where a dedicated attendant will serve a selection of refreshing beverages and appetisers.

For larger groups we are able to offer Royale service which includes seating in Heritage carriages, glass of sparkling wine and locally grown macadamia nuts.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is proudly owned and operated by Queensland Rail which offers an exciting and unique range of rail experiences across the spectacular landscapes of Queensland.


PO Box 930
Cairns QLD 4870

Ivana Andacic-Tong
+ 61 7 4036 9222
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