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. The journey to Kuranda takes approximately 2 hours, which includes a 10-minute stop at the spectacular Barron Falls Station for a bird’s eye view of the Barron Falls. Passing through 15 hand carved tunnels, 37 bridges, spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge.

Choose from Heritage or Gold Class travel to discover this famous railway journey. Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey is what makes Kuranda Scenic Railway such a must-do experience.

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates daily all year, except Christmas Day.

To Kuranda Timetable

  • Depart Cairns station 8.30am & 9.30am
  • Depart Freshwater station 8.55am & 9.55am*
  • Arrive Kuranda 10.25am & 11.25am

From Kuranda Timetable

  • Depart Kuranda 2.00pm & 3.30pm*
  • Arrive Freshwater 3.32pm & 5.02pm
  • Arrive Cairns 3.55pm & 5.25pm

*Gold Class is available on selected departures

Discover the warm ambience of 100-year-old carriages with individual lounge-style chairs and dedicated host service. Your Gold Class journey includes morning or afternoon tea featuring a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager as well as a complimentary gift pack.

This 127-year-old railway is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude even today. The railway is now Heritage Listed and a National Engineering Landmark. The Kuranda Station is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world! The heritage-listed buildings blend with the tropical surrounds providing a relaxed environment to enjoy. The Kuranda Railway Tea Rooms at the station offer a great range of souvenirs and refreshments.

Bookings are highly recommended.

Planned Maintenance Closures

Throughout the years Schedules may occasionally vary due to weather or track maintenance demands. Kuranda Scenic Railway have planned maintenance closures, the details of which are provided on their website www.ksr.com.au

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