Kuranda Scenic Railway

126-144 Bunda St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

One of the world’s most beautiful train rides, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is also a testament to the pioneers who settled northern Queensland. From 1882 to 1891, they constructed this engineering marvel that passes through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges on its journey from Cairns to Kuranda. The nearly two-hour ascent also courses across rain forests and by stunning waterfalls before arriving at its final destination. Various ticket options are available; the most extravagant features a catered meal spotlighting local dishes and wines, while adventure-minded travelers can choose one that includes a full-day rain-forest safari.

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