4. Go around in the Kuranda Scenic Railway The historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, put on display a spectacular and exciting two-hour journey through Barron Gorge National Park’s rugged mountains, past beautiful teeming waterfalls, over 40 bridges spanning sheer drops and through 15 tunnels. Jump on the Skyrail, at Kuranda for amazing views over the lush rainforest.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a unique and beautiful 1 hour and 55 minute train journey between Cairns and Kuranda with a stopover at Freshwater, that runs in both directions. While travelling in the nostalgic and elegant carriages, you will be treated with great views of the rainforest, mountains, Barron Gorge, the iconic postcard perfect Stoney Creek Falls and views down the ranges into the northern suburbs and green fields of Cairns. Not only are the trains and scenery beautiful, the historic Kuranda and Freshwater stations along the journey are truly stunning pieces of architecture. After taking the Skyrail up to Kuranda, we caught the scenic railway back down to Freshwater station and hopped onto the all included shuttle bus that took us to our car in the Skyrail parking lot. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is another MUST DO while in Far North Queensland.