Kuranda Scenic Rail | Heritage Class | One Way

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Book a one-way journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Cairns Central Station to Kuranda Village | 8:30am or 9:30am
Freshwater Connection to Kuranda Village | 8:50am or 9:50am
Kuranda Station to Cairns Central Station via Freshwater Connection | 2pm or 3:30pm

Kuranda Scenic Rail 

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Frequency: Two times daily 
  • Length: 37 km (23 miles)
  • Features: 15 tunnels, 98 curves, 55 bridges
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Kuranda Village Elevation: 380 metres

Kuranda Scenic Rail Timetable

From Cairns Central Station: 8:30am, 9:30am
Cairns Railway station is situated in the heart of Cairns a short walk from most CBD hotels.  If you have a car it is possible to have free parking for the day at Cairns Central.  Please bring your parking ticket with you at boarding so that Queensland Rail can validate it. 

From Freshwater Station: 8:50am, 9:50am
Situated in the nearby suburb of Freshwater, visitors can enjoy a hearty breakfast in authentic antique railway carriages.  The Station also includes a railway museum, pioneer cottage, gift shop, and can be hired for a unique function venue.  Freshwater Station is the preferred departure point as it has character.  There is plenty of free parking here. 

From Kuranda Station: 2pm, 3:30pm
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.

Special Child & Family rates
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

  • Infants (3 Years & Under) travel free
  • Children (4 - 14 years) up to 50% off
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 1 Child travels free

Kuranda Scenic Rail Journey
Discover the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway, a remarkable 90-minute journey from Cairns to the picturesque village of Kuranda. Experience breathtaking views of dense rainforests, steep ravines, and stunning waterfalls along the way.

The railway offers morning departures from both Cairns Railway Station and Freshwater Connection to Kuranda, with afternoon journeys back to Cairns from Kuranda Station. Enjoy insightful commentary throughout the trip, providing historical insights into the railway's construction. Each passenger receives a commentary companion with additional information and maps.

Wheelchair Access

  • Wheel chair access at all stations
  • Wheel chair Ramp at Cairns station
  • Wheel chair lift at Freshwater & Kuranda stations
  • When booking please advise you require wheelchair access, so that we are able to provide the appropriate assistance.