Kuranda Railway is visiting Kuranda Village and Rainforestation.

This Kuranda Railway tour operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Start our day at 7:45 am and concludes at 5:00 pm.  The tour includes the train journey and visits the famous Rainforestation Nature Park and Kuranda Markets.

Kuranda Railway

To begin with, we start with pick up from accommodation, and next,  we will drop you off at the Cairns Central Railway Station for your train journey to Kuranda.

History of the Kuranda Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Second, relax on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and enjoy the historic railway dating back to 1886.

Kuranda railway was constructed to climb from sea level 328 metres up the Macalister Range.  The train travels through 15 handmade tunnels and over 37 bridges before arriving in Kuranda Village.

The Kuranda railway was constructed to reach the goldfields and to access the valuable timbers from the Barron Gorge.

How long is the train ride?

Kuranda Railway is 37 kilometres from Cairns to Kuranda.  Along the way, the Kuranda train travels through local Cairns suburbs, including Stratford, Freshwater and Redlynch, before climbing up the Macalister Range to Kuranda.

Along the way, the Kuranda Train stop at Barron Falls because of the incredible views and some excellent photo opportunities.

This Kuranda Train journey takes one hour and fifty-five minutes each way.


Next, we visit the number one attraction in Kuranda Rainforestation.  There will be time to explore the Rainforest on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck.

Koala and Wildlife Park

The Koala and Wildlife Park is a beautiful park for guests to get up close and personal with Australia’s best and cutest wildlife.

While you are visiting the park, you can have a cuddle with a koala.  After this, you can also see wombats and Wallabies.

Further on, you will see Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles, the endangered Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo and a cassowary.

You can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies during your visit on a wildlife-keeper-guided tour and fantastic photo opportunities.

Aboriginal Cultural Experience

While at Rainforestation, don’t miss the world-famous  Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and learn about authentic Indigenous Culture.

Afterwards, experience the Dreamtime Walk and learn about didgeridoo, spear-throwing presentation, and how to throw a boomerang.

Kuranda Markets

After that, take the shuttle into Kuranda Village.  With time explore the World famous Kuranda markets.

Additionally, you can discover local artists, delicious fresh snacks, a wide range of souvenirs and Aboriginal Artefacts.

Our day concludes by travelling on the Kuranda Range to Cairns on a 100% electric coach.

Finally, we will drop you off at your accommodation at approximately 5 pm after a fantastic fun day.

Next, see more fantastic Cairns Tours.

  • Kuranda – The Village in the Rainforest
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
    • Army Duck and Tropical Fruit Orchard Tour
    • Koala and Wildlife Park
    • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Kuranda Scenic Train
  • 8:40 am Pickup from your Cairns accommodation
  • 9:15 am – Arrive at Rainforestation Nature park
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Transfer from Rainforestation to Kuranda Village
  • 3:15 pm – Check-in at Kuranda Railway Station
  • 3:30 pm – Kuranda Scenic Railway departs
  • 5:15 pm – Coach Transfer back to your Cairns City Hotel.
  • Entry to Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • One-Way travel on Kuranda Scenic Train
  • Return Hotel Transfers


Upgrade your Kuranda Scenic Train to include a Gold Class Ticket.

We suggest to bring the following:

    • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water bottle
    • Cash/credit cards
    • Camera

Hotel Pickup and Dropoff are included.

The Rainforestation Nature Park and Kuranda Train are Wheelchair friendly. Please let us know at the time of booking if any mobility assistance is required.

While the Kuranda Village is quite small, there is a lot of walking involved. The main street is slightly inclined. A low-moderate level of fitness will be able to move around with ease.

Due to COVID-19 some stallholders, markets and attractions in Kuranda Village may be closed. At present, the markets are closed on Monday through to Wednesday, however, are open for Public Holidays that fall on a Monday.


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