The 25th June 2011 marks the 120 year anniversary of the first passenger service on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Ranked 31 in the 150 must-dos in Queensland, this iconic journey has carried hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the world.
Rising from sea level to 328m, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. The award winning journey takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and offers a range of tour options.
The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Dense jungle and cliffs with sheer drops of up to 327 metres presented an enormous challenge for engineers and workers alike. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels, 93 curves, 37 bridges and 75km of track that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway experience is a must-do when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland where you can explore the past and enjoy the present.
Check back shortly to hear about how you can join the celebration of the Kuranda Scenic Railway 120 year anniversary.
For more information, please visit the official Kuranda Scenic Railway website.