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Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is world-renowned for the remarkable journey it makes through the World Heritage-listed rainforest between tropical Cairns and the mountain village of Kuranda.

You’ll pass high above rivers and gorges close to ancient waterfalls on a railway line that is a true feat of modern engineering.

There are many attractions to visit at Kuranda including Rainforestation, Bird World, the Koala Gardens Wildlife Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

To find out more, including timetable, fare and booking enquiries please visit the official Kuranda Scenic Railway website (new window).


Experience the remote outback most visitors never see with a half day journey on Gulflander.

As you travel between Normanton and Croydon, you’ll see the landscape change from wetlands teeming with wildlife to vast tracts of grasslands and arid Savannah country.

Affectionately known as the “Old Tin Hare”, the award-winning Gulflander provides expert commentary about the history of this fascinating region as the train takes you “from nowhere to nowhere”.

To find out more, including timetable, fare and booking enquiries please visit the official Gulflander website (new window).


Savannahlander content

The Savannahlander is a classic 1960s Rail Motor which travels through the remote heart of Queensland’s Gulf country between Cairns and Forsayth. Passengers are transported up the scenic Kuranda Railway, through World Heritage Listed rainforests, then through the savannah to outback Australia.

This grand old train reflects the pace and grace of a bygone era, offering a unique travel experience.

To find out more, please email  the Queensland Rail Cairns Travel centre or call (07) 4036 9250.


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