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*Kuranda Scenic Railway

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Heritage Class - One Way Ticket $50.00 $25.00 N/A $125.00 N/A
Heritage Class - Return Ticket $76.00 $38.00 N/A $190.00 N/A
Gold Class - One Way $99.00 $74.00 N/A $321.00 N/A
Gold Class - Return $174.00 $136.00 N/A $582.00 N/A
Return Ticket - One Way Heritage and One Way Gold Class $125.00 $87.00 N/A $386.00 N/A

Prices valid to 31.03.2024

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Travel one of the world's great railway journeys, aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway. Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way up the mountain  from Cairns to Kuranda, a quaint village in the rainforest.

The Kuranda Scenic Railway can be joined at Cairns Railway Station or Freshwater Connection for morning departures to Kuranda. The 1.5-2 hour journey includes onboard commentary, and all passengers receive a souvenir Z-card depicting the history of the railways construction and a map of Kuranda and the journey.

Departure Times:

Cairns: 8.30am / Freshwater Station 8.50am


Cairns: 9.30am / Freshwater Station 9.50am

Kuranda: 2.00pm & 3.30pm


Heritage Class 

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class carriages offer the old-world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, some of which are up to 100 years old.

Experience your scenic journey in the refurbished original red-wooden heritage carriages. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and numerous photographic opportunities as you travel through World Heritage-listed rainforest.

​KSR Heritage Class inclusions:

  • Souvenir trip guide available in 9 languages
  • Seated in refurbished Heritage carriages
  • Historical carriage décor
  • Audio commentary
  • Disembark at Barron Falls station, with stunning views of Barron Falls
  • Chilled refresher towel in summer months
  • Filtered water available in each carriage


Gold Class

Gold Class provides a premium experience on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. It offers customers wanting that extra comfort and little bit of luxury, a most memorable experience.

Experience your scenic journey in the splendour of KSR Gold Class. Take pleasure in the luxury and heritage of hand crafted Victorian inspired decor and club class lounge seating.

Enjoy a drink and dine on locally produced delicacies brought to you by your dedicated Gold Class Attendant.

Gold Class offered on the following services only:

  • 9.50am departure from Freshwater station to Kuranda
  • 3.30pm departure from Kuranda to Freshwater
  • Please Note: No Gold Class service is offered between Cairns and Freshwater Station. All customers are welcome to commence or end their journey at Cairns Station.


KSR Gold Class inclusions:

  • Dedicated attendant service
  • Individual seating, lounge-style chairs
  • Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard
  • Souvenir trip guide
  • Stop and disembark at Barron Falls station, with stunning views of Barron Falls
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea featuring a selection of Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango ​treat), freshly baked muffins, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager
  • Welcome tropical mocktails served in the pavillion area, 20 minutes prior to the arrival of the train when boarding at Freshwater Station in the morning
  • Welcome drinks served onboard the train, 20 minutes prior to departure, when boarding at Kuranda Station in the afternoon





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