Kuranda Scenic Rail
Rounding a bend into a tunnel.
|This historic railway was built in response to a prolonged wet
season in 1882. Boggy roads left miners without supplies and on the verge of famine. The
line runs from Cairns to Kuranda through a rugged terrain, and much of the construction
was done by hand. It opened in 1891.
The ride takes you past sugar cane
fields and waterfalls, through tunnels, and into the picturesque town of Kuranda.
Once in Kuranda you can take rainforest
tours, shop for local crafts, or visit a pub.
The falls from a more distant angle.
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