Kuranda Scenic Railway Australia, Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is the name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda. The tourist railway snakes its way up the Macalister Range and is no longer used for regular commuter services, but instead operates as a travel and tourist service, operating every day of the year, except Christmas Day. It passes through the suburbs of Stratford, Freshwater (stopping at Freshwater Station) and Redlynch before reaching Kuranda. The line is used for some freight services and other passenger services, such as The Savannahlander.

The railway is 37 km (23 mi) in length. It takes about one hour and 55 minutes to climb one way including the stop off at the falls.