on July 6, 2005
This scenic and historic railway winds its way through Cairns up to the remote rainforest town of Kuranda. Along the way, passengers listen to audio telling of the history and engineering and construction feats required to design and build this railway in the late 1880s. Experience breathtaking views of Stoney Creek Falls and Barron Falls as well as enjoy the lush foliage of the rainforest. There is one stop midway to photograph Barron Falls and stretch your legs, although when we were there, a drought had reduced Barron Falls to a mere trickle of its former self. We purchased a tour package that provided transportation from Port Douglas to the Freshwater Station of the railroad, allowed several hours for sightseeing in Kuranda, provided Skyrail tickets back down to Cairns, and then drove us back to Port Douglas. Very enjoyable! We would recommend the train-ride up to Kuranda and the Sky-rail back down although you have the option to purchase transportation in any combination you choose.
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