Exploring Kuranda – A Must Do When Visiting Cairns

Australia, Cairns Guide (B): Exploring Kuranda – A Must Do When Visiting Cairns

Now we’re getting to the fun stuff! Day 2 of our trip to Cairns was amazing! Now, you might have never heard of the town of Kuranda until now. I certainly hadn’t until I booked this trip…but honestly, this day was just as much fun for me as the Great Barrier Reef (more on that on Monday)! And I was able to bring coffee with me, so it really started well. Haha.

The day began with riding the Scenic Railway from Cairns to Kuranda. The Scenic Railway has an old time train that makes its way up the Macalister Range with breathtaking views of the rainforest and mountains.

It took us nearly an hour from the time we arrived to the time we boarded the train. (The bus had picked us up at our hotel and dropped us at the train station.) So, that gave us plenty of time to also look at the little museum and gift shop at the station and get another coffee! (Yay!)

The journey itself takes about an hour and 45 minutes but is absolutely stunning. The windows are open, so you can even smell the rainforest as you make your way through the mountains. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Kuranda – A Must Do When Visiting Cairns
Guide Location: Australia » Cairns
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Kuranda Scenic Railway   Barron Falls   Koala Gardens   Skyrail Rainforest Cableway  
Author: Lindsey Puls
Read it on author's website: http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/exploring-kuranda-a-must-do-when-visiting-cairns/