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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia

From series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
Year: 19th century.

Located in Australia, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is incredibly dangerous but also fabulously beautiful. It was built at the end of the 19th century. The rail line cuts through the picturesque rainforest of the Barron Reserve. During a trip, passengers have the opportunity to admire the most beautiful exotic plants, mountain scenery and waterfalls, the drops of water from which can even get into an open window.

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia All this natural splendor is very inspiring, but not for those travellers who are afraid of heights. Part of the way, trains pass over the bridge where one can see waterfalls and rocks covered with a bushy shrub, on the one hand and a dizzying cliff, on the other.

The most dangerous Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to the nearby town of Kuranda. Just a few years ago, there was no alternative to the dangerous railroad. Nowadays, many people prefer the railway that passes through the suburbs of Stratford. Such a route is much longer, but is also much safer. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is still the best solution for travellers, it is only 37 kilometres in length. It takes about two hours to bridge the distance. Moving at high speed is prohibited. Next - Georgetown Loop Railroad


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Kuranda Scenic Railway - interactive map


Nearest airports:
 »  Cairns Airport CNS - in 4 km
 »  Townsville Airport TSV - in 279 km

Best hotels near Kuranda Scenic Railway

Flying Monkey Backpackers Cairns

Located in 0 km from Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Rooms: 25
Flying Monkey Hostel Cairns offers air-conditioned dormitories and private rooms. All rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. The spacious, … More: photo, rates and booking
Grosvenor in Cairns

Located in 1 km from Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Grosvenor in Cairns enjoys a peaceful location within easy reach of the city centre and main attractions of Cairns. Benefit from a spacious and fully … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Shangri-la

Located in 2 km from Kuranda Scenic Railway
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Shangri-la Villa is a 7-minute drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway. It is within a 10-minute drive of both Cairns Marlin Marina and the Esplanade … More: photo, rates and booking
First City Caravilla

Located in 3 km from Kuranda Scenic Railway
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First City Caravilla Cairns is only 6 km from the restaurants and bars of Cairns Esplanade. Cairns International Airport is a 15-minute drive away. … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Wallaman Falls
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