Part three… This one’s about the old train part of the journey.
Kuranda is a cute little town up in the mountains outside of Cairns, Queensland. It’s a quaint little free-spirit type of place and probably one of the top tourist attractions in the area.
We took the Skyrail (a cable car) up to Kuranda and Kuranda Scenic Railway (cool old train) down the mountain.
This is an account of my day trip in pictures and videos…
Got on the train and took a silly selfie. The benches seat 4 people each and face eachother. The aisle is on the right side of the train because all of the views are on the left side of the train. You don’t have a lot of space so I would recommend paying the extra $50 to upgrade to gold class where you will have your own seat, lots of space, and food and beverage service. Right up until the train started moving I kept telling Jo, “let’s go upgrade!”
We didn’t get to upgrade before the train left the station but eventually the kind train attendant told us there was a really empty car at the back of the train so we got to walk between the cars while the train was moving. That was exciting! And then we had plenty of space.
Not long after departing Kuranda we arrived to Barron Falls. That is the same amazing waterfall we had seen that morning on Skyrail but now from the other side. Spectacular!