Kuranda is famous for the the scenic railway that winds its way up to the town. For many years the railway was the only access to the “village in the rainforest” but there’s a highway and the Skyrail cable car these days.

The Savannahlander travels up the Kuranda scenic railway every Wednesday morning. After a stop at Stoney Creek falls and Barron Falls all passengers have the opportunity to hop off at Kuranda railway station to take a quick look at the famous gardens. On the way back to Cairns on Saturday there’s another stop at the station for a look.

If you’re short on time and would like to avoid the crowds of Queensland Rail’s Kuranda Scenic Railway service then you can catch the Savannahlander up to Kuranda on a Wednesday morning and catch the bus, QR train or Skyrail back. Alternatively, you might like to catch the train to Mareeba on our Barron River Rover trip and then hop on the bus back to Cairns or Kuranda. The section of the railway line between Kuranda and Mareeba is quite pretty and well worth the trip. You can also catch the Savannahlander back down the Kuranda range on Saturday afternoon.