Train Travel

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of th...

Savannahlander

Savannahlander

The Savannahlander is an outback train journey which begins in Cairns, Australia. It is one of the great rail experiences of the world as it rattles its way from the coast, up the scenic Kuranda Range (the Kuranda scenic railway) including stops at Barron Falls and Stoney Creek, through World Herita...

Queensland Rail Travel

Kuranda Scenic Railway is the original scenic rail journey to Kuranda. This spectacular experience travels over bridges and through tunnels hand-made by North Queensland’s pioneers over 100 years ago. Traversing the World Heritage listed rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park this is one of th...

About Train Travel For Cairns

Rail Holidays
There is something wonderfully novel about travelling by train that brings a youthful smile to any face. Far North Queensland is home to some very special rail routes, and chances are you'll soon fall in love with these unique historical highways. Travelling between the pioneering towns of Normanton and Croydon the Gulflander, constructed between 1888 and 1891, is more like an adventure than a train ride.

Another famous railway which recently celebrated its centenary is the Kuranda Scenic Railway - a picture postcard image of which has defined the region for many years.

The 'final journey to the last frontier', the Savannahlander, operates between the remote townships of Mount Surprise and Forsayth, weaving through the remote towns and open plains of the Gulf Savannah.