About 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 the world’s great railway journeys.
Cairns Railway station, with its dedicated platform, is situated in the heart of Cairns a short walk from CBD. It is centrally located and within easy walking distance of most city accommodations. If you are driving, we offer free parking at Cairns Central Shopping Centre next door to the station.
The original Cairns station was located closer to the waterfront and is now attached to the city's largest shopping centre Cairns Central. The current station was opened by the Minister for Transport Vaughan Johnson on 7 May 1996, adjacent to the previous station that opened in August 1955. It was built as part of the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
Some original services that passed through Cairns station was the Sunshine Express in the early 1900's as well as for goods and service such as coal, cement and sugar cane.