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  •  Kuranda Scenic Railway Return Ticket - Heritage Class

Kuranda Scenic Railway Return Ticket - Heritage Class

  • Cairns
  • English, Mobile APP
  • Each direction: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Heritage class return ticket - Choose one (1) from two (2) departure points (Cairns or Freshwater)
  • 2. Souvenir trip guide
  • 3. Seated in refurbished Heritage carriages
  • 4. Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • 5. Audio commentary
  • 6. Stop and disembark at Barron Falls station, with stunning views of Barron Falls
  • 7. Chilled refresher towel (in summer months)
  • 8. Filtered water available in each carriage
From AUD
$38.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Heritage class return ticket - Choose one (1) from two (2) departure points (Cairns or Freshwater)
  • 2. Souvenir trip guide
  • 3. Seated in refurbished Heritage carriages
  • 4. Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • 5. Audio commentary
  • 6. Stop and disembark at Barron Falls station, with stunning views of Barron Falls
  • 7. Chilled refresher towel (in summer months)
  • 8. Filtered water available in each carriage

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to rides / shows / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns
Depature point 【Covid Timetable】
● Departs: Saturday 13 June 2020, Sunday 14 June 2020, Saturday 20 June 2020, Sunday 21 June 2020

Option 1 - From Cairns to Kuranda
● Departure Point: Cairns Railway Station (Address: Bunda St, Cairns QLD 4870)
● Departure Time^: 09:30
● Arrives Kuranda at approximately 11:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.

Option 2 - From Freshwater to Kuranda
● Departure Point: Freshwater Railway Station (Address: Barron QLD 4878)
● Departure Time^: 09:55
● Arrives Kuranda at approximately 11:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.

Return From Kuranda to Freshwater or Cairns
● Departure Point: Kuranda Railway Station (Address: Coondoo St, Kuranda QLD 4881)
● Departure Time^: 14:30
● Arrives Freshwater at approximately 16:02; Arrives Cairns at approximately 16:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.


【Normal Timetable (After Covid)】
● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December) and planned maintenance closures (Please refer to the "Other Info" for details)

Option 1 - From Cairns to Kuranda
● Departure Point: Cairns Railway Station (Address: Bunda St, Cairns QLD 4870)
● Departs^ Cairns Station @ 08:30, arrives Kuranda @ 10:25
● Departs^ Cairns Station @ 09:30, arrives Kuranda @ 11:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.

Option 2 - From Freshwater to Kuranda
● Departure Point: Freshwater Railway Station (Address: Barron QLD 4878)
● Departs^ Freshwater Station @ 08:55, arrives Kuranda @ 10:25
● Departs^ Freshwater Station @ 09:55, arrives Kuranda @ 11:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.

Return From Kuranda to Freshwater or Cairns
● Departure Point: Kuranda Railway Station (Address: Coondoo St, Kuranda QLD 4881)
● Departs^ Kuranda Station @ 14:00, arrives Freshwater Station @ 15:32, arrives Cairns @ 15:55
● Departs^ Kuranda Station @ 15:30, arrives Freshwater Station @ 17:02, arrives Cairns @ 17:25
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
Address Cairns Railway station, Bunda St, Cairns City QLD 4870 Australia
How to get there ● By Car
- Cairns Railway Station: parking located at Cairns Central Shopping Centre
- Freshwater Railway Station: free parking in Freshwater Station carpark

● By Public Transport
Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Cairns to Kuranda (Daily*) 08:30 - 10:25, 09:30 - 11:25
Freshwater to Kuranda 08:55 - 10:25, 09:55 - 11:25
Kuranda to Freshwater or Cairns (Daily*) 14:00 - 15:55, 15:30 - 17:25
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements If you are making your own way to the boarding terminal, please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to https://www.ksr.com.au/Pages/COVID-19-Health-and-Hygiene.aspx for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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【Operating Hours】
● No Gold Class service is offered between Cairns and Freshwater Station.
● Please check with The Service Provider for up to date operating hours when closer to travel date to plan your visit (https://www.ksr.com.au/Tourpackages/Pages/Timetables.aspx)
● All services do not run on Christmas Day (25 December) & planned maintenance closures:
- Thursday 28 May & Friday 29 May 2020
- Thursday 11 June & Friday 12 June 2020
- Thursday 18 June & Friday 19 June 2020
- Monday 19 October & Tuesday 20 October 2020
- Monday 26 October & Tuesday 27 October 2020
- Thursday 5 November & Friday 6 November 2020
- Thursday 3 December & Friday 4 December 2020
- All Kuranda Scenic Railway services are cancelled on Christmas Day
- *Please always check with The Service Provider for updated timetable when closer to travel date at: https://www.ksr.com.au/Tourpackages/Pages/Plannedmaintenanceclosures.aspx

【Child Policy】
● 0-3 years inclusive - free of charge.
● 4-14 years inclusive - child price applies.
● Family Fare applies for 2 Adults + 2 Children (aged 4-14 years inclusive).
● Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult person (16 years and over).

【General Terms】
● Conditions of Carriage:
a) apply to Tickets from the time receive them.
b) include any:
   i) notices on the Ticket;
   ii) the fare; and
   iii) timetable information on the Service Provider's website.
c) are subject to the:
   i) Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994;
   ii) Transport Infrastructure Act 1994; and
   iii) their associated regulations.
● The Service Provider is not a common carrier and may refuse to carry passengers and any Luggage at Service Provider's discretion.

BEFORE YOUR JOURNEY - BOOKING YOUR TICKET
● Passengers must buy a valid Ticket:
a) before boarding the Train (or at the first opportunity to buy one); and
b) for the entire journey.
● The Service Provider may refuse to carry passengers if they received the Ticket in violation of any applicable law or our policies and procedures.
● Your Ticket entitles You  to Carriage only, unless the Service Provider tells You otherwise.
● The Service Provider reserves the right to require satisfactory proof of passenger's:
a) identity; and
b) entitlement to Concessional Tickets if applicable

CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES TO SERVICES
●  If the Service Provider has a good reason (for example health and safety, track closures, security, weather or breakdowns), the Service Provider may substitute, cancel, delay or change the Services, stations, places or destinations without telling You.  If Passengers don’t get to travel due to Service Provider’s decision of cancellation, Passengers can either rebook to another day or obtain a full refund.

BOARDING THE TRAIN
● Passengers must be ready to board the Train:
    a) before the departure time; and
    b) having loaded all Carry-on Luggage onto the Train
● The Service Provider is not obliged to delay the departure of a Train if passengers are late.

FIT FOR TRAVEL
● The Service Provider has reasonable discretion to:
a) refuse access, Carriage or onward Carriage to passengers; or
b) cancel Your reservation, if the Service Provider believes that such action is necessary for the protection of the Service Provider, You or other Customers. The Service Provider does not have to give passengers prior notice of the Service Provider's decision.
● The onboard Supervisor of the Train will have the authority to make a determination or settle any dispute between passenger and Service Provider during the Carriage.
● Passengers agree to comply with the Service Provider's Fit for Travel policy during the Carriage and while otherwise using Service Provider's Services.

LUGGAGE
● Luggage storage space is very limited on Kuranda Scenic Railway services, so customers should only carry day pack items onboard that can be transported with them and must be able to fit under the seat (maximum 25cm in height).
● All luggage items accepted onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway services are unchecked (carry on).
● Customers are required to stow loose items under their seat (maximum height 25cm).
● The Service Provider may refuse the transport of any luggage the Service Provider deems not acceptable, due to the nature, weight or size of the luggage. Daypacks should be limited to a maximum size 23cm x 34cm x 48cm to enable it to fit under the seat.
● Kuranda Scenic Railway staff cannot assist with handling luggage items that exceed 20kg in weight due to Workplace Health & Safety regulations.
● Items up to 25cm in height can be stowed under the Heritage Class seats including collapsible strollers or prams.
● Collapsible prams and strollers can be stored under the Heritage Class seats provided they are no more than 25cm in height once collapsed.
● A limited number of wheelchairs/mobility scooters can be transported on each Kuranda Scenic Railway service in the accessible carriage.

● The Service Provider does not have facilities for luggage storage at Cairns, Freshwater or Kuranda stations。

● Please check with The Service Provider for updated terms & conditions when closer to travel date at:
- https://www.ksr.com.au/Tourpackages/Pages/ConditionsofCarriage.aspx
- https://www.ksr.com.au/Pages/Luggage.aspx

2 Overview

A journey to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland isn't complete without experiencing Kuranda Scenic Railway. An enchanting unforgettable train journey, one that encapsulates the wonders of the natural world and the marvels of human achievement.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Return Ticket - Heritage Class

 

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Experience one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia. Discovering the living colour and natural beauty of a world heritage-listed rainforest that's millions of years old. Far North Queensland's World Heritage-Listed rainforest, The Wet Tropics, are amongst the oldest on earth and home to an incredible array of plants and animals.

 

This famous railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with Freshwater situated along the line with views of the surrounding mountains. Rising from sea level to 328m, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge. The journey includes an English commentary and all passengers receive a commentary companion which includes information on the history of the railways construction, a trip map and a map of Kuranda.

 

Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway Heritage Class carriages offer the old-world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, some of which are up to 100 years old. Experience the scenic journey in the refurbished original red-wooden heritage carriages. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and numerous photographic opportunities as wind through World Heritage-listed rainforest.

 

Highlight:
  • Souvenir trip guide available in 9 languages
  • Seated in refurbished Heritage carriages
  • Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • Audio commentary
  • Stop and disembark at Barron Falls station, with stunning views of Barron Falls
  • Chilled refresher towel, in summer months
  • Filtered water available in each carriage

 

Cairns Station

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.

 

Please note: Free parking for Kuranda Scenic Railway customers must validate ticket prior to returning to vehicle.

 

Freshwater Station

Freshwater Connection is a popular departure point. Situated in the nearby suburb of Freshwater with views of the surrounding mountains, visitors can enjoy a hearty breakfast in authentic antique railway carriages.

 

In 1984 Freshwater Connection was built as a tribute to the visionaries and pioneers who built the Kuranda Scenic Railway between 1887 and 1891.

 

Freshwater Station has several points of interest on offer, including a Theatrette and Restaurant. Arrive early and enjoy the station prior to boarding your train service to Kuranda.

 

Kuranda Station

Kuranda Station is world renowned for its tropical gardens and historic significance. It is possibly one of the most photographed railway stations in the world. The heritage-listed buildings blend with the tropical surrounds providing a relaxed environment to enjoy. The Kuranda Railway Tea Rooms at the station offer a great range of souvenirs and refreshments.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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