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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cairns-Kuranda Railway & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway










If ever in the Queensland area of Australia, a neat experience is the Cairns-Kuranda Railway which was built for passenger traffic back in the 1890s and now used as a tourist train run since 1936. As you take in over 1.5 hrs of historical rail ride (37 kms-23 miles) just think back how man labored to build by hand 15 tunnels and 37 bridges through this dense rainforest and steep ravines plus an elevation that rises from sea level to over 300 meters. Once you finish in the town of Kuranda do yourself a favor and ride the Skyrail Rainforest
Cableway that takes you over the canopy of the World Heritage designated Tropical Rainforest site and spectacular Barron Gorge, a must see for any of you nature lovers!


Transporting the workers back in the day to add length to the track
In closing.......a final look of the old and new Cairns- Kuranda Railway

3 comments:

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    1. Thank You Vabna for your kind words......i just love traveling and with that those experiences which reflects in my blogs

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  2. Queensland is my home state, thank you for sharing your shots so everyone can see see her beauty. Amazing

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