Tag Archives: Cairns

Heading back home after 2000km on Queensland Rail.

What an adventure!        As a train travel novice this journey was an unknown to me. Most of Queensland’s east coast was also unknown to me. Looking back, the first change I would make would be to take an ipad … Continue reading

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Cairns-Townsville, Qld. Pikelet or Scone Class on the Sunlander Train?

All aboard the Sunlander for Townsville & Beyond.    Up early again for breakfast & the beginning of my railway adventure. Queensland Rail has two trains that run from Cairns to Brisbane. The Sunlander is a traditional train with seats, overnight … Continue reading

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Daintree Rainforest, Qld. Among the Ancient Rainforest & the Crocodiles ****4stars

Another early start today. Travelling further north with Down Under Tours with a small group 4WD Cape Tribulation Tour including Mosman Gorge, Daintree and the Bloomfield Track. Here’s a map and the itinerary: Mossman Gorge Daintree River Cruise Jindalba Boardwalk Alexandra Lookout Tropical Lunch, … Continue reading

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Cairns-Kuranda Scenic Railway, Qld. A Marvellous Ride ****4stars

Bygone Train Trips and Stony Creek Falls Took the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a wonderful ride on the old bench seats in the vintage carriages, plenty of room today! Found yet another Rail Australia site which informs us Route: Cairns – Kuranda Duration: 90 minutes Distance: 34 … Continue reading

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Kuranda Skyway, Qld. Skyway Rainforest Cableway. Amazing!****4 stars

Riding High Above Barron Falls. Just North of Cairns is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which is something different, even if you’ve been on Gondola rides before. The Cableway is 7.5km long and is divided into 3 seperate sections and can … Continue reading

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