Conferences and Groups​​​

The original Kuranda Scenic Railway offers the old world charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, gently meandering past breathtaking scenery. A spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the world heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.

Kuranda Scenic Railway has the perfect collection of events for your conference and incentive requirements all set in the ambience of North Queensland heritage.

Create a truly unique experience for your guests! Imagine, your own vintage train taking you to Freshwater station venue. It is the perfect way to relax after serious conferencing. Freshwater Railway Station, a perfect venue for your special function.

  • Royale Service

    Suitable for: Large groups, mid-range budget (minimum 15 passengers).

    The perfect option for larger groups who want to experience Kuranda Scenic Railway with that little bit extra. Your group will travel in an original Heritage carriage with refreshment service enroute served by an exclusive attendant.


    Royale includes: Heritage seating, personalised Guest Service Attendant, sparkling Australian wine and Macadamia nuts.

  • Gold Class Service

    Suitable for: Discerning clients. Each carriage seats 28 (max 100 passengers).

    This premium experience will provide your group the scenic journey from fully restored vintage carriages, offering a spacious and nostalgic style of travel. Hosts are on board to serve light refreshments and provide personalised commentary and attention to your clients. Perfect option for larger groups who want to experience Kuranda Scenic Railway with that little bit extra. 

    Gold Class includes: Exclusive carriage, individual lounge style seating, vintage style décor, dedicated host service delivering locally produced appetisers and beverages including Queensland wines and beer, a gift pack and a chilled refresher towel d​uring the journey.


    Private Charters

    Suitable for: Large groups: total capacity is available up to 550 passengers.

    Create a truly unique experience for your guests. Imagine, your own vintage train taking you to Freshwater station venue or through World Heritage Listed rainforest to Kuranda. Kuranda Scenic Railway offers private charters for pre twilight & night journeys from Cairns city.               


    For something memorable consider a private charter of a Heritage Class Carriage or Gold Class.

    Freshwater Station - Morning and Afternoon Tea

    Suitable for: Any size groups​

    Relax and enjoy the historical ambience of Freshwater station, stroll through the tropical gardens and visit our gift shop. Our main dining area has an open air atmosphere, styled in a vintage decor it is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. There is also three lovely restored carriages onsite that can provide another unique private dining experience in air conditioned comfort.

    A selection of hot and cold breakfast, morning and afternoon tea options are available.


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For more information, prices and availability for your conference or group please contact us.