Travel Tips – prepare for your trip

​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to beat the heat​!

The carriages on Kuranda Scenic Railway are more than 100 years old, all part of the charm of this heritage experience! However, it does mean there is no air-conditioning. The train has large, open-air windows – bringing you closer to the scents of the rainforest and mist of the waterfalls you pass by.

Although during the warmer months, inside the train can feel hot and humid, the rainfall tends to keep the days nice and pleasant. You'll find the rainforest at its most lush and waterfalls at their fullest this time of year! Follow our steps to prep for tropical weather conditions. 

Follow our steps to prep:

  • Always check our Service Updates page as weather can impact our rail services
  • Stay hydrated – bring plenty of water with you for the trip, as there is limited water supply onboard
  • Stay cool – wear lightweight clothing
  • Slip, slop, slap – always remember to wear sun protection, especially while visiting Kuranda village

You also don't want to forget:

  • Comfortable walking shoes – you want to be comfortable exploring the beauty of Kuranda Village
  • A hat and sunglasses – you don’t want glare in your eyes when sightseeing at Barron Falls
  • Insect repellent – that’s if you plan on experiencing one of the many scenic rainforest walks
  • Motion sickness tablets – if you are easily affected by travelling in vehicles and onboard trains
  • To tag us on your adventure! @queenslandrailtravel #queenslandrailtravel #kurandascenicrailway
  • We are operating with cashless transactions at our Travel Centre and railway stations. We accept credit and debit card payments only​ 

For information on accessibility onboard or at Kuranda Scenic Railway stations, please visit our Accessibility page.

More information about planning your trip is available at Kuranda Scenic Railway conditions of carriage.