Freshwater Station

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.

Opening Hours


Free Wi-Fi Accessible toilet CCTV Cameras
Toilet facilities Tactile edges​

Free parking in Freshwater Station carpark ​​

Contact Numbers

Station phone: 07 4231 9103
Lost property: 1800 KSRAIL(577 245)


Self Drive Road Map.pdf

Queensland Rail is undertaking building works at Freshwater station as part of planned improvements to customer areas.


Refurbishment of Redlynch Cottage
Redlynch Cottage has undergone repairs to the roof, flooring and exterior cladding as well as a repaint of interior surfaces.

Removal of the Museum Building
The museum building has been removed, with key pieces being stored for future display.

Bus Interchange Car Park
Queensland Rail is upgrading the bus interchange and carpark at Freshwater Railway Station.

Transit Shelter
Queensland Rail is redeveloping a new customer transit shelter to replace the site of the old museum.