Travel hints & tips

Here are a few pre tour suggestions that will make your special day even more enjoyable:

  • Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the Kuranda village
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses for sightseeing at Barron Falls
  • Insect repellent if you intend to experience one of the many rainforest walks
  • Motion sickness tablets if you usually suffer when travelling in vehicles and onboard trains
  • Video or still camera to capture your memorable day

Wheelchair Accessibility​​ Facilities

Wheel chair access at Cairns, Freshwater & Kuranda stations
Wheel chair Ramp at Cairns station
Wheel chair lift at Freshwater & Kuranda stations
Wheel chair access at Barron Falls station is unavailable
When booking please advise Reservations you require wheelchair access, so that we are able to provide the appropriate assistance


Luggage storage space is very limited on Kuranda Scenic Railway services, so customers should only carry day pack items onboard that can be transported with them. All luggage items accepted onboard Kuranda Scenic Railway services are unchecked (carry on). Customers are required to stow loose items under their seat. The secure storage of luggage items is an essential safety requirement as in the event of an abrupt stop, loose items can become airborne and have the potential to be dangerous to customers and staff.

A small unlockable luggage storage section with shelves is available in one carriage on each service.

Size and weight limits

Kuranda Scenic Railway staff cannot assist with handling luggage items that exceed 20kg in weight due to Workplace Health & Safety regulations. Items up to 25cm in height can be stowed under the Heritage Class seats including collapsible strollers or prams.

Prams and strollers

Collapsible prams and strollers can be stored under the Heritage Class seats provided they are no more than 25cm in height once collapsed.

A limited number of non-collapsible or large collapsible prams and strollers may be accepted on a Kuranda Scenic Railway service. They can be stored in the Accessability (PWD) carriage wheelchair spaces if they aren't being used for wheelchairs, in the guards van or in the luggage storage section on each service. The acceptance of larger prams and strollers on each Kuranda Scenic Railway service is at the discretion of the onboard staff and subject to available space on the day. For safety reasons, children are not allowed to travel on the train in a stroller or pram.

Luggage lockers

Lockers are not available at Cairns, Freshwater or Kuranda stations for storage of luggage.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters

A limited number of wheelchairs/mobility scooters can be transported on each Kuranda Scenic Railway service in the PWD carriage. There is no access for wheelchairs/mobility scooters to disembark at Barron Falls station. 


Bicycles are not accepted on any Kuranda Scenic Railway services. 

Additional information relating to luggage can be found in the Kuranda Scenic Railway conditions of carriage.