Kuranda Scenic Railway Locals Fare


We're sharing the love with locals with a great LOCALS FARE! It’s the perfect opportunity to take a rail adventure with us. Local residents of Cairns and surrounding areas receive 20%* off Gold Class and Heritage Class seats year-round. Explore the wonders in your own backyard. Gather your family and friends together and travel with us from Cairns (or Freshwater) to Kuranda (or vice versa) one-way or return. Relax and take in stunning views of mountains, waterfalls and bridges and enjoy our warm hospitality.


  • Souvenir trip guide available
  • Seating in refurbished Heritage carriages (upgrade to Gold Class available)
  • Ambient, historical carriage décor
  • Audio commentary
  • Stop and disembark at Din Din (Barron Falls) station, with stunning views of Din Din (Barron Falls)
  • Filtered water available in each carriage


Heritage Class

For more information about Heritage Class inclusions visit Heritage Class.

​Gold Class​

For more information about Gold Class inclusions visit Gold Class.

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*Year-round locals fare of 20% off is valid for Heritage Class or Gold Class one way or return for local residents only (Port Douglas to Cardwell including Atherton Tablelands). Identification with local address is required at the time of ticketing. All prices are quoted in AUD (Australian Dollars), subject to availability. #Child Policy:  0-3 years inclusive - free of charge; 4-14 years inclusive - child price applies. ^Family Fare applies for 2 Adults + 2 Children (aged 4-14 years inclusive). Cancellation Policy: cancellation and rebook fees will continue to be waived if you do need to change your booking. Blackout Dates: Kuranda Scenic Railway does not operate on Christmas Day and planned maintenance closures.  If you cannot find the fare you need please contact reservations for a quote. Queensland Rail Travel reserves the right to make changes without notice.