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Paul Dudley | profile | all galleries >> Longer Australian trips >> Queensland 2004-2006 (12 galleries) >> Album 2: To Kuranda by Skyrail tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Album 2: To Kuranda by Skyrail

There is a 7.5 km cableway from Caravonica (just north of Cairns) up to Kuranda across the rainforest, with two stops on the way. Kuranda is very much a tourist village, with Bird World one of its major attractions. Our return trip was by train; the line was built in the 1880s to service a goldmining centre further in the mountains, and was a major engineering feat, with 15 tunnels and 37 bridges. And of course, such magnificent views that I ran out of battery. (Have bought a spare since.)
Southeast from the skyrail South from the skyrail Looking towards Cairns Forest detail
Ferns at a stop on the skyrail Distant view of the Kuranda railway Near the high point of the skyrail Barron Gorge
Barron Falls Above Barron Falls Barron Falls Exhibit at Visitor Centre
Approaching a stop on the skyrail Rain at Kuranda Wet blossom Trying hard to grow
In Bird World They liked me
Friar bird examining Frances's ear Friendly Friar Bird Exotic ducks
Fat pigeon
Kuranda Station Is this coffee?
Big spider near the train Decorated Kuranda train At Barron Falls station From the train