Kuranda Rail Tour

The conference will offer a Kuranda Rail Tour on Thursday 6 July 2023.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of Australia’s most spectacular rail journeys, traveling through the ancient World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest of the Din Din (Barron Gorge) National Park, to the mountain village of Ngunbay (Kuranda), meaning place of the platypus. Take time to immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery, towering waterfalls and deep ravines as the train winds its way through 15 hand-made tunnels and over 55 bridges. This Heritage-listed railway line, opened in 1891, is an engineering feat which has stood the test of time. Hear about the cultural significance, history and points of interest with audio commentary along the way.

09:15 – Delegates to assemble at the Cairns railway station, located on Bunda Street, Cairns QLD 4870 for a 09:30 departure. Delegates are to make their own way to the station. Please arrive on time as the carriage will not wait for late parties.
09:30 – Departure from Platform 2 at Cairns railway station.
11:30 – Arrival at Kuranda. Delegates are free to explore at own leisure.
12:45 – Delegates to assemble at the Kuranda Skyrail Cableway for a 13:00 departure. Please arrive on time as Skyrail will not wait for late parties.
13:00 – Departure from Kuranda Skyrail Cableway.
15:00 – Arrival at Skyrail Smithfield terminal. Delegates to board bus transfer to Cairns Convention Centre.
15:30 – Arrival at Cairns Convention Centre. End of tour.

Tickets are priced at $110 inc. GST per person, and must be pre-purchased via the Conference Managers. Limited seats are available, so make sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid missing out.

If you have registered for the conference, look out for a separate email with a link to add this to your conference experience. New registrations can choose to add a ticket during registration.