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Kuranda, Australia

We left the campsite first thing this morning and drove to Freshwater Railway Station to go on the scenic train journey up to Kuranda.

It was a nice journey on a really old train which lots of tight bends, tunnels and Bridges up the Mountainside. Once in Kuranda we wandered around for a while, but what was once a cute little village in the rainforest has now morphed into a massive tourist hub but we made the most of it by getting all the free samples we could get our hands on.

When we had had enough we then took the Sky train back down to Cairns making a couple of stops along the way to walk around. Had a great time, but it did make our wallet a lot lighter at $99pp for the 14km train journey and 7km sky rail, but worth it. We then took a drive out to Babinda in the evening and stopped at The Boulders at a free campsite and spotted the rare and endangered cassowary bird! I followed it for ages until it ran off into the bush and unfortunately without a photo.

permalink written by  chrischarly on November 1, 2011 from Kuranda, Australia
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under
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