An Amazing Day with cute koalas and an exciting historical train ride

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Katrin Lux @katrin-luxOctober 2019 · 2 min read

Amazing view over the rainforest
Amazing view over the rainforest

In the australian queensland we were allowed to experience the rainforest up close. The rainforest itself belongs to the world cultural heritage. It is home to some of the world’s first kangaroos, flowering plants and ancient song birds. From Cairns we drove with a skyrail 7.5 kilometers to kuranda. The route runs through the Australian rainforest and we had an impressive view as you can see in the pictures. The gondolas are only a few meters floated above the treetops.

Cute koalas at the Kuranda koala gardens
Cute koalas at the Kuranda koala gardens

After we arrived in Kuranda, we visited the kuranda coala gardens. There you can take koalas on your arms for a few bucks. There were also visited some kangaroos that we were allowed to feed and even visit small crocodiles.

We moved alone through Kuranda and as far as I know there are no organized tours with a guide. It was a very pleasant feeling because it took away the classic "tourist feeling".

Before we drove back, we have taken enough time for a little "sightseeing".

Before our trip Kuranda was already known to us fort its Aboriginal art. We met many exhibitions during our walk, the entrance was free. At the old market we could buy some souvenirs.

The historical Kuranda Railway Station
The historical Kuranda Railway Station

The highlight at the end of our tour was a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The train station of Kuranda is a sight in itself. He is over 100 years old and is practically next to the cable car. The train journey took about 1.5 hours. The train looked very nice from the inside, it had red seat cushions and nice brown polished wood.

An exciting train ride through gorges
An exciting train ride through gorges

The rainforest from a different perspective
The rainforest from a different perspective

On the long journey, there was always a little break on nice places to take pictures, for example the Barron Falls. The approach to Barron Falls brings with it spectacular views of the Barron Gorge National Park which can be further appreciated from the two separate viewing platforms including the Edge Lookout. The whole tour took about 6 hours, so you should plan a whole day if you are in Cairns for several days. It was an awesome day! Please upvote and follow me when you enjoyed my post :) See you soon ;)


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Cute plump puffs. They are crazy when they get into territorial disputes.


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Big country with a lot to offer, the idea of train travel always the ideal way of getting around.

I don't agree with wild animals being made available for people to handle them as cute as they are. We have similar debates and upsets with wildlife in our country, born free stay free. Yes have places where you are able to see them in their natural habitat, look with your eyes or through the lens is my philosophy.

Lovely share and thanks for the information about this area @katrin-lux


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uruguru
uruguru @uruguruOctober 2019

Klasse, ich beneide Dich!

Gut dass ich ein wenig englisch kann :)

Liebe Grüße aus Uruguay
Peter


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Hihi ja es war toll :) eigentlich finde ich auch posts wo sowohl deutsch als auch Englisch steht besser aber bei travelfeed sollte man nur in einer Sprache schreiben und die präferieren Englisch ;) LG


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uruguru
uruguru @uruguruOctober 2019

Na ja ich kann 3 Sprachen, davon keine perfekt :D

Hauptsache ich verstehs und man versteht mich.

Alles Andere ist unwichtig.

Liebe Grüße aus Uruguay
Peter


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@tipu curate


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Thanks ☺️


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Thanks so much thats awesome ☺️


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Hi travelfeed Team, one of my Post, the one about the whitsundays, is on a Blacklist. I do not know why maybe you can help me? :) Grettings!


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Noticed that too ... can you please find @for91days on our discord server so we can figure out what happened.


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Now this post isnt at the Blacklist anymore i think it was because i wrote in German and English. Thanks for your Help! 😊


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