A perfect day.



We have spent the day in Kuranda, in the Atherton Tablelands and it was wonderful.

After our coach dropped us at the train station, we boarded for our journey, up the mountain. The railway was built between 1882 and 1891. There are over 37 bridges and 15 hand-made tunnels. The longest of these is 429 meters. It takes you. 328 meters above sea level. There is one curve of 80degrees and you get a great shot of both the front and back of the train. The trip was about an hour and forty minutes.




Arriving Kuranda, we stopped for the tourist photo.



We had lunch at the Barron Falls pub, the locals eat there and the food was great. We then walked to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 tropical butterflies.




Ice cream, at Kuranda Icecream, was a treat and it was delicious! We then wandered back to the Skyrail station, for our return journey. This trip was 8.3kms and around forty minutes, with two stops. We glided over the Barron River and the rainforest canopy. An amazing trip.




Enjoying a glass of wine, before dinner.
Bye,
Lilian

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