Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kuranda - A great day trip...

We took the old train to Kuranda. The 11 heritage coaches were pulled by a 1720 class locomotive. ( I like that word, lo-co-mo-tive.) The trip was really awesome, first we went around this really big curve in the track, it was there so the old trains could build up speed and climb the mountain. Later on we passed Stony Creek falls which was E-P-I-C! Then we went through the last of the 15 hand-carved tunnels on the line, which was a bit freaky but still pretty cool.

We stopped at Barron Falls along the way and Dad took the picture below of us on the train...
Barron Falls was cool it dropped 265 metres :-()!

At Kuranda we visited the lollie shop and I (Emily) bought some Kuranda rock candy, YUM! We also visited the markets and the butterfly farm.

The butterflies loved Eric's orange shoes! They were very friendly and landed on our heads and shoulders and knees and toes! It was hard to walk as the butterflies kept flying in between your legs.

We took the SkyRail on the way back and it was E-P-I-C! We went above a wide river and there was so many trees you couldn't see the rainforest floor. Mum kept saying that it would stop and we would have to live off the rock candy and salted caramel fudge, which probably wouldn't be a HUGE problem.

 Kurunda was awesome! Ryan, Eric and I hope we can go back soon.

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