AUD ($)
  • Other currencies coming soon

From $98

Tour ID: 10006233

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests.

Spanning 7.5kms in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands. Your adventure includes time at two mid-stations, where you can alight from the cableway learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak Station, Skyrail’s Rangers provide guided boardwalk tours sharing their knowledge on these ancient tropical forests, amongst giant buttress roots, ancient Kauri Pines and climbing wait-a-while palms. Barron Falls Station has pathways and lookouts over the Barron Gorge and Falls, historical displays and a Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, the Rainforest Interpretation Centre houses interactive touch-screen computers and audio-visual displays, providing an engaging and fun learning experience for people of all ages.

Winner of the 2008 and 2009 Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Skyrail is The World’s Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience and is a convenient 10-minutes from Cairns and 50-minutes from Port Douglas.

We recommend you allow 2.5 hours for a Return Skyrail Experience without free time in Kuranda or transfer times included.

Tour Schedule:
Pick up from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation.
Depart from Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal [either 9.00AM or 11:00AM].
Alight at the two mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls.
Spend free time in Kuranda Village.
Return from Skyrail's Kuranda Terminal [either 2:00PM or 3:15PM respectively] arriving at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal [approx 3.30PM or 4.45PM respectively].
Drop off to Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation.

More Info

Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return Skyrail Experience & Return Transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches (Excludes Holloways, Machans Beach and Yorkey's Knob).

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Skyrail's gift shops are located at Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals, and stock a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, books, clothing and other merchandise.

    Skyrail Souvenir Photos - Digital cameras are located at Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals and will take your picture, in Gondola, on arrival. Available for sale from Skyrail's gift shops, these photos are the perfect Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Souvenir.

  • Duration:

    Varies depending on departure and return arrival times, up to approximately 5 hours excluding transfer time.

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Daily
    11:00 AM Daily

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach and Kewarra Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Pick up from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation. Please advise us of your accommodation in the appropriate field on the booking form. To ensure tours are not delayed, please contact Skyrail (details on confirmation) at least 24hrs prior to travel to find out your relevant hotel pick up time.

    Return Transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches (Excludes Holloways, Machans Beach and Yorkey's Knob).

  • What to bring:

    Daypacks and fold-up baby strollers can been taken on the cableway. Luggage is not able to be carried on the cableway or coach transfer service.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child Fares 4-14years.

    Infants under 4 years are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult while travelling on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

  • Additional Information:

    Skyrail is fully wheelchair accessable, Skyrail also provides the complimentary use of wheelchairs (subject to availability) during a Skyrail experience. We recommend you contact our reservations team at the time of booking to confirm wheelchair availability.

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is open every day except for Christmas Day and during planned, preventative maintenance.

  • Destinations:


Booking dates