Tour ID: 10006233

Explore Kuranda on your return Skyrail experience. Stop at the two Skyrail mid-stations and take time to explore Kuranda - the 'Village in the rainforest', transfers from most Cairns accommodation.

  • Travel up and back on the Skyrail rainforest Cableway
  • Transfers to and from your Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation (excludes Yorkey's Knob, Holloways or Machan's Beaches)
  • Explore the two Skyrail mid-stations
  • Wander around Kuranda - the 'Village in the rainforest'.

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 allows time at the two skyrail mid-stations, where you can alight from the cableway and 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.

We recommend you allow 2.5 hours for a Return Skyrail Experience (excludes transfers) plus some extra free time in Kuranda.

Tour Schedule:
Pick up from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation (excludes Yorkey's Knob, Holloways or Machan's Beaches).
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].
Drop off to Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation.

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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:

    Diamond View Gondola Skyrail Upgrade: You may like to upgrade your Skyrail journey to a Diamond View Gondola.

    • Take in the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas.
    • There are 11 Diamond View gondolas that each carry a maximum of 5 passengers, and will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes. Passengers travelling on them will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and stations. Allow an additional 30mins for your Diamond View journey in each direction.


    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

  • Return:

  • 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).

    [Please click the Route MAP below to enlarge and to preview videos.]

  • 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.

    Consider downloading the Skyrail App from the AppStore or Google Play to augment your Skyrail experience.

  • 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:


Optional Extras

  • Diamond View Upgrade (one way only)

    Upgrade to the Diamond View Gondola with glass floor on Skyrail. Subject to availability - we receommend booking at least 10 days prior to travel to avoid disappointment.

    Adults: $22.00 | Children: $11.00 | Pensioners: $22.00

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