The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience take you on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest.
You'll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at both Red Peak and Barron Falls for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.
A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2-2½ hours return.
Your Skyrail experience will commence or conclude at either Smithfield or Kuranda, depending on your direction of travel. .
Ensure you get the most out of your experience by downloading Skyrail’s multi-lingual Interpretive App and Audio Guide that places the story of Queensland’s ancient tropical rainforest directly in your hands.
Smithfield Terminal: Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas and provides a convenient embarkation or disembarkation point.
Red Peak: Descend through the canopy layers and deep into the forest for your first stop, Red Peak, where complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tours, the Rainforest Discovery Zone, interpretive signage and scenic lookouts will unlock the secrets of this ancient landscape.
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. Visit the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre and learn more about the area’s pioneering past at the historical display
Kuranda Terminal: From Barron Falls, your Skyrail experience continues through the mountains before gliding over the mighty Barron River and arriving at Skyrail's Kuranda Terminal.
Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola (one way bookings only + additional fee)
Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas. 11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide guests with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below.
Upgrade to Gold Class for the Kuranda Scenic Railway (additional fee)
Tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience, including a selection of beverages, delicious finger foods and a complimentary gift.
Gold Class is available on the 9:55am and 3.30pm services only.
Upgrade to Skyrail Canopy Glider (additional fee)
Glide above the rainforest in the open-air Canopy Glider and enjoy breathtaking, uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic views of the Tropical North Queensland region.
We can create an itinerary that suits your group. The Skyrail experience is complimented by the Kuranda Scenic Train journey, Tjapukai and other surrounding activities.