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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Red Peak Station boardwalk
Barron Falls Station
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Captain Cook Highway
Corner of Cairns Western Arterial Road
Queensland 4878 Australia

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Smithfield, Cairns Area

07 4038 5555


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

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Spanning 7.5 kilometres 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.

Multiple winner of the Qantas 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.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Lockers
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Open daily from 0900 to 1715. Operates every day, except for Christmas day and during planned, preventative maintenance.
Public Holidays: Please visit the web site for details.

Other Information

Children are welcome however they must be accompanied by an adult.

Access is available for guests with a disability. Wheelchairs provided - some restrictions apply on owner provided wheelchairs - for example weight and size. Suitable toilets available as well as reserved car parking and ramp access to most areas. Guide Dogs on application. Please advise Skyrail Reservations at the time of booking. .

Entity Facilities

Refreshments - for example soft drinks and water - are available at both Caravonica and Kuranda Terminals. At Caravonica Terminal, Skyrail's Canopy Cafe serves freshly brewed barista coffees, as well as a selection of teas, cool refreshments, savoury snacks and sweet treats, including sandwiches and focaccias, cakes and biscuits.

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

Entity Restrictions

No plants to be taken on cableway. No food or drinks can be consumed on the cableway. No smoking allowed.

General Comments

While you are at Skyrail's Barron Falls Station, make sure you visit the state of the art Rainforest Interpretation Centre, which Skyrail developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, Australia's national science organisation. The Interpretation Centre houses multi-lingual (English, German and Japanese) touch screen computers and interactive audio-visual presentations, providing an informative and fun learning experience for people of all ages.

Other activities that you can engage in include guided tours, visiting the waterfall, boardwalks and lookouts.

How To Get There

Located just 15 minutes from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas. Skyrail provides its guests with a truly unique rainforest experience available no-where else in the world.

Tariff Text

Group entry costs are available on application. Please contact the operator for more information.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$49.00   01 Apr - 01 Apr   One way Skyrail experience.
Adult$73.00   01 Apr - 01 Apr   Return Skyrail experience
Adult$121.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   One-way Skyrail + one-way Kuranda Scenic Railway (including return transfers from Cairns and Beaches)
Adult$145.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   One-way Skyrail, One-way Kuranda Scenic Railway & Djabugay Aboriginal Guided Tour. (including return transfers from Cairns and Beaches)
(Aged 4-14)
$24.50   01 Apr - 01 Apr   One way Skyrail experience.
(Aged 4-14)
$36.50   01 Apr - 01 Apr   Return Skyrail experience.
(Aged 4-14)
$61.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   One-way Skyrail + one-way Kuranda Scenic Railway (including return transfers from Cairns and Beaches)
(Aged 4-14)
$73.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   One-way Skyrail + one-way Kuranda Scenic Railway & Djabugay Aboriginal Guided Tour (including return transfers from Cairns and Beaches)

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.