Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the ancient Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding above the pristine canopy before descending to explore the forest floor.

Learn about ancient plants and animals that existed before dinosaurs roamed the earth and whose descendants can still be seen in the rainforest today. The birthplace of kangaroos and home to the largest number of ancient song bird species in the world, this fascinating living museum is like a window back in time.

Complimentary Ranger guided boardwalk tours, the immersive Rainforest Discovery Zone, engaging interpretive signage and scenic lookouts at Red Peak unlock the secrets of this mystical landscape.

Discover the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls. Marvel at the Barron Gorge and Falls from The Edge Lookout and learn more about the area’s pioneering past at the historical precinct.

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 rainforest directly in your hands.

Easily accessible from Cairns, encounter, discover and immerse yourself to unlock the secrets of the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $28.50 - $71.50 Child price for a one-way experience is $28.50 AUD | round trip (return) experience is $42.50 AUD Child age 4 to 14 years, under four are free. Please add infants to your booking. Family prices and bus transfers, also available, visit the official Skyrail website to book your experience.
Indicative Prices $57 - $143 Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Adult price for a one-way experience is $57.00 AUD | round trip (return) experience is $85.00 AUD Family prices and bus transfers also available, visit the official Skyrail website to book your experience.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
All yearDaily8:45am - 5:15pm
12 May 2020 - 28 May 2020Closed
26 July 2020 - 27 July 2020Closed
17 November 2020 - 19 November 2020Closed


  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Lockers
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Shop

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
6 Skyrail Drive
Smithfield, Cairns Area
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