Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Multiple Locations

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the Wet Tropics Rainforest, home to the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Skyrail is a unique, world-class experience that provides a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest.

Spanning 7.5 kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail’s comfortable six person gondola cabins glide mere metres above the canopy, providing spectacular views of the rainforest, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Red Peak and Barron Falls also allow guests to descend through the canopy and explore the forest floor below.

At Red Peak, complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tours, interpretive signage and scenic lookouts unlock the secrets of this ancient tropical landscape that has evolved over hundreds of millions of years.

Discover more at Barron Falls via the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre; marvel at the rugged beauty of the Barron Gorge and majestic Barron Falls; and learn about the area’s pioneering past at the engaging historical display.

Accessible to people of all ages and abilities, Skyrail is the must do rainforest experience in Tropical North Queensland and is located 15 minutes from Cairns city centre and 50 minutes from Port Douglas.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi
  • Broadband


  • Car park
  • Kiosk


  • Birdwatching

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Explore the Ancient Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Explore the Ancient Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into Queensland's World Heritage Area that has survived against all odds to become the home of the world's oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest.

The iconic, multi-award winning Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attraction that provides a unique perspective of the ancient tropical rainforest.

Learn about plants and animals that existed long before dinosaurs roamed the earth and whose descendants can still be seen in the rainforest today. Home to some of the world’s first kangaroos, flowering plants and ancient song birds, this fascinating living museum is like a window back in time.

A world first in environmental tourism, the uniqueness of the Skyrail experience is epitomised by the purpose built gondolas that offer a sustainable birds-eye view of North Queensland’s living natural wonder.

Traversing the rainforest between Smithfield and Kuranda, a one-way Skyrail Experience takes approximately 90 minutes. For a return (round-trip) experience, allow 2.5 hours.

Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Cairns city and 50 minutes’ drive from Port Douglas. Both locations are conveniently serviced by regular coach transfers. Self-drive guests can access the free parking that is available for cars and caravans.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$53 $215

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