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 in what is arguably The World’s Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $27.50 - $41.00 Child price for a one way experience is AUD27.50 | round trip (return) experience is AUD41.00 Child fare age: 4 to 14 years, under four years are free. Please indicate number of infants in your booking. Family prices also available, visit the official Skyrail website to book your experience.
Indicative Prices $55 - $82 Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Adult price for a one way experience is AUD55.00 | round trip (return) experience is AUD82.00 Family prices 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 November 2019Closed
13 November 2019Closed
14 November 2019Closed


  • 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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