Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area

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.

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.

** Skyrail is currently open for business, opening days and times vary. A calendar of open dates and COVID Safe information can be found on our website.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $28.50 - $71.50 Child price for a one-way experience is AUD28.50 | round trip (return) experience is AUD42.50. 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 Adult price for a one-way experience is AUD57 | round trip (return) experience is AUD85. Family prices and bus transfers also available, visit the official Skyrail website to book your experience. Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
All yearMondayClosed
Thursday9am - 4:30pm
Friday9am - 4:30pm
Saturday9am - 4:30pm
Sunday9am - 4:30pm


  • 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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