Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • One Way / Return Skyrail
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway:

Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy, descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail?s two rainforest mid-stations (Red Peak & Barron Falls) for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.

  • Travel in a 6 person gondola cabin with panoramic views as you glide above the rainforest canopy on the amazing 7.5km journey.
  • Gondolas leave the station continuously; bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals
  • One-way Skyrail Experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete
  • Return Skyrail experience should take approximately 2 ½ hours, this includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations.
  • Skyrail operates daily from 9am to 5.15pm with the last departure scheduled for 3.30pm (closed Christmas Day)
  • Skyrail's Canopy Cafe and retail shop located at the Smithfield Terminal is open from 8.00am.

*Please advise your preferred times of travel on your booking request

Experience the Skyrail Rainforest Journey:

Skyrail Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes drive from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas. Self-drive passengers will find Skyrail's location easily accessible with free car parking for your Car, RV or Caravan. Skyrail Smithfield also features an electric vehicle charging station.

Traveling on the Skyrail, Plan to spend 20-30 minutes at the two Rainforest mid-stations.

Red Peak:  Lush rainforest surroundings including the towering 400 year-old Kauri Pine. Interpretive boardwalk tour with Skyrail Ranger available throughout the day.

Red Peak Features:

  • Complimentary Ranger Guided Boardwalk Tour
  • Rainforest Discovery Zone
  • Rainforest Boardwalk Loop
  • Scenic Lookout

Barron Falls:  Enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.

Barron Falls Features:

  • The Edge Lookout
  • Historical Precinct
  • CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre
  • Panoramic gorge & waterfall views

Skyrail Kuranda Terminal is located a short walk from the famous village of Kuranda. 

Diamond View Gondolas Upgrade:
Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail?s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas.

11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide guests with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, coral sea and rainforest canopy, but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below.

Diamond View gondolas carrying a maximum of 5 passengers, will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes and passengers travelling on them will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and mid-stations.

Kuranda Village:

This Village in the Rainforest has numerous attractions including a butterfly sanctuary, a colourful bird aviary, koala park, walking tracks and a diverse range of markets (open every day from 9am to 3pm), shops, cafes and restaurants (extra costs).

Travstar Tip | We recommend allowing yourself two to three hours in Kuranda.

What To Bring:
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & an umbrella on rainy days.
Cash for Markets and comfortable shoes.

How to Get There:

Self Drive:
If you have your own vehicle, you will not require transfers from your accommodation.

Coach Transfer:
Skyrail runs a regular coach transfer service from most hotels in Cairns.
If you require a coach transfer, please advise the name of hotel in your booking request.

Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach & Palm Cove) and Port Douglas areas are currently not being serviced, Please contact our consultants who can make arrangements for you.

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Skyrail Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2023

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adult Children Family Enquire
One Way Skyrail | No Transfers Required $59 $30 $148 Book
Skyrail Return | No Transfers Required $89 $44 $147 Book
Skyrail Return + Cairns Hotel Transfers $113 $68 $293 Book
Diamond View Upgrade | Return Trip Adult Children Family Enquire
Diamond View | Skyrail Return | No Transfers $139 $69 $423 Book
Diamond View | Skyrail Return + Cairns Hotel Transfers $163 $93 $443 Book

Optional Extras

Prices valid from Prices valid from now until 31 March 2023

Diamond View 1 Way | Adult $25
Canopy Glider $110


Child Age = 4 - 14 years old

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