Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tour to Kuranda

Tour Code: 45

Prices From

au$53

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$26.50
Family: au$132.50

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Whether you’re in Cairns for one night or two, we can tailor a return Skyrail trip to Kuranda, the ‘Village in the Rainforest’, according to how much available time you have.

Read More

Highlights

  • The spectacular views of Cairns city, the Coral Sea, and of course the exceptional natural beauty of the lush rainforest. Gliding just metres over the canopy, you’ll see, and hear, a whole range of flora and fauna
  • With its rugged mountains, steep ravines, and tumbling waterfalls Barron Gorge National Park is regarded as one of the most picturesque national parks in Queensland. Stop at the Barron Falls Station to learn more of the history of the area.

Perfect Selfie

  • Take a pic while in your Skyrail gondola, with a view of the Coral Sea sprawling behind you

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Coach Pick-Up

The exact pick-up time from Yorkeys Knob Boat Club depends on when your cruise ship arrives. If its earlier than expected, give us a call once you’re on the ship’s tender and we’ll arrange for a coach to collect you within 20 minutes. Passengers may also make their own way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal in Smithfield if they wish.  

Read More

Included In Price

  • One Way Or Return Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • The guides are qualified rangers who take people on walks at regular intervals on the rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak station.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Yorkeys Knob

Departure Time
  • Skyrail operates from 9am to 5.15pm
  • Gondolas leave the station (Smithfield Terminal) continuously; bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals from 9am to 2.45pm for a return journey, till 3.30pm for a one-way trip.
  • Diamond View gondolas depart approximately every 7 minutes.
  • Boarding is determined by the time assigned by the pre-booked departure time, indicated on the boarding ticket.
Departure Instructions
  • Smithfield and Kuranda stations.
  • Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is 15 minutes’ drive from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas.
  • Those who have pre-booked must collect their Skyrail boarding passes at the ticketing counters at Smithfield or Kuranda Terminals.
Pickup Locations

Cairns Northern Beaches

  • Skyrail operates a coach transfer service suitable for Cruise ship passengers (subject to availability)
  • Bookings for this service are essential and can be made at the time of reserving the ticket.
  • For those driving, Smithfield Terminal has ample car parking.
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Smithfield terminal
  • Red Peak station
  • Barron Falls station
  • Kuranda terminal
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day
Will also close during planned, preventative maintenance

Duration

1½ hours one way
2-2½ hours return

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, drinks and meals
Available for Purchase / Hire

Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola may be available.

Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Child Fares 4-14years.
  • Infants under 4 years are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Booking cancelled within 24 hour of departure -no refund

Additional Information
  • Passengers can walk as much or as little as they like at Skyrail’s rainforest mid-stations. Red Peak has a 175 metre rainforest boardwalk and there’s approximately 400 metres of gentle walkways at Barron Falls Station.
  • Cableway operators at each station assist passengers on and off the cableway. The gondolas slow down at each station to allow passengers to get on and off easily.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Containes notes on wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessibility

The complimentary use of wheelchairs (subject to availability) is offered by Skyrail during a Skyrail experience. Enquiry and confirmation of availability is recommended at time of booking.

Skyrail’s gondolas cater to most standard wheelchairs but size and loading requirements mean some types can’t be carried on it.

Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

The wheelchair width cannot exceed 630mm, the length can’t exceed 950mm.

Boarding Access

Wheelchairs must be able to be tilted backwards to enable loading into the gondola

The combined weight of the wheelchair and its occupant must be manageable to enable cableway operators to load the wheelchair

To ensure efficient lifting into gondolas, wheelchairs must have handles

To assist with loading/unloading from gondolas, the optional use of a ramp is available.

Facilities

All stations provide accessible restroom facilities and at Kuranda’s main public convenience.

Activities

All boardwalks at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations have ramp access

The CSIRO Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls Station is accessible

In Kuranda, a wheelchair is available for hire for a small fee (more info at kuranda.org)

A courtesy shuttle bus is provided from the Skyrail/Railway stations at Kuranda to convey visitors to the Kuranda markets, which runs every 15 minutes until 2.50pm.

Additional Information

Wheelchairs can’t be carried on the standard coach transfer service to Skyrail. So alternative arrangements can be made, please advise Skyrail in advance if passenger requires this service, at the time of booking or within online booking notes.
Whether you’re in Cairns for one night or two, we can tailor a return Skyrail trip to Kuranda, the ‘Village in the Rainforest’, according to how much available time you have.

Read More

Highlights

  • The spectacular views of Cairns city, the Coral Sea, and of course the exceptional natural beauty of the lush rainforest. Gliding just metres over the canopy, you’ll see, and hear, a whole range of flora and fauna
  • With its rugged mountains, steep ravines, and tumbling waterfalls Barron Gorge National Park is regarded as one of the most picturesque national parks in Queensland. Stop at the Barron Falls Station to learn more of the history of the area.

Perfect Selfie

  • Take a pic while in your Skyrail gondola, with a view of the Coral Sea sprawling behind you

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Coach Pick-Up

The exact pick-up time from Yorkeys Knob Boat Club depends on when your cruise ship arrives. If its earlier than expected, give us a call once you’re on the ship’s tender and we’ll arrange for a coach to collect you within 20 minutes. Passengers may also make their own way to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Terminal in Smithfield if they wish.  

Read More

Included In Price

  • One Way Or Return Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • The guides are qualified rangers who take people on walks at regular intervals on the rainforest boardwalks at Red Peak station.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Yorkeys Knob

Departure Time
  • Skyrail operates from 9am to 5.15pm
  • Gondolas leave the station (Smithfield Terminal) continuously; bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals from 9am to 2.45pm for a return journey, till 3.30pm for a one-way trip.
  • Diamond View gondolas depart approximately every 7 minutes.
  • Boarding is determined by the time assigned by the pre-booked departure time, indicated on the boarding ticket.
Departure Instructions
  • Smithfield and Kuranda stations.
  • Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is 15 minutes’ drive from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas.
  • Those who have pre-booked must collect their Skyrail boarding passes at the ticketing counters at Smithfield or Kuranda Terminals.
Pickup Locations

Cairns Northern Beaches

  • Skyrail operates a coach transfer service suitable for Cruise ship passengers (subject to availability)
  • Bookings for this service are essential and can be made at the time of reserving the ticket.
  • For those driving, Smithfield Terminal has ample car parking.
Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Smithfield terminal
  • Red Peak station
  • Barron Falls station
  • Kuranda terminal
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day
Will also close during planned, preventative maintenance

Duration

1½ hours one way
2-2½ hours return

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, drinks and meals
Available for Purchase / Hire

Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola may be available.

Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Child Fares 4-14years.
  • Infants under 4 years are Free of Charge, however please include them in your booking request to ensure a boarding pass is issued.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Booking cancelled within 24 hour of departure -no refund

Additional Information
  • Passengers can walk as much or as little as they like at Skyrail’s rainforest mid-stations. Red Peak has a 175 metre rainforest boardwalk and there’s approximately 400 metres of gentle walkways at Barron Falls Station.
  • Cableway operators at each station assist passengers on and off the cableway. The gondolas slow down at each station to allow passengers to get on and off easily.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator

Tour Code: 45

Prices From

au$53

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$26.50
Family: au$132.50

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Book With Barrier Reef Australia

Why Book With Barrier Reef Australia?

  • Best Prices Guaranteed
  • 7 Day Support
  • Great Barrier Reef Experts
  • Personalised Experiences

Learn More

You May Also Like

Great Barrier Reef Sailing tour in Townsville

Private Charter Liveaboard Snorkel Tours

Private Charter Liveaboard Snorkel Tours

Book Now

Spend your time on the Great Barrier Reef on a liveaboard private charter boat snorkel tour for 1 night 2 days or 2 nights 3 days with 4–5 friends.

Sunset Sailing Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Sunset Cruise

Magnetic Island Sunset Cruise

Book Now

Magnetic Island 2 hour sunset sailing tour on a 60 foot yacht on the Great Barrier Reef

Whitsundays Jet Ski & Ocean Raft Combo 2

Whitsundays Jet Ski & Ocean Raft Combo 2

Book Now

A two day Whitsunday Island heart racing adventure to explore the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef at high speed