Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Tour

Tour Code: 76

Prices From

au$103

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

Child: au$51.50
Family: au$257.50

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

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

In the unique Skyrail, gliding metres above 7.5km of Australia’s pristine rainforest canopy in comfortable six-people gondolas, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the rainforest as well as Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush highlands.

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Highlights

  • Lookouts over spectacular Barron Gorge and Falls on rainforest pathways from the station – a choice of three lookouts.
  • Skyrail can be combined with the Kuranda Scenic Railway and other great Cairns’ tours including cruises to The Great Barrier Reef. 

Perfect Selfie

  • spot Photo spots are numerous with Skyrail’s unique vantage point over the rainforest canopy and scenery as well as views over Cairns’ tropical region and the sparkling Coral Sea. Approaching Barron Falls Station are great views of Barron Gorge.

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

Itinerary

Skyrail rainforest journey views

A must-do Cairns activity, the multi-award winning Skyrail stretches over 7 km through the ancient tropical rainforest of North Queensland. This unique ecotourism attraction offers passengers one of the world’s top rainforest experiences. Up to 700 passengers per hour can travel in 114 gondolas in a safe and environmentally-friendly way, with Skyrail  giving them a unique vantage point over the rainforest canopy and scenery as well as views over Cairns’ tropical region and the sparkling Coral Sea. Gondolas descend through the canopy layers on approach to the first rainforest station, Red Peak, and take passengers deep within the forest. Approaching Barron Falls Station, incredible views of the deep Barron Gorge greets passengers.

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Included In Price

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience One Way or Return
  • Free time in Kuranda village
  • Regular complimentary Ranger guided walks at Red peak Station
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

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.
Departure Instructions
  • If you booked transfers, please be waiting for yur driver at the front of your holiday accommodation 5 minutes prior to pick up time.
  • Self-drive guests will be advised of their meeting point at time of booking.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Coach transfers must be pre-booked and are available from most accommodations in Cairns, the local beaches (excluding Holloways Beach, Machans Beach), Palm Cove and Port Douglas areas.
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda
  • Smithfield Terminal
  • Red Peak Station
  • Barron Falls Station
  • Kuranda Terminal
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day
Not operating during planned maintenance

Duration

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1½ hours one way.
Allow 20 minutes at each station.

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottle of water
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Skyrail Diamond View Gondola Upgrade One Way - needs to be prebooked
  • Skyrail Canopy Glider - needs to be prebooked - only available on the 9:15am Skyrail up to Kuranda
  • The Kuranda Scenic Railway Gift Shop boasts a wide range of historical and Australian gifts including all your Kuranda Scenic Railway souvenirs.
  • Uprage totravel one way on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • One way or Return coach transfers
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Child's price applies to children age 4 - 14.
  • Infants under 4 travel free of charge.
  • Please add ALL children accompanying you on your booking request to ensure that everyone has a boarding pass.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.

No refund for bookings cancelled withihn 24 hours of departure.

Additional Information
  • Luggage cannot be carried on the cableway or the coach transfer service.
  • Smoking and the consumption of food and drinks is prohibited on the gondolas but eating and drinking are allowed at all Skyrail stations.
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.
Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

lesley d

Reviewed on August 08, 2017

This tour was a great addition to our time in Cairns. Great scenery and the town was bigger than I had thought.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for feedback Lesley, Kuranda village is full of wonderful places to explore with lots of hidden treasures. We are glad you enjoyed your Kuranda day tour with the Skyrai & train.

Carlene S

Reviewed on April 27, 2017

It was wonderful experience. The train trip was terrific , loved the markets and the skyrail was spectacular

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Carlene - thanks for the feedback. It's always fantastic to hear the positive remarks we get from our guests on experiencing the ever popular Kuranda Rail & Skyrail.

Anthony G

Reviewed on April 06, 2017

Well organised - very helpful staff.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Anthony. Its great to hear you enjoyed Kuranda and The Tour Specialists look forward to helping you out again when you return to Far North Queensland.

jody H

Reviewed on March 26, 2017

Had a blast. The staff were super friendly.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Jody! It's fantastic to hear you had a great day out in Kuranda. The Skyrail & Scenic Rail are must dos in our region and The Tour Specialists are pleased to have helped you enjoy both whilst here in Cairns.

Jane B

Reviewed on January 23, 2017

A wonderful way to spend the day in cairns. A must do if holidaying. Beautiful scenery and everyone so friendly.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for the great feedback - Kuranda is a beautiful village in the rainforest and the Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail are the best way to explore. The Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your day.

Anna Maria D

Reviewed on January 10, 2017

We enjoyed it very much.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hello Anna, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway train tour. These tours are a great way to see our world heritage tropical rainforest and especially now in the wet-season months when the flora and fauna comes alive so to speak. We hope that you can pass on your experiences to your friends and family and we look forward to welcoming you back to Far North Queensland when it next suits.

Show More
In the unique Skyrail, gliding metres above 7.5km of Australia’s pristine rainforest canopy in comfortable six-people gondolas, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the rainforest as well as Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush highlands.

Read More

Highlights

  • Lookouts over spectacular Barron Gorge and Falls on rainforest pathways from the station – a choice of three lookouts.
  • Skyrail can be combined with the Kuranda Scenic Railway and other great Cairns’ tours including cruises to The Great Barrier Reef. 

Perfect Selfie

  • spot Photo spots are numerous with Skyrail’s unique vantage point over the rainforest canopy and scenery as well as views over Cairns’ tropical region and the sparkling Coral Sea. Approaching Barron Falls Station are great views of Barron Gorge.

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

Itinerary

Skyrail rainforest journey views

A must-do Cairns activity, the multi-award winning Skyrail stretches over 7 km through the ancient tropical rainforest of North Queensland. This unique ecotourism attraction offers passengers one of the world’s top rainforest experiences. Up to 700 passengers per hour can travel in 114 gondolas in a safe and environmentally-friendly way, with Skyrail  giving them a unique vantage point over the rainforest canopy and scenery as well as views over Cairns’ tropical region and the sparkling Coral Sea. Gondolas descend through the canopy layers on approach to the first rainforest station, Red Peak, and take passengers deep within the forest. Approaching Barron Falls Station, incredible views of the deep Barron Gorge greets passengers.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience One Way or Return
  • Free time in Kuranda village
  • Regular complimentary Ranger guided walks at Red peak Station
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

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.
Departure Instructions
  • If you booked transfers, please be waiting for yur driver at the front of your holiday accommodation 5 minutes prior to pick up time.
  • Self-drive guests will be advised of their meeting point at time of booking.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Coach transfers must be pre-booked and are available from most accommodations in Cairns, the local beaches (excluding Holloways Beach, Machans Beach), Palm Cove and Port Douglas areas.
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda
  • Smithfield Terminal
  • Red Peak Station
  • Barron Falls Station
  • Kuranda Terminal
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day
Not operating during planned maintenance

Duration

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 1½ hours one way.
Allow 20 minutes at each station.

What to Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottle of water
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Skyrail Diamond View Gondola Upgrade One Way - needs to be prebooked
  • Skyrail Canopy Glider - needs to be prebooked - only available on the 9:15am Skyrail up to Kuranda
  • The Kuranda Scenic Railway Gift Shop boasts a wide range of historical and Australian gifts including all your Kuranda Scenic Railway souvenirs.
  • Uprage totravel one way on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • One way or Return coach transfers
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy
  • Child's price applies to children age 4 - 14.
  • Infants under 4 travel free of charge.
  • Please add ALL children accompanying you on your booking request to ensure that everyone has a boarding pass.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.

No refund for bookings cancelled withihn 24 hours of departure.

Additional Information
  • Luggage cannot be carried on the cableway or the coach transfer service.
  • Smoking and the consumption of food and drinks is prohibited on the gondolas but eating and drinking are allowed at all Skyrail stations.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

lesley d

Reviewed on August 08, 2017

This tour was a great addition to our time in Cairns. Great scenery and the town was bigger than I had thought.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for feedback Lesley, Kuranda village is full of wonderful places to explore with lots of hidden treasures. We are glad you enjoyed your Kuranda day tour with the Skyrai & train.

Carlene S

Reviewed on April 27, 2017

It was wonderful experience. The train trip was terrific , loved the markets and the skyrail was spectacular

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Carlene - thanks for the feedback. It's always fantastic to hear the positive remarks we get from our guests on experiencing the ever popular Kuranda Rail & Skyrail.

Anthony G

Reviewed on April 06, 2017

Well organised - very helpful staff.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Anthony. Its great to hear you enjoyed Kuranda and The Tour Specialists look forward to helping you out again when you return to Far North Queensland.

jody H

Reviewed on March 26, 2017

Had a blast. The staff were super friendly.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Jody! It's fantastic to hear you had a great day out in Kuranda. The Skyrail & Scenic Rail are must dos in our region and The Tour Specialists are pleased to have helped you enjoy both whilst here in Cairns.

Jane B

Reviewed on January 23, 2017

A wonderful way to spend the day in cairns. A must do if holidaying. Beautiful scenery and everyone so friendly.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for the great feedback - Kuranda is a beautiful village in the rainforest and the Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail are the best way to explore. The Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your day.

Anna Maria D

Reviewed on January 10, 2017

We enjoyed it very much.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hello Anna, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway train tour. These tours are a great way to see our world heritage tropical rainforest and especially now in the wet-season months when the flora and fauna comes alive so to speak. We hope that you can pass on your experiences to your friends and family and we look forward to welcoming you back to Far North Queensland when it next suits.

Show More

Tour Code: 76

Prices From

au$103

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

Child: au$51.50
Family: au$257.50

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

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