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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
61 7 4038 5555
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Smithfield
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Type: Trams, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World... more » Owner description: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. « less
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Bury, Lancs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The skyrail was not too busy the day we were there so each group could have their own cable car. You get a good view in the normal car so not sure that upgrading to the diamond one with glass bottom is really necessary. You can get off twice. The first stop we had a very interesting little tour with... More

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Sebastopol, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took the Aboriginal Park tour first and it was one of the best attractions of the day. The demonstrations were excellent and very educational. They didn't take too long and the staff at the facility were great, a must see add-on. The Skyrail ride was awesome as were the stops along the way. We took the train ride home... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this trip , such a great way to see the rainforest. We got the Skyrail up in to the rainforest and came back on the railway. Views were amazing and the cable cars were a little scary (a bit high) but we soon got used to it. We had a nice walk around each station, around the village... More

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SkyrailMarketing, Director of Sales at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hi Lauradennison, Thank you for posting your review. I am so pleased to hear that you 'really enjoyed' your Skyrail experience and that you took the time to explore our mid-stations as well. I am also happy to hear that you were able to book online and the adjustment to your tour transfers, once you arrived, were able to be... More

Surrey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If in the Cairns area the Skyrail is not to be missed, flying high above the vast rainforest. There are two stations to get off at to explore around. The best way to go up is by Scenic Railway to Kurunda and then back by Skyrail to enjoy the Barron Falls on the way up.

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SkyrailMarketing, Director of Sales at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Thank you for taking to time to provide feedback on your Skyrail experience and for your review title "A must do attraction". By your comments it is evident that you had a great day. Skyrail's Barron Falls mid-station which provides outstanding views of the Barron Gorge and falls from 3 lookouts, historical and interpretive displays and the Rainforest... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We booked this from the UK and everything went smoothly. The capsules are quite small and would probably take 4 adults at most. There are lots of capsules that are on the move continuously. We got off a couple of times, wondered around and ended up at Karunda. There's plenty to see, lots of photos to take and umbrellas available... More

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SkyrailMarketing, Director of Sales at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hi MGW140165, Thank you for posting your TripAdvsior review. It is fantastic to hear that you think that Skyrail is a 'brilliant way to see the rainforest'. Skyrail has 114 gondolas and each can carry up to a maximum of 6 guests. Our new Diamond View (glass floor) gondolas take up to 5 guests. Skyrail also provides umbrellas at each... More

london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went with family 3 adults and 2 kids (6&7) . We paid the extra and upgraded to Diamond class which was so worth it saw the rainforest from all angles which was amazing . The kids thought it was sooo cool, and the view is beautiful , bit bumpy going over the pilons ( a bit scary for those scared... More

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SkyrailMarketing, Director of Sales at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hi TravellingPrincess83, Thank you for your feedback - your comments are greatly appreciated. I am so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed our new Diamond View Gondolas - it is great to hear such positive feedback, in particular that the kids thought it was 'sooo cool'! :) Once again, thank you for your review. Regards, Kevin Parise Director of... More

Limerick, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a beautiful way to experience a Rainforest. A bit scarey when it started to go higher on the cable, but it is very safe. Got off at first stop and met a brilliant guide who relayed excellent information on trees, plants and the rainforest. It really is a must see and do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
46 attraction reviews
607 helpful votes 607 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We enjoyed our excursion on Skyrail very much...we booked the day before via our hotel concierge, opting for Skyrail up to Kuranda and back since we'd taken the train on a previous trip. Skyrail itself was marvelous...great views and the walkways let you really feel the natural environment. There was a lot of rain the week we were there, so... More

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port douglas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Enjoyed our day thoroughly, kids loved it, could be a little more affordable so you would come back more often. Otherwise very fun :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I did the skyway up and the train down. The skyway (gondolas) is a unique way of seeing the rainforest canopy. I paid for the Diamond View but thought that the see-through floor didn't give me a perspective I couldn't see by looking out of the windows. In fact for the last part of the journey into Kuranda, I got... More

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