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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was fantastic, staff were so helpful and friendly, all amenities were spotless. The walks and views at the stops are not taxing on the body, truly, an awesome experience. We paid the few dollars extra for a glass bottom cable car, this was worth the view, but only one in ten cars have a glass bottom, so if the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I think this is a must-do if you're in Cairns. It's about a 15 minute drive to the bottom of the skyrail, the views are amazing. The lookouts of the falls are breathtaking, and once you're at the top, Kuranda is a lovely town to walk around. We didn't fork out the extra money for the diamond view, and I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very exciting activity but very scarey but safe. I'm glad I did this was an experience I wouldn't of wanted to miss, I look back on my photos and think that was an exciting adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took the one way ride through to Kuranda in a Diamond view gondola.......quite simply brilliant! Great views, the two stops along the way were great to view the rainforest and Barron Falls, and staff all the way through were fantastic. Great attraction, a Skyrail ride is worth every cent!

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We found this enjoyable and a great experience. We had a normal car but you can pay extra and have a car with a glass bottom, that is if you like heights???? The views are spectacular and sliding across the top of the rain forest is a thing to remember.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was unbelievable how close you are to the trees and that the whole journey was so long and enjoyable. They did a great job! If you do not share the gondola with people who talk all the time, then you have got the chance to listen to the sounds of nature. The two stops in between were nice and... More

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's a little expensive but well worth it. After being a little hesitant about the heights involved, we settled down and enjoyed the trip up the hill and the guided tours at the stop-off points. It was most enjoyable. The walk into Kuranda itself, while a little steep initially, was leisurely and interestingly interspersed with locals who tried every which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The scenery is spectacular, a very enjoyable day. We had visited almost 10 years ago and still enjoyed it again!! It was also very interesting to see the growth around the area in that time.

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Birtinya, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The skyrail was great. It was a clear day with perfect views. We had a "diamond pod" for on the way to Kurunda and a regular pod on the way back. I'm glad we chose the diamond pod for half the trip - would not have appreciated it as much for the return trip. With the glass floor we were... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The scenery is just spectacular and the skyrail pods are fantastic. I we did not go on the diamond pod - but I think we saw just as much without being distracted. The walk to Kuranda Markets was only about 7 mins with slight uphill climb.

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