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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Address: Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 4038 5555
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in...
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Type: Trams, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Sightseeing Tours
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. From Kuranda down and back or from Cairns return....amazing views above the equatorial rain forest canopy. Extending as far as the eye could see ......up to Red Peak gave an spectacular panoramic view of the sea around Cairns and the breeze blowing through the cab as we neared the top was refreshing. Barron Falls was disappointing... More 

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Brisbane
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were pressed for time so decided to take the skyrail both ways. It was the best option for us. I had thought the diamond upgrade would be a good idea but I was impressed by the honesty of the staff member who advised against it for our situation (we had to be back in time to get back on... More 

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Los Altos, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The whole experience with the cable car is unique. I like this part the best in the 3 part series of skyrail, 3 hour tour of kuranda wildlife, duck boat tour and aboriginal tour, back by train. The view from this cable car was stunning as it gives you an aerial view where you can spot some birds if lucky.... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

When visiting Cairns this is certainly an attraction not to be missed. We went up to Kuranda by rail and came back with the Sky Rail. I still believe this is the best option, it gives you the best experience overall. Going back via Skyrail gives you spectacular views! Great engineering work to have completed such a complex build over... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

We came up by rail, which was ok, but was easily eclipsed by the journey down on Skyrail! What spectacular views! And what an incredible engineering feat to have completed such a complex build at dizzying heights, and such incredible lengths. The stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak and the boardwalks were great, the staff were all incredibly friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What an amazing view. This is a must do. One staff member played a joke on my son when we were changing gondoliers, hilarious. Peaceful way to view this spectacular rainforest. We got the train up and were disappointed so definitely Skyrail both ways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did this trip Tuesday 2nd December 2014 and loved it. Decided to Skyrail there and also back instead of training it one way. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great photo opportunities all the way and Barron Falls pretty spectacular. Would love to see it in full flood. Well priced I think and staff helpful. A must if you go up... More 

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

G'day Ian S, Thank you for providing your comments on your recent Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience - it is great to hear that your loved it! It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing experience and that you took advantage of the many fantastic photo opportunities. Barron Falls is very spectacular and you are correct,... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a must do when in the Cairns area. The staff are very helpful & help you on& off also very safe. When on the view is great & to look down into the rainforest is breathtaking. There are stops & walkways to admire the area & the work they have done to make it such a great tourist... More 

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

Hi Paul S and greetings from Tropical North Queensland! Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience, the views of the rainforest canopy and our rainforest mid-stations (Red Peak and Barron Falls). Thank you for mentioning our staff and the helpful service that... More 

Griffith, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Been aching to do this for weeks and i was so excited when we finally got around to it. And it didn't let me down, the views are totally awesome, and the stops to walk around on the rainforest on the boardwalks were lovely. The staff were wonderful, so friendly and helpful! So worth it!

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

Hi Jon_Fi14 and greetings from Cairns! Thank you for sharing your Skyrail experience here on TripAdvisor, I am very pleased to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the views and also our rainforest mid-stations (Red Peak and Barron Falls). Thank you for mentioning our staff and the excellent customer... More 

Mineral Wells, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The ride down from the top was awesome. The view of the coast line was unlike any other around. Would recomend it to everyone.

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

Hi ransmi and greetings from Tropical North Queensland! Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and for providing such positive feedback on your experience and my appreciation for your recommendation to others. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Kevin Parise Director of Sales. More 

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