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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Address: Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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+61 7 4038 5555
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in...

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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This was a lovely day out. Very scenic soaring above the rain forest in the cable cars on the way up to Karanda and then a lovely old fashioned rail journey back down the mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a lovely day out. Very scenic soaring above the rain forest in the cable cars on the way up to Karanda and then a lovely old fashioned rail journey back down the mountain in the train. Karanda was a lovely little town which we walked around (a little bit of uphill stretch from the cable cars to the... More 

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Paramatta Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled on Saturday and we had an amazing experience , great service very friendly and helpful staff, the views are magnificent, the little stops in between are also well recommended to have a look at. This is definitely a must do in Cairns

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic and trip above the rain forest, such an amazing thing to do to look down on the trees and glide through them. If you take this trip you must stop at every cable car stop and take the short boardwalks they are so informative and just beautiful. It is so hard to believe that some of these... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled up to Kuranda by train which was great & after a few hours in Kuranda travelled back down on the Skyrail. What an experience. Up above the rainforest. The views are spectacular. If you don't like heights don't look down! The cabins seat 6 so ample viewing. The staff were very professional & helpful. This is a must... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Skyrail cable car ride from Kuranda down to the coastal plains passes just above the rainforest canopy with superb views of the landscape. The cars have plenty of windows so you can see out easily. The ride is exhilarating but a little scary too at times as you trundle past the pylons or cross a gorge. There are several... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Defiantly recommend doing this if you go to Cairns. The views are amazing and is a great day out. The sky rail goes to a town called Kuranda which had cafes, markets and different things to do. I loved the butterfly sanctuary.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a cool breeze through the cable car so that it is not too hot. There are long queues at both at Kuranda and again when you are required to change cars near the end. This was a special experience.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I travelled from Kuranda back down to the Skyrail terminal using the Skyrail (as part of a tour to Kuranda), and the views are tremendous. You get a birds-eye view of the rainforest and get to see flora and fauna that you might not otherwise see. Take the time to get off at the various stops on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I traveled here in January (their summer/rainy season) so it was indeed wet and rainy. When it did rain hard they had to stop the cables for a bit and you feel kind of stuck up there super duper high up! It starts making some cranking noises and such....I kinda wish I had taken the Railway for the scenery instead... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Skyrail provides magnificent views of the Cairns region coastline and on a clear day you can see out to Green Is. Second leg of journey takes you over the Barron River and the Falls. You can get off in two places. The first allows a rainforest walk and the second views over the Falls. The gondolas have a capacityy... More 

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