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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Skyrail's concept is wonderful - amazing views from atop the rainforest. The guide at the first intermediate station (the lower one of the two) gave a short tour which was very well done. The upper intermediate station was "under redevelopment" so besides the view of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeremy512
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was such a nice way to come down the mountain over the rainforest canopy. We were on this during a rather wet day but that made it all the more epic. The clouds forming over the trees and for a 2 year old, riding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ReviewerElite16
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had a great day exploring. As you mentioned wet weather really makes the rainforest more epic. In wet weather the rainforest comes alive with more vivid greens, a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself and my son thoroughly enjoyed the ride up the Skyrail, and would recommend it as an experience for anyone visiting Cairns region. However, this review is actually the only way you have provide to us to offer some constructive feedback on your chaotic management...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank George M
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Thank you for your feedback. Skyrail operations on occasion are impacted by severe weather conditions. Skyrail monitors the weather continuously and depending on weather activity, with a focus on the safety and comfort of our guests, it may be deemed necessary to suspend...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We are thankful to our hotel and Skyrail for us having the opportunity to get on the Skyrail at Smithsfield. Starting at the base cableway travels up to the village of Kuranda passing just above the rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. It has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DivakarP17
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had a great day exploring including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest canopy. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great quick trip over the world heritage park. Incredible views, despite not being able to see coast due to cloud. The weather was not what we expected but it was still an amazing experience. Up high over the tree top canopy it is incredible to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FiFiDJ
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for sharing your review of Skyrail. We are thrilled that you had an amazing experience including the scenic views of the tropical rainforest. Wet weather certainly brings out a new side to the ancient rainforest with more vivid greens...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Kuranda Scenic Railway up to Kuranda and took the Skyrail back down. I am afraid of heights but thoroughly enjoyed the Skyrail experience, feeling very safe in the gondolas. They travel at a good speed and it is amazing what you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michellev207
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for sharing your review of Skyrail. We are glad you had a great day exploring the ancient rainforest including the amazing scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the lush...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the chaotic aftermath of the Skyrail being shutdown due to bad weather. No one begrudges putting passenger safety first however there appeared to be no plan B. The staff did the best they could however it was obvious that many of them had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Funsized70
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there Thank you for your feedback. Skyrail operations on occasion are impacted by severe weather conditions and with a focus on the safety and comfort of our guests, it is deemed necessary to suspend operations on occasion. We have in place, well-planned and previously...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the skyrail on a sunny and hot january day after arriving in Cairns. Was very easy to find and ample parking. We had booked the skyrail on the way up and train on the way down, but the train was not running on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sabineyboo
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for sharing your review of Skyrail. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time exploring the ancient rainforest, including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the Skyrail to go to Kurunda and had a fun time. We did the diamond class which has an open window bottom. Though it did not cost all that much extra, it really was not worth it. There were great views, including a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bostonfamilydoc
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had a fun time exploring including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest canopy. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a return trip to Cairns with Skyrail which included the skyrail experience and a return with the Kuranda Scenic Railway experience. Tour was organized perfectly and provided plenty of nice photo-ops. Everybody got his or her cablecar which is a big plus. Stops at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1984mk
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled to hear you had a great day exploring including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest...More

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lilaclolly
November 17, 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is one of, if not the, safest cableway in the world. We conduct service, system and safety checks everyday and throughout the day as well as regular maintenance. We have a full maintenance team on... More
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mckenziec561
November 9, 2018|
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Response from ElysianJG | Reviewed this property |
I think so. We departed on the Skyrail at about 10 and were on the train at 2.30, arriving back at about 3.30. In Kuranda we only did the three animal parks which are very small and had lunch at a cafe. You could fit in... More
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Shrida G
November 2, 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Shrida Skyrail prides itself on being an inclusive, all ages and abilities experience. The entire experience is wheelchair and pram accessible. When boarding and leaving the gondolas our friendly team can slow and stop... More
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