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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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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 pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas in the world. Explore Kuranda, the village in the rainforest known for its markets, cafes, art galleries and wildlife parks. Return via the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to complete your rainforest day tour. Combine one of Cairns other leading attractions with your experience including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns - discover, encounter and immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unfortunately my ability to rate the Skyrail journey to its full extent was affected by the weather not the operators. I pre-booked this trip with my two teenage sons - one a photographer. We planned a full day: 1. 9:15am ride up to Barron Falls...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a great day, traveled up to Kuranda on the train and back down on the skyrail. What an amazing experience, even though the weather wasn’t the best, rain and cloud so you couldn’t see everything I think it made the trip going through the...More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed yesterday

7.5kms of sky rail - what a treat to experience. The rainforest, waterfalls and the two stops on the way were extremely impressive. I think this is a must do if you are visiting Cairns.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only did the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from Smithfield to Kuranda return at a cost of $79 Per person, I thought it was overpriced, you travel in 6 person gondolas traveling about 7km you do need to change Gondolas at one of the stations, we...More

Thank Still49
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of a day trip to Kuranda, with my trip up via the skyrail. The staff were not only very friendly, but helpful, and full of smiles. Such a nice trip. A must do when in CairnsMore

Thank TravellingDuo2018
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the world's oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail! We are glad you had an enjoyable day and have recommended Skyrail as a must-do Cairns experience. Skyrail places a strong emphasis on delivering high levels of customer service....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A long ride with fabulous views. Get off at each of the 2 stops for a short tour or lookout. Richie ranger is very interesting. The staff are all really friendly especially Briony. Give yourself lots of time in Karunda, especially the butterfly house. Frogs...More

Thank Jill M
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Skyrail experience including the scenic views across Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region and the ancient rainforest! We are glad you enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

the skyrail in fantastic. you get to glide over the rainforest canopy and see the trees and plantlife in the forest below. make sure you get off at the stops and catch the ranger talk.More

Thank gcgirlau
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the world's oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail! We are thrilled you consider Skyrail a must-do Cairns attraction and that you enjoyed the scenic views across Barron Gorge National Park and the ancient rainforest! Skyrail has...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time and it’s so worthed!! Awesome place to spend the day with family & to travel to Kuranda. Kids were so into learning the rainforest.More

Thank fidelianz
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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 enjoyed your Skyrail experience each time you have journeyed with us! If you think you would like to visit Skyrail regularly, check out the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation website....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the must visit place of Australia.One can enjoy cable ride of apprx. 11 km with spectacular view of dense forest as well as Cairns City with Ocean.More

Thank Darshini Dilip A
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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 rate Skyrail as a lifetime memorable experience and a must do in Australia! We are glad you enjoyed our spectacular views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There’s a wait to get on but it wasn’t too bad for us. Just be ready. The views were fantastic. Beautiful view of the coast and then remarkable views looking down on the rainforest. It was nice looking down instead of up for a change....More

Thank BrewNman
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the world's oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail! We are thrilled you enjoyed your day so much and that we exceeded your expectations with our scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, the Cairns region and...More

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730matthew
April 16, 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Greetings from the rainforest! In Kuranda the two stations are side by side however from the starting point the Skyrail terminal is located in Smithfield and the train station that you disembark from is located at... More
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Sol Y
March 31, 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Sol, if you are staying in Cairns or surrounding areas of the city most people will depart on Skyrail in the morning and return via the train or vice versa, depart via the train in the morning and return via Skyrail... More
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SBtraveler2630
March 13, 2018|
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It sure is! The rainforest really is different every day and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway operates every day of the year (excluding maintenance happening on various dates in April, May and June 2018 - see the special notices... More
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