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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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$166.12*
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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$124.39*
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Palm Cove
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 16, 2012

My partner and I did the skyrail up and took advantage of all the stops. The plan was to get the skyrail up and just get a transfer back. When we got to Kuranda and had a walk around we couldn't find any transfers. We asked at the tourist information centre and were told to wait in front of the butterfly park. Went to the butterfly park, ask a driver there and he told us to get on the free shuttle. We get on that and got transferred to the skyrail in Kuranda. That driver told us to wait in front of the coke machine on the main road for a transfer back. There was a bench near a coke machine with no signs so we waited there. A bus pulled up and we asked that driver about it and he never heard of transfer back to the main terminal but to ask for Johnno's bus (how are we supposed to know who that is?) and he might be able to tell us more. By this stage an hour and a half had passed so we just went to the rail station and caught the scenic rail back- which was fantastic. I thought the day was brilliant, but having better information at Kuranda would have been fantastic.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you want to show kids what a rainforest looks like ,and you're on a timeline, this is an easy and approachable way to do it.

The whole ride is about an hour each way to Kuranda (with two intermediate stops that you can spend time at, or not, at your option).

Lovely way to get a visual sense of where you are - and what is out there - in just a few hours.

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The trip over the rainforest by skyrail was spectacular. At the first station a ranger can identify some of the trees in the rainforest. At the second station, the interpretive centre had some informative interactive displays which explained the science and history behind the rainforest. We chose to also do the Djabugay tour where we were welcomed to country by a traditional owner, and were led through the rainforest along tracks. We heard all about the way the rainforest plants can be used for food, medicine, tools and weapons. We saw how traditional shelters were made and heard stories of the dreamtime near a secret billabong. Our guide was knowledgable and friendly. It was by far the highlight of our trip to Cairns. Do not confuse this with the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Experience which is in a building near the skyrail terminal near Cairns.

Thank bronjen
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We enjoyed the view from the Skyrail and from the train ride. We thought the Skyrail is scary because it was really high but it is not scary. We also love the old train. It's well maintained and nice.

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Skyrail is a unique experience that takes you through the rainforest and to the small tourist town of Kuranda. It's a good time and there are some things to do in Kuranda, mostly shopping and eating. Do not plan to stay the whole day though, a half day is really all you need.

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