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“A pleasant journey”

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you've been in a cable car of any sort, this trip will hold no surprises whatsoever. I took the cableway up to Kuranda and until the trip started, didn't know that there were a couple of stops on the way. It is highly recommended that you get out and walk around at each stop - the rainforest is well, a rainforest so if you've been in one before, this will hold no surprises - except the views. The only downside is having to wait in long queues!

Thank Jandimere
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to travel on the Cairns Skyrail. This is a full day experience which costs around $100.00 per head (depending where you buy the tickets). I would say immediately that for the experience, $100.00 is very well spent. The day commences with a ride to a little village called "Kuranda" in the hills above Cairns. The ride takes about 2 1/2 hours and travels along and old mining trail. The views and the trip are nothing less than spectacular. The train does not travel much faster than walking pace, but is very steep and absolutely picturesque. On arrival at Kuranda, there is amply sufficient time to walk around the village, have lunch and relax in the local pub for at least a couple of beers. The return trip by cable car is just sensational. The car travels above the rain forest and down the mountain by a direct route to the cafe at the bottom wher your car is waiting to return you to your hotel. All in all, a spectacular and sensational day.

Thank GregNightingale
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went up to Kuranda village by scenic train which was also excellent and had tickets to come back via Skyrail. It was a wonderful experience, being suspended way above the rainforest, with incredible views and our own cable car, making it a personal experience. The sky rail stopped twice on the way down for photo opportunities at Barron Falls and Red Peake station, which were both worth a stop at. Excellent day out and highly recommend taking the train up and sky rail down.

Thank Rpops26
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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.

Thank Hlpblonde1
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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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