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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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09:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:15
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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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

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An incredible must see view

Obviously, if you only have one day in Cairns you have to go out and see the reef. But if you're here for two days you must take the Sky Rail. The views are breathtaking. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Obviously, if you only have one day in Cairns you have to go out and see the reef. But if you're here for two days you must take the Sky Rail. The views are breathtaking. You cross a spectacular river, see waterfalls, and float right about the tree line. Plus you can hear the sounds of the rainforest. There are... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can take the railroad train one way and the cable cars the other way. However, after reading some Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to ride the cable cars both ways - and we are glad we did. We were to get off at two stops - to walk around and look at the exhibits. The rain forests is truly... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each stop off is very beautiful and the views of the top of the forest is exciting. At the top there is a cute village where you can by a range of tourist souvenirs. It is a good attraction for the family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, fantastic what else is there to say, not for the really faint hearted but really a very safe cable car trip over the top of the tropical rainforest as it stretches it way up the mountains. You have to actually chang cable cars twice during the 25 minute journey up to Kuranda. The views are breathtaking so make sure... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What sheer delight travelling up and sometimes over he canopy of the rainforest for over four and a half miles. I have been in a few gondolas in my time but nothing compares to this. The cableway is split into three distinct parts. Leg one is from near Cairns to Red Peak, the second from Red Peak to Barron's Fall... More 

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest 585Rodney585 Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with our fellow travellers here on TripAdvisor and for recommending us to visitors of the region. A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2-2½ hours return, this accounts for time spent at the two rainforest mid stations, Red Peak and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Skim over the canopy of the rainforest and get close views of the plants, birds and wildlife. Pleasant ride, little motion and quite comfortable. Sit back and enjoy your 4.7 mile trek. A must do.

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

G’day GoesBoom Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway recently and recommending us to all your fellow travellers as a Must Do experience whilst in Cairns. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway stretches 7.5kms across the pristine rainforests of Tropical North Queensland offering stunning vistas of the rainforest, Barron Gorge and the surrounding Cairns area along the way. Skyrail glides just metres above... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and breathtaking. We did our Kuranda day tour with Scenic Railway up and Skyrail back. If you are a bit afraid of heights, it may work out better Skyrail up and Railyway back.

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest Bec Z Thank you for your recent visit to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and sharing your experience of the breathtaking views. Red Peak station is Skyrail’s highest station at 545 metres above sea level, it offers uninterrupted and spectacular views all the way across Cairns and out to the Coral Sea. Due to the increased flexibility of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After taking the Kuranda Railway up the mountain, took the Skyrail back down. Beautiful views of the rainforest and the city of Cairns and the Tasman Sea in the distance. Not at all scary!

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

G’day Easy2bGreen Thank you for visiting the rainforest with Skyrail recently and taking the time to share your thoughts with our fellow travellers on the amazing views during your experience. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers two very unique perspectives, one from high above the canopy and the other just as spectacular on the forest floor. We are glad to hear you... More 

Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was really good. I am not that fond of heights so we did the skyrail in the morning and did the rail back in the afternoon

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

G’day from the rainforest Lisa W We are delighted you decided to experience Skyrail despite your uncertainty of heights and that you had a wonderful day. The safety and experience levels of our wonderful staff provide instant reassurance. They take great pride in ensuring all our guests leave feeling content and happy from their time in the rainforest. Skyrail can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled up on the train and back on the sky rail. Was a bad wind storm the night before so our train was over an hour late. Didn't give us a great deal of time in Kuranda but the views are amazing and the story of the building of the railroad very interesting.

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the Tropics Sandra M Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. The rainforest vistas from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway sure are stunning and we are delighted you had the opportunity to soak these up during your recent visit with us. We hope to see you back in the tropical rainforests of North Queensland again... More 

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