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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Address: Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number:
+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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Very nice ride

It is the longest cable car we have ever taken. Nice ride and you can hop off at 2 stations to have a little walk. My son likes itl.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the longest cable car we have ever taken. Nice ride and you can hop off at 2 stations to have a little walk. My son likes itl.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I traveled on these on the way back home. Found them more enjoyable than the scenic railway. The views were awesome and it seemed a very quick ride. Nice people working at the stations.Would recommend this even if afraid of heights, as I was.

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Thank Gabby J
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were two families with 6 kids between 9 and 2. Cable cars can fit single prams but you will need to fold them up. Basically it's a trip over the forest with one stop you have to get off and rejoin the line to keep going. Kids enjoyed the view and how high up you are. You end up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful experience. Very calm atmosphere which fitted perfectly with soaring above the trees. Highly recommended. All passengers in the queue were allowed to have gondolas for just there group, so for us as a couple this made it more special. We followed on with the Kuranda Railway to complete the day.

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

Greetings 441smm, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with us recently and sharing your wonderful day with fellow travellers here on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed the calm atmosphere of the rainforest whilst gliding above the canopy and exploring the forest floor. We are so glad you had such a... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be welcomed by friendly staff and be directed to the cabins. You would be amazed with the beauty of rainforest, river and waterfalls. You wil not want to leave Barron Waterfall the biggest and the most beautiful waterfall there. We went up by Skyrail and wend down by historic railroad to try both and we loved both. At... More 

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Thank Reese J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up on train and came down by skyrail! The train ride was nice and normal, a bit hot on a summer day without air con. The Skyrail was wonderful with the magnificent rainforest underneath. The ride was pretty long about 45mins. The two stops along the way provided us the opportunity of viewing Baron Falls from a different... More 

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Thank Feng F
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth it to take the Skyrail back down from the rainforest. If you have any fear of heights there are times in the ride where you question your judgement. It's worth it in the end!

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Thank TravelerD2017
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled with a large family group making this an expensive exercise, Smithfield to Kuranda, however the views from the cable cars were simply amazing. We loved it. You get off the cable car twice breaking up the long haul up to Kuranda. You can see way out to sea on a clear day, views are sensational. Also travel above... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a lovely day out. Very scenic soaring above the rain forest in the cable cars on the way up to Karanda and then a lovely old fashioned rail journey back down the mountain in the train. Karanda was a lovely little town which we walked around (a little bit of uphill stretch from the cable cars to the... More 

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Thank Brenda L
Paramatta Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled on Saturday and we had an amazing experience , great service very friendly and helpful staff, the views are magnificent, the little stops in between are also well recommended to have a look at. This is definitely a must do in Cairns

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