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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (293 reviews)
“barron falls” (293 reviews)
“diamond view” (148 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

If you only plan to come here once in your life then you may as well give yourself the experience that makes things truly memorable. My wife and I paid the extra for the Canopy Glider tour and from start to finish we could not...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip was highly recommended by other reviewers and there is a good reason for it. The views were lovely and it went on for much longer than I had anticipated. The first stop has a guide to take you around the short boardwalk if...More

Thank 917jodi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pay the extra and get the Diamond View car. You get an excellent view through the glass floor and more often than not, you are not lining up with a bunch of other people for the standard car !

Thank Daniele_Toni
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was a little disappointed with this because I had heard it was a great way to see a lot of birds. We didn't see any. My husband and I had a car all to ourselves for the first part of the way down. There...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail recently. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the lack of bird sightings and hope that you took the opportunity to visit Birdworld whilst in Kuranda...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Headed up to Kuranda on the Skyrail. Had no wait for a gondola to take us up. Fabulous views over the rainforest and beyond. Well worth taking the time to stop off for the boardwalk through the rainforest. Make sure you join a ranger led...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting Skyrail and the rainforest of Tropical North Queensland recently. We are very happy to hear you felt the Ranger Guided Tours at Red Peak Station were informative and brought the rainforest and local culture to life! Our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow is really to only word. As someone who is afraid of heights, I did this, ok so I closed my eyes nearly all the way up from Smithfield and was relieved when we touched down at Red Peak Station but so glad I made...More

Thank JMR0967
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with Skyrail recently and sharing your experience with the world. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed seeing nature at its best with us! Thanks for mentioning Ranger Phil and his Ranger Guided Tour - these...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Counter staff were friendly, but carriage staff were miserable. It was not particularly busy when I travelled wi my sister from overseas, but we were still forced to sit in a carriage with strangers, which made the photo opportunity pointless, who wants a holiday snap...More

Thank Mel L
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest recently and sharing your comments. We are delighted to hear you have visited the rainforest frequently with us and that our staff are nice and friendly. Where possible we endeavour to provide guests with their...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went as a group of three, all in our twenties. We paid for a package to get the gondola to kuranda and the scenic railway back to the sky rail base for $110. We were told at the sky rail base that if we...More

Thank Hannah K
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the ancient Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland with Skyrail. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the Skyrail experience and exploring our rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. We advise our guests...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I left my reading glasses on one of the gondolas on the way to Kuranda. When I realised they were missing I went back to the Skyrail desk and they organised to have the glasses sent up from Red Hill in time for me to...More

Thank fengshuidel
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting and sharing your lovely comments. We are thrilled to hear our wonderful team assisted to reunite you with your glasses from our Red Peak Station. Our team are more than happy to go above and beyond the call...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and went to skyrail gift shop to purchase a large gecko for a family member: This had to be posted and I asked if they had a box, the girls behind the counter didn’t but they found some large bubble wrap...More

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Wonderful news, thank you very much for a great review of our Gift Shop and friendly and helpful staff who offered you amazing service recently. We have passed your glowing review to our management team to recognise them for a job...More

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consewong
15 September 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Yes most certainly, there are toilets at all of our terminals and mid stations. There are also a number of public toilets in Kuranda, the village in the rainforest and on the Kuranda train and at their stations. Is there... More
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consewong
15 September 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi There, do you mean flies, i.e. insects? There are many insects in the rainforest, however, majority of them will not be near you during your visit. There are certainly not thousands flying around. Is there anything else... More
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Diane L
17 July 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Diane, thanks for your enquiry. A one way Skyrail experience takes 1.5hrs and a return Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience takes 2.5hrs. This includes around 20 minutes spent at each of the two rainforest mid-stations... More
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