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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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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” (302 reviews)
“barron falls” (300 reviews)
“diamond view” (156 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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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cable cars were wonderful - highly recommend the diamond upgrade but even without very much worth it. Stunning scenery and well maintained cars. The stops along the way are nice although not very large (minimal environmental impact) and you don’t see anything you can’t see...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with us recently and sharing your experience with the travel community. We are glad you found the Skyrail experience and gondolas wonderful and recommend the Diamond View upgrade. We highly recommend visitors alight from the cableway...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have beautiful weather on the morning of Christmas Eve, but it was a fun ride with amazing views of the rain forest and gorge! We got to step down and walk through the rain forest 2 times between Smithfield and Kuranda...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting Skyrail recently and sharing your experience with the world! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed breathtaking views of the ancient rainforest during beautiful weather. Thanks for taking the time to explore the forest floor at our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sail over the rain forest with great views. You are very high so may be an issue for those that are afraid of heights. 2 stops on the journey provide optional breaks on this trip which is a comfortable length for all (kids included). Worth...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest recently and sharing the great experience you shared with us! We highly recommend alighting from the gondola to explore our rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, including complimentary Ranger Guided Tours. Thanks again for visiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First part lovely views of Cairns and sea. After that rain forest and rain forest, boring! Didn't see any wildlife, birds, butterflies, reptiles etc! As for booking a ride down you have to choose an allocated time down when you book going up, not knowing...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, We are glad to hear you enjoyed lovely views of the forest and surrounds of Cairns. We are sorry to hear that you found the rest of your experience boring, there is an abundance of life in the forest which can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are locals with visiting family and were very disappointed at the wait times at the Red Peak interchange. On arrival at the station we were told that it was a 10 minute walk. However in addition to that it was a 40 minute wait...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with your family recently. We are sorry to hear of the logistics you encountered at Red Peak Station. Skyrail is booked in 15 minute time allocations to allow for a steady flow of visitors and monitor...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family party of 6 travelled up to Kuranda first thing, which was lovely as it wasn't too hot yet. Tickets were purchased in advance and easy to collect at the office. Staff were friendly and helpful.More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting Skyrail recently and sharing your efficient and enjoyable experience. We are thrilled to hear your family had a lovely day exploring the rainforest with us. We are very glad to hear you booked your experience in advance and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled up to Kuranda on the train and then back down on Skyrail. We had prebooked a diamond view gondola and arrived to find it ready for us at the scheduled time. We had 3 small children who loved being able to float over...More

Thank Sarox210
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest with us recently and sharing your family's experience. We are glad you all enjoyed the Diamond View experience. Our apologies that the staff didn't offer to send the stroller separately sooner, however, we are glad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately I was very disappointed with Skyrail customer service. I am a Cairns resident and my Parents and my sister and her family were visiting from South-East Queensland. My sister was very keen to experience the Skyrail with her husband and children. We came up...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, We are sorry to hear your disappointment with the service provided by our ticketing counter staff recently. Our priority is to serve all of our pre-booked visitors in the ticketing queue first to allow them to receive their tickets and join...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly staff would be the highlight of the trip, some of the views on the cable cars were interesting. Overpriced and stuffed with tourists, the long queues,waits and tat from the tourist shop were frustrating. If u love bring a tourist and taking lots...More

1  Thank natashachristie2016
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest with us recently. We are glad that our friendly staff were a highlight of your visit, and you enjoyed the views of the forest. We are sorry to hear of the disappointment during your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time doing this. It was the most beautiful day with spectacular scenery. The cable cars came so quickly so very little waiting. The staff were wonderfuly helpful and friendly. We have a 1 and 3 year old and it was perfect...More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest with your family recently, we are very happy to hear you had a fabulous outing with us enjoying a beautiful day and spectacular scenery. Thanks also for mentioning our wonderful helpful and friendly staff, we...More

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Vickie D
25 November 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Vickie, Yes Kuranda is full of Cafe's and Restaurants. Skyrail also has Canopy Cafe at our Smithfield Terminal which is open all day. We look forward to seeing you in the rainforest!
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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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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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