Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience tour spans 7.5km over Australia's pristine tropical rainforests. You'll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail's two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience. A Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience will take approximately 1 and a half hours one way, or 2 and a half hours return.

Skyrail can be easily packaged with a number of Cairns' other leading attractions, creating a unique and versatile day tour. A popular option is to combine your journey with Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 100 years ago, this historic train winds its way through the mountains between Cairns and Kuranda. Kuranda Scenic Railway also offers a Gold Class upgrade on selected services. Gold Class is a specially built carriage designed for comfort featuring larger viewing windows, food and beverage service to your seat, expanded audio-visual commentary system and a special gift pack.


Smithfield Terminal: Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas and provides a convenient embarkation or disembarkation point.

Red Peak Station: As you approach your first rainforest mid-station, Red Peak, your gondola will descend through the canopy layers and take you deep in the forest. Here, Skyrail's Rangers provide regular guided boardwalk tours sharing their knowledge on these ancient tropical forests.

Barron Falls Station: On approach to Barron Falls Station you will enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, a deep chasm lined with dense rainforest vegetation. Easy access walkways at Barron Falls Station take you to three separate lookouts providing breathtaking views of Barron Gorge and Barron Falls. Here you can also visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Kuranda: From Barron Falls, your Skyrail experience continues through the mountains before gliding over the mighty Barron River and arriving at Skyrail's Kuranda Terminal.

Itinerary Options

Skyrail including Scenic Railway: One Way Skyrail Experience & One Way Kuranda Scenic Railway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Return Skyrail Experience

Diamond View Gondola Upgrade: Upgrade your Skyrail experience with a Diamond View Gondola, featuring glass flooring for an even better Skyrail experience of the rainforest canopy. Guests travelling in Diamond View Gondolas will have a dedicated boarding queue. Available as a one way experience only. Maximum 5 passengers per gondola.

Canopy Glider Upgrade: Upgrade your Skyrail experience to a Canopy Glider Gondola. Travel in an open-air gondola with an experienced Skyrail Ranger as your guide and experience uninterrupted 360 degree views. The gondola is exposed to the elements so a variety of weather conditions may be experienced. Maximum 4 passengers per gondola. Minimum age is 10 years and children must be accompanied by an adult. Weight & health restrictions also apply.


  • 360 degree views of Cairns, the mountains and the Coral Sea
  • Options to visit Kuranda
  • Soar above Tropical Rainforest
  • See the Barron Falls


  • Free WiFi at the Smithfield & Kuranda Terminals & at the Barron Falls Station


Departure Times: Will be confirmed at the time of reservation

Additional Info

Children: 4 to 14 years inclusive are charged at the child rate. (Note age restrictions apply for the Canopy Glider)
Hours of Operation: 9.00am - 5.15pm. Skyrail does not operate on Christmas Day.
Operated by: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Edge Lookout
Ranger Tour - Red Peak
Barron Falls
Western Ranger
Red Peak Ranger Tour
Diamond View Gondola
Canopy Glider Barron Falls
Aerial shot
Skyrail Bus
Interpretation Centre
Barron Gorge