Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns, the Skyrail experience offers 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 the Red Peak and Barron Falls.
The Skyrail experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2-2½ hours return including time spent at two rainforest stations. It can commence or conclude at either Smithfield or Kuranda, depending on your direction of travel. Please refer to the Trip Planner for approximate timings and suggested itineraries during your Skyrail experience.
The flexibility of Skyrail allows this unique rainforest experience to be enjoyed in a few hours, or extended over an entire day. Package with Cairns’ other leading attractions such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway to create an unforgettable day tour.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.
A one way Skyrail experience should take approximately 1½ hours, this includes spending time at the two rainforest stations Red Peak and Barron Falls.
Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical precinct. Enhance your experience and unlock the secrets of the ancient rainforest at the new Rainforest Discovery Zone at Red Peak, put the story of the rainforest in your hands with the Skyrail Interpretive App and Audio Guide and experience the beautiful Barron Falls and Gorge like never before from the Edge Lookout.
Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes drive north from Cairns city or 50 minutes south from Port Douglas. Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal is located a short walk from the famous village of Kuranda, where you’ll be able to enjoy rainforest walks, the local attractions and shopping.
What's Included in a Skyrail Experience?
Free parking at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience including the Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations, Ranger Guided Tour and Rainforest Discovery Zone at Red Peak, Entry to the CSIRO Interpretation Centre & historical precinct at Barron Falls, Spectacular viewing platforms including The Edge Lookout taking in the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park , Skyrail Interpretive App and Audio Guide ,Free time to explore Kuranda – the Village in the Rainforest
Skyrail's hours of operation are 8:45am to 5:15pm; bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals from 8:45am to 2:45pm for a return journey, or 3:30pm for a one-way journey. Please advised your preferred time when making a booking
A one way Skyrail experience is suitable for self-drivers. This assumes you will not require transfers from your accommodation. NB: When booking a one way Skyrail experience only, you will need to make your own way either to or from Kuranda or Smithfield Terminal, to return to your vehicle at the completion of the experience.
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.
Self Drive: If you have your own vehicle, or are using public transport, you will not require transfers from your accommodation. You will need to make your own way to the terminal