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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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US$ 130.10*
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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US$ 173.74*
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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US$ 428.28*
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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“barron falls” (303 reviews)
“diamond view” (158 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 yesterday via mobile

Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, it was adventurous and exciting. Best way to see the rainforest. Every stop has a beautiful look out and on top there is a little cute village where you can get lunch

Thank esmator1001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the skyrail home and enjoyed the relaxing and great view all the way down! Staff are excellent!

Thank Kayla L
Reviewed 2 days ago

book online for a discount, get ther early to avoid standing in queues, we had a very calm and enjoyable glide to and from karunda. No a/c so try and sit next to one the sides to get a nice breeze. Beautiful scenery of the...More

Thank lannie62
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great day riding the train up. Then shopping at the markets then the cable car back down the mountain. Staff were great and most of them were friendly.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the skyrail on the 15th of feb 2018. It is a lovely view woth an interesting difference. It does take a bit of courage though.

Thank BecnBaylor8914
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice view over the top of the rain forest - the stops are nice to get out and look at the falls, get an idea of the bugs that are in the area. The trip takes a little time to get the little...More

Thank Coug8491
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for bringing the family to see visiting the ancient rainforest on Skyrail recently. We are glad you enjoyed your time exploring the forest with us and learning about its inhabitants. We recommend 1.5 hours for a one way experience...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This gondola ride takes you through the treetops of the rainforest. You can start at Smithfield just a few minutes from Cairns, or you can travel up into the mountains to Kuranda. My recommendation would be to take the heritage rail line from Cairns up...More

Thank Lawrence S
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with us recently and sharing your experience flying over the canopy. Thanks for sharing your travel tips with fellow travellers. Skyrail can be enjoyed in either direction and is easily combined with some of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the most expensive way to make the trip but absolutely worth every dollar. You get to travel in an open basket with your own Guide. Our guide Phil was really knowledgeable and his enthusiasm as he took us round the boardwalk areas at...More

Thank Richard C
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with us recently and thank you also for upgrading your journey to our premium Canopy Glider Experience. This experience includes a fully guided personalised tour by a Skyrail Ranger in an open-air gondola. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The views are astounding , looking down on the rainforest and the multitude of different trees....the steady progress of the gondola ensures you have time to absorb everything...More

Thank terry187047
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 with Skyrail and sharing the astounding views you enjoyed and the multitude of different plants and trees. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed absorbing everything from above and below the canopy. We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this journey down from the rain forest back to level ground. The views were amazing, the cableway was so stable I felt very very safe. The views unbelievable. The staff at the stations were so helpful much like everyone else in Australia.More

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

Greetings from the rainforest, We are thrilled to hear you loved every aspect of your experience into the ancient rainforest with us including the amazing views, stable and safe cableway, unbelievable views and helpful staff. We are glad you found all Australian's so wonderful and...More

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nzgirl68
12 February 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Greetings from the rainforest, We recommend 2-3 hours spent in Kuranda, depending on the activities you wish to enjoy whilst you are there. We have written a great blog on our website that lists 20 things to do in Kuranda... More
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Vickie D
24 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
14 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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