World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest


World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located just 15 minutes north of Cairns city and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over and deep into Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area that has survived against all odds to become the home of the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest.

Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape; glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy before descending to explore the rainforest close up.

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Discover ancient tropical rainforest

Enjoy a one-way or return (round trip) Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience or combine Skyrail with the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to create the perfect half or full day rainforest itinerary.

Kuranda Scenic Railway passing Robbs monument

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Compliment your Skyrail experience by including Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 130 years ago, this historic train winds its way through the mountains between Cairns and Kuranda.


Official Skyrail image overlooking coral sea with rainforest in the background

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Enjoy a unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest as you glide above the ancient canopy before descending to explore the forest floor.


What Does the World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest Look Like in Spring?

Explore the hidden wonders of Red Peak’s boardwalk. Natures beauty surrounding you is just the beginning of a day discovering the ancient rainforest. 🌿

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get up close to Din Din (Barron Falls) and the deep gorge below? At The Edge Lookout you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of this ancient landscape.


Surround them in nature to let their imagination and sense of adventure run free as they discover #theancientrainforest. 😀🌿 @tiffany_west247

Dreaming of a tropical escape and got sunshine on your mind? 🌞 Why not enjoy a day exploring #theancientrainforest and creating memories to last a lifetime with your little ones! 🚡 @tiffany_west247

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