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.

ECO Certified Tourism

We are acting to protect the natural environment for future generations, creating advocates, and a greater appreciation for a sustainable future.

EarthCheck Certification

A Lifelong Commitment

We've recently been awarded EarthCheck Certified’s highest accolade: Master Certification, for demonstrating more than 20 years of commitment to the highest standards of sustainable environmental performance.

Since 2002 our local family operated business has participated in the EarthCheck Certified program, which helps companies, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers
to visit, live, work and play.

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 Summer?

Family day out in the ancient rainforest! 👀
Dad's taking a break as his three little ones play. 💚🙌 These amazing ancient birds can be seen in their natural environment at Barron Falls as they enjoy foraging for fruits on the rainforest floor.

Our boardwalks lead through the ancient rainforest surrounding guests with towering trees and stories millions of years old waiting to be shared! Join us on Red Peak’s boardwalk for a complimentary Ranger Guided tour! 🤠🌿🌳


It's a great day to explore the @wettropicsworldheritage area of @tropicalnorthqueensland . Glide through the mist, over the lush green mountain top and see the spectacular Din Din (#barronfalls) flowing into the deep gorge below! 👏😊

We are proud of our commitment to sustainability, rainforest protection, conservation and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Exceeding obligations to maintain an environment management system in accordance to company standards and @earthcheck's principles for over 20 years. 👏🌿🚡

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