A World leader in sustainable Tourism

Environmental and Social Sustainability

Environmental & Social Sustainability 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique ecotourism attraction seeking to provide our guests with the very best rainforest experience available anywhere in the world. We are committed to the highest standards of environmental responsibility and management, and embrace ongoing reviews to improve the philosophy in our business and operational practices.

We are proud of what we do to protect and showcase the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth. We welcome hundreds and thousands of visitors each year without impacting our environment.

Blue EarthCheck logo celebrating 25 years of commitment
ECO Certified Tourism

How are we making a difference?

Skyrail Rainforest Foundation

A total of $631,022.00 has been gifted to students, individuals and community groups for projects that support the Foundations objectives.

Electric vehicle charge stations at our Smithfield Terminal so that guests can charge their electric vehicles while they explore the rainforest and the purchase of electric vehicles to support our sustainability objectives

Creation of Skyrail Audio Guide & Interpretive App
Using technology to reduce our use of paper based trip guides

Our Rangers and environment teams are involved with revegitation and clean up projects within our community

Composting coffee grinds from Canopy Cafe and using them to nourish the gardens at our Smithfield Terminal

Our Commitment to Social Sustainability

What else are we doing to reduce our impact?

Every Skyrail gondola has solar pannels to power our communications systems

6 Years and over 9,000 trees planted at our Tropical Tree day events with the local community.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation, through the ReefClean Project brings together all citizen scientists, schools, community groups, local governments and ocean lovers to participate in their annual Great Barrier Reef Clean-up.

We are proud of our extensive recycling program including paper, cardboard, rubber, glass, plastics, aluminium and other metals, fuels, oils and solvents

Compost and Worm Farms
Reducing our waste and creating nutrients to improve the health of our gardens

Demonstrating our commitment

Sustainability Initiatives

The Skyrail Sustainables: A team of staff, dedicated to promoting and implementing sustainability initiatives throughout our company.

Containers for Change: Funds raised are given to the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation for education and tropical rainforest research. Scheme ID: C10074690

Containers for Change

Our Awards


2009 Qantas Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
2008 Qantas Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
1999 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1997 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1996 Best Tourist Development Project


2010 Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Hall of Fame
2009 Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
2008 Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
2000 Best Major Tourist Attraction Hall of Fame
1999 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1998 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1997 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1996 Best Tourist Development Project

Tropical North Queensland

2019 Innovation Excellence
2014 Ecotourism
2010 Sustainable Tourism
2009 Sustainable Tourism
2004 Best Major Tourist Attraction Hall of Fame
2003 Best Major Tourist Attraction
2002 Best Major Tourist Attraction
2001 Best Major Tourist Attraction
1998 Best Major Tourist Attraction


2000 British Airways “Tourism for Tomorrow” International Environment Award

1999 Wet Tropics Management Authority Cassowary Award. Awarded for demonstrating best practice in ecotourism during construction and ongoing operation, and for providing a high quality rainforest ecotourism experience for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year

1996 EIBTM European Greening of Business Tourism Award in the Category of “Most Environmentally Conscious Visitor Attraction”

1996 Australian Federation of Travel Agents Awards for Excellence in the category “Best Resort or Tourist Attraction” Far North Queensland