Help Protect Tropical Rainforest Worldwide by joining us…
Receive exclusive Skyrail discounts by purchasing a membership to the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation. Assisting in the education and preservation of Tropical Rainforest worldwide, whilst enjoying numerous personal benefits.
The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation was launched on 29th September 2005 with the primary objective of raising funds to support tropical rainforest research and education.
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 with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station.
Relax as you become immersed in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth that also offers panoramic views of unspoiled rainforest, imposing mountain ranges, the Barron Gorge, Coral Sea and tropical Cairns region.
Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest in Cairns
Tropical Rainforests are a precious natural resource. Whilst they only account for approximately 6% of the Earth’s total surface, they are home to an amazing diversity of fauna and flora, much of which is not found anywhere else.
Australia’s Tropical Rainforests occupy a small coastal strip in North Queensland, stretching between Cooktown and Townsville. They cover approximately 900,000 hectares of land, accounting for 0.1% of our country’s total land mass.
They were World Heritage listed in 1988 and are home to:
- 29% of Australia’s frog species
- 36% of Australia’s mammal species
- 50% of Australia’s bird species
- 41% of Australia’s freshwater fish species
- 60% of Australia’s butterfly species
- 23% of Australia’s reptile species
- 65% of Australia’s fern species
- 30% of Australia’s orchid species
Did you know the Wet Tropics are home to 678 plants found nowhere else in the world?
To start utilizing your Skyrail Discounts and contribute to rainforest research – join the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation today!