Cairns Tours

Cairns most popular tour Skyrail and Kuranda Train
Combine your Skyrail Rainforest Experience with the Kuranda Scenic Railway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a well known Cairns attraction that may be enjoyed as a half day activity, complete day tour or combined as a package with Cairns other leading tour attractions to create the perfect ancient rainforest itinerary.

Click to view: Timetable for Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adult Child Family  
One way Skyrail Experience: $55.00 $27.50 $137.50 Book now
Return Skyrail Experience (Round Trip): $82.00 $41.00 $205.00 Book now
With Return Transfers From Cairns & Beaches $105.00 $52.50 $262.50 Book now
With Return Transfers From Port Douglas $134.00 $67.00 $335.00 Book now
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway Adult Child Family  
One Way Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Experience:        
With One Way Self-Drive Transfer: Smithfield/Freshwater $114.50 $57.25 $286.25 Book now
With One Way Coach Pick Up only: From Cairns $116.50 $58.25 $291.25 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Cairns & Beaches $128.00 $64.00 $320.00 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Port Douglas $157.00 $78.50 $392.50 Book now

If you have your own vehicle, you may drive yourself to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where there is ample free parking. A downloadable version of Skyrail's Self-Drive Guide with driving directions is available here for your convenience. A self-drive shuttle operates at the end of your experience between Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Freshwater Station. The cost of this shuttle is included in the Self-Drive package option.

Upgrade Options

Diamond View 


Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest Cairns tour from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View Gondolas. 

11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide guests with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, coral sea and rainforest canopy but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below. 

Diamond View gondolas carrying a maximum of 5 passengers, will depart stations approximately every 7 minutes and passengers travelling on them will enjoy dedicated boarding queues at all terminals and stations. Allow 2 hours (this includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations) for a one-way Skyrail Diamond View experience.

Diamond View is available on a one-way per person basis only; return and family rates do not apply.

To include Diamond View in your tour: Adult Child
One-way Skyrail add to upgrade: $20.00 $10.00
Upgrade to Diamond View during the booking process after selecting your Skyrail tour time
Canopy Glider


Take in this spectacular tropical rainforest adventure from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail’s Canopy Glider. 

Accompanied by a Skyrail Ranger and with a maximum of 4 guests, combine a thrilling rainforest adventure with personalised interpretation of the plants, animals and history which surround you. Glide above the rainforest in the open-air gondola and enjoy breathtaking, uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of the Tropical North Queensland region. This premium rainforest adventure is available to a select number of guests per day, advance bookings essential.

The Canopy Glider operates with 2 departures daily. Check in times are: 9:15am (from Smithfield Terminal) or 1:45pm (from Kuranda Terminal).* Height, age and weight restrictions apply.

Please allow between 2-3 hours for a one-way Canopy Glider experience.

To include Canopy Glider in your tour:  
Add to upgrade: $110 per person One Way
Contact our friendly reservations team to add Canopy Glider to your booking

Kuranda Rainforest Journeys - ATV Tour

Join a guided 1 hour ATV tour to journey deep into the rainforest at Skyrail’s Barron Falls Station. Wind your way through pioneer logging trails to discover rainforest giants, exotic fruit orchards and historical sites. You may even encounter the endangered and elusive cassowary. Tours depart hourly from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

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 Please note: 

  • The prices shown above are in Australian Dollars (AUD), GST inclusive and valid from April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020.
  • child is aged between 4-14 years inclusive
  • family is 2 adults and 2 children of the same family  
  • Booking Conditions: Prior to receipt of the boarding ticket, changes can be made and upgrades may be possible, subject to availability. Once bookings are processed and boarding tickets are issued, guests must travel at their pre-allocated time as indicated and changes (including refunds for any unused portions) or upgrades are not possible.



    For your convenience, Skyrail will issue you with a boarding ticket for your Kuranda Scenic Railway journey which will include the carriage number you will be seated in. Please ensure you board at least 15 minutes prior to departure to select your seat.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tours are available from Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands including Kuranda. 

The Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class service is available on the 9:55am and 3.30pm services only.

If you experience technical difficulties during your booking process please contact our friendly reservations team.

How do I get to Skyrail?

Self Drive: If you have your own vehicle, you may drive yourself to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where there is ample parking. Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal is located 15 minutes north of Cairns city and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. A downloadable version of Skyrail's Self Drive Guide is available here for your convenience. Coach transfers operate between Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal and Freshwater Railway Station at times to suit your itinerary.  Bookings are essential and times will be advised during the booking process. 

Coach Transfers: Skyrail runs a regular coach transfer service from most hotels and motels in Cairns, the Northern Beaches (excluding Holloways, Machans and Yorkeys Knob) and Port Douglas areas. If you require a coach transfer, please indicate this in your reservation. You will require a coach transfer, unless you are self-driving, using public transport, or have arranged alternate means. Coach transfers must be booked in advance of travel to ensure availability. Coach transfers are charged in addition to your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience.