Welcome to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef - The natural place to meet

Boasting an array of accommodation options and event venues surrounded by World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest, Tropical North Queensland is a unique business events destination. Where you can conduct serious business in a stunning location.

Skyrail is one of Tropical North Queensland’s ‘must do’ attractions. Suitable for the most discerning of guests, Skyrail is the perfect complement to conference, incentive and special events of all sizes.

The flexibility of the Skyrail experience means it can be incorporated and tailored to suit specific event requirements, including:

  • Pre and Post-touring
  • Partners Programmes
  • Incentives
  • Team Building
  • Evening Functions

To assist you in planning your Tropical North Queensland event, we have created sample itineraries for your consideration. 

Skyrail works with other leading local attractions, tour operators and conference organisers from around the world to produce world-class experiences for the client.

For further details or to request a quote please contact Skyrail’s Sales & Marketing team.

Email: email/sales.executive)(skyrail.com.au
Phone: +61 7 4038 5511


Planning your Skyrail Experience

Hours of Operation

Skyrail operates daily except Christmas Day and during planned preventative maintenance, from 8:45am – 5:15pm.

Skyrail operates in Barron Gorge National Park and is therefore unable to operate at night. However, for special events it is possible to extend Skyrail’s hours of operation during daylight, for a set fee. Early morning departures are also available upon request.

Trip Timings

We recommend allowing 1½ hours for a one-way Skyrail experience, while a return (round trip) experience takes approximately 2½ hours.

These timings comprise of approximately 45 minutes travelling time on the cableway and approximately 20 minutes at Red Peak and Barron Falls, where your delegates will learn more about this ancient environment on the forest floor. 

For an understanding of the journey and detailed timings, please visit the experience trip map.

Loading Passengers

Skyrail’s 114 gondola cabins comfortably seat up to six guests, giving Skyrail the capacity to cater for the largest conference group or the most intimate party.

Your group will be booked into a 15-minute time allocation; during normal operating conditions, Skyrail can load 80-100 guests per 15-minute allocation.

Skyrail is also fully wheelchair accessible. Please click here for further accessibility details.

Suggested Itineraries

Please contact us for detailed suggested itineraries incorporating Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and other Cairns leading attractions.


Business Events Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the only place with two World Heritage areas side by side. Easy access, year-round tropical weather, an international airport, sophisticated business tourism infrastructure and expertise in key innovation industries make Cairns & Great Barrier Reef the natural place to meet.

To learn even more about our region and to find out about the resources available for your event including the Cairns Delegate Advantage Program visit Business Events Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

To take part in the annual education program, Sell TNQ, coordinated by Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef - designed to give professional conference and incentive coordinators the opportunity to see and experience why Tropical North Queensland is the perfect destination for your next business events register your interest to attend here. The event occurs in mid-November each year.