Cairns Tours - Skyrail 

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 one and two day itineraries including the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. 

Looking for things to do in Cairns and things to do in Port Douglas? Skyrail is a must do rainforest experience, create the perfect itinerary with us for your visit to Tropical North Queensland. 

  Please note: Skyrail is closed for scheduled maintenance on selected dates in March, May and June 2017. Please visit special notices for more information.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Adult Child Family  
One way Skyrail Experience: $50.00 $25.00 $125.00 Book now
Return Skyrail Experience: $75.00 $37.50 $187.50 Book now
With Return Transfers From Cairns & Beaches $98.00 $49.00 $245.00 Book now
With Return Transfers From Port Douglas $122.00 $61.00 $305.00 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 $109.50 $54.75 $273.25 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Cairns & Beaches $123.00 $61.50 $307.50 Book now
With Return Transfers: From Port Douglas $147.00 $73.50 $367.50 Book now
Combine your journey with Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 120 years ago, this historic train winds its way through the mountains between Cairns and Kuranda. Upgrade your Kuranda Scenic Railway experience with Gold Class. Tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience, the Gold Class upgrade is $49 per person or $196 per family and is available on the 9.55am and 3.30pm services only on packages which include Kuranda Scenic Railway. Bookings highly recommended.


Additional Package Options
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

An interpretation of 40,000 years of Aboriginal history, legends, dance, culture and traditions presented by the descendants of the local Tjapukai people.

To include in your tour: Adult Child Family
Add: $62.00 $42.00 $166.00
Add Buffet Lunch: $30.00 $15.00 $90.00
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Rainforestation Nature Park

Board an amphibious WWII Army Duck for a rainforest tour, visit the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience then meet iconic Australian animals in the Wildlife Park, including the endangered Tasmanian Devil.

To include in your tour: Adult Child Family
Add: $59.00 $29.50 $147.50
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Kuranda Wildlife Experience

Combines three uniqe attractions, The Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Meet some of Australia's most unique, beautiful and rare animals.

To include in your tour: Adult Child Family
Add: $48.50 $24.25 $121.25
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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.

To include in your tour: Adult Child
One way Skyrail Add: $15.00 $7.50
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 (Smithfield Terminal) or 1:45pm (Kuranda Terminal).* Height, age and weight restrictions apply.

To include in your tour:  
Add: $100 per person One Way
Contact our friendly reservations team to add Canopy Glider to your booking


Skyrail and Great Barrier Reef Packages

Once you have booked your Skyrail experience, why not complete your Cairns itinerary with a Great Barrier Reef cruise? This will be offered to you after your Skyrail booking is confirmed.
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Please note:

  • A child is aged between 4-14 years inclusive
  • A family is 2 adults and 2 children of the same family

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas tour options. The tour prices shown above are in Australian Dollars, GST inclusive and valid from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

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 vehcile, 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: 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.