Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

One Way Skyrail Experience

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

A one way Skyrail experience should take approximately 1½ hours, this includes spending time at the two rainforest stations Red Peak and Barron Falls.

Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical precinct. Enhance your experience and unlock the secrets of the ancient rainforest at the new Rainforest Discovery Zone at Red Peak, put the story of the rainforest in your hands with the Skyrail Interpretive App and Audio Guide and experience the beautiful Barron Falls and Gorge like never before from the Edge Lookout.

Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes drive north from Cairns city or 50 minutes south from Port Douglas. Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal is located a short walk from the famous village of Kuranda, where you’ll be able to enjoy rainforest walks, the local attractions and shopping. 


Rates & Bookings

The prices shown below are in Australian Dollars (AUD), GST inclusive and valid from April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Adult Child Family  
One Way Skyrail Experience: $55.00 $27.50 $137.50 Book now
Return (Round Trip) Skyrail Experience $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

Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola

Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest 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.

Additional fees apply: 

One Way Skyrail Diamond View upgrade $20.00 Adult, $10.00 Child 

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


A one way Skyrail experience can be booked departing from either Smithfield or Kuranda Terminals, with morning and afternoon times available. Times will be offered during the booking process.


A one way Skyrail experience is suitable for self-drivers. This assumes you will not require transfers from your accommodation. Click here for more information and a self-drive map.

NB: When booking a one way Skyrail experience only, you will need to make your own way either to or from Kuranda or Smithfield Terminal, to return to your vehicle at the completion of the experience. 

Please note when purchasing tours online

  • If your transaction is successful you will be sent a confirmation email along with your booking summary and itinerary.  (Confirmations are sent as PDF files, you must have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed)
  • If you experience technical difficulties, please contact Skyrail's Reservations Department on email/reservations)( or phone +61 7 4038 5555.  
  • 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.