Skyrail Return Experience (Round Trip)

Cairns to Kuranda 

Begin your journey into the world's oldest tropical rainforest with Skyrail

Your Skyrail experience from (Ex) Smithfield to Kuranda and back should take approximately 2 ½ hours. This includes time to explore the two rainforest stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls.

Allow 20 minutes at each station to enjoy a Ranger guided boardwalk tour 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.

What's Included in a Round Trip Skyrail Experience?

  • Free parking at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal (Transfer options also available)
  • 2 ½ hour Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience including the Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations
  • Ranger Guided Tour and Rainforest Discovery Zone at Red Peak 
  • Entry to the CSIRO Interpretation Centre & historical precinct at Barron Falls
  • Spectacular viewing platforms including The Edge Lookout taking in the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge National Park
  • Skyrail Interpretive App and Audio Guide
  • Free time to explore Kuranda – the Village in the Rainforest

Guests visiting or staying in the regions of Kuranda, Mareeba or the Atherton Tablelands can choose to experience the Skyrail Round Trip package departing from Kuranda, by selecting the (Ex/From) Kuranda Return option. 


Skyrail Prices & Bookings

The prices shown above 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 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

Upgrade to Glass Floor Gondolas (Diamond View)

Skyrail's glass floor gondolas offer an exciting perspective from high above the rainforest canopy

What does the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth look like from directly above? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view the rainforest through Skyrail's glass floor gondolas.

Diamond View gondolas carry a maximum of 5 passengers and depart the stations every 7 minutes (approximately). Diamond View passengers 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.


  • Self Drive: If you have your own vehicle, or are using public transport, you will not require transfers from your accommodation. Click here for more information and a self-drive map.
  • Return Coach Transfers: If you do not have your own means of transport, we recommend booking Skyrail with return transfers. The transfer service is available from Cairns city, most of the Cairns northern beaches and Port Douglas locations. Times will be offered during the booking process.

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.