Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Return Experience

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. Discover ancient tropical rainforest and journey into one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth.

Your Skyrail experience from Smithfield to Kuranda (return) should take approximately 2 ½ hours, this includes spending time at the two rainforest stations.

Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy a Ranger guided boardwalk tour and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway return Experience includes time for you to explore Kuranda ‘Village in the Rainforest’. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants, and galleries for you to visit.

Rates & Bookings

The prices shown below are in Australian Dollars, GST inclusive and valid from April 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Adult Child Family  
Return Skyrail Experience: $77.00 $38.50 $192.50 Book now
With Return Transfers From Cairns & Beaches $100.00 $50.00 $250.00 Book now
With Return Transfers From Port Douglas $124.00 $62.00 $310.00 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 $15.00 Adult, $7.50 Child 

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


A return Skyrail Experience for self-drivers can be enjoyed as a half or full day tour.

A return Skyrail Experience including transfers is a full day tour with morning departures. Times will be offered during the booking process.


  • Self Drive: If you have your own vehicle, or are using public transport, then 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, then we recommend booking Skyrail with return transfers. The transfer service is available for Cairns city, most Cairns 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.