Skyrail and Tjapukai Experience

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Combine your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for a full day tour.

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world's oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years.

Tjpaukai is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. 

Located within walking distance of Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal, Tjapukai combines dance, history and legends to create a dynamic interpretation of 40,000 years of culture.

Skyrail will take 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 should take approximately 1 ½ hours, this includes spending time at the two rainforest stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy a Ranger guided boardwalk tour and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical precinct. Enhance your Skyrail 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.

You can also add a Kuranda Scenic Railway journey to your itinerary along with a one-way Skyrail experience. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 120 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda.

This package includes time for you to explore Kuranda ‘Village in the Rainforest’. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants, and galleries for you to visit.

You will visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in the afternoon. 

Rates & Bookings

The prices shown above are in Australian Dollars, GST inclusive and valid from April 1st 2018 to March 31st 2019.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Adult Child Family  

Tjapukai and Return (Round Trip) Skyrail Experience: $141.00 $81.50 $363.50 Book now
With Return Transfers From Cairns & Beaches $164.00 $93.00 $421.00 Book now
With Return Transfers From Port Douglas $191.00 $106.50 $488.50 Book now
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda Scenic Railway
Adult Child Family  
Tjpaukai and One Way Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Experience:        
With One Way Self Drive Coach Transfer: Smithfield/Freshwater $174.50 $98.25 $447.25 Book now
With Return Coach Transfers: From Cairns & Beaches $188.00 $105.00 $481.00 Book now
With Return Coach Transfers: From Port Douglas $215.00 $118.50 $548.50 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 $169 per family and is available on the 9.55am and 3.30pm services only on packages which include Kuranda Scenic Railway. Bookings highly recommended.


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.

Gold Class Upgrade

The Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway package is available with a Gold Class Upgrade for the Kuranda Scenic Railway component. Tailored to provide a more luxurious and personalised experience, the Gold Class Upgrade is $49 per person which includes locally produced delicacies and a complimentary gift. You will be offered the upgrade at the time of booking.

Note: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class service is available on the 9:55am and 3:30pm services only. Any dietary requirements must be notified to us at least 24 hours prior to travel.

KSR Gold Class inclusions:

Welcome drink served 20 minutes prior to departure; morning service tropical mocktails are served in the Freshwater pavilion area.

Dedicated host service, souvenir trip guide, moist towellete, individual seating, lounge-style chairs, ambient, historical décor, including timber look flooring, historical photographs and cedar interior.

Kuranda Scenic Railway gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard.

An exclusive tour of the Heritage-listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda Station commences at 11:40am.

Queensland and local Tablelands produce such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Mango to Go (100% pure mango treat), freshly baked muffins with local fruit, Sirromet wines and Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager.

Click here to view the Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class menu for the morning and afternoon services.


This package is a full day tour experience with morning departures. Times will be offered during the booking process.


  • Self Drive - Return Skyrail: If you have your own vehicle, or are using public transport, then you will not require transfers from your accommodation.
  • Self Drive - One-way Skyrail and train: If you have your own vehicle, you will not require transfers from your accommodation however you will require a shuttle between Skyrail and Freshwater Railway Station. Please select your preferred Skyrail and train package option with a self-drive transfer and the cost of this will include a one-way transfer from Kuranda Scenic Railway’s Freshwater Connection Railway Station to Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal at the end of your train journey. Click here for more information and a self-drive map
  • Other: If you do not have your own means of transport, then we recommend booking Skyrail with return coach transfers. The transfer service is available for Cairns city, most Cairns beaches and Port Douglas locations. Times will be offered during the booking process. A return coach pick-up and drop off cost is in addition to your Skyrail and train 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 should have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed)
  • If you experience technical difficulties, please contact Skyrail's Reservations Department: 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.