The Skyrail Experience
The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforests. Skyrail is a must-do experience whether you're in Cairns or Port Douglas.
You’ll glide just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two rainforest stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.
A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2-2½ hours return inlcuding time spent at the two rainforest mid stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. Please refer to the Trip Planner for approximate timings for individual legs.
Your Skyrail experience will commence or conclude at either Smithfield or Kuranda, depending on your direction of travel.
Skyrail can be combined with a variety of other Cairns attractions including the Kuranda Scenic Railway to create the perfect half or full day tour. Please refer to our rainforest tour and packages page for more details and bookings.
Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas and provides a convenient embarkation or disembarkation point.
Red Peak Station
As you approach your first rainforest station, Red Peak, your gondola will descend through the canopy layers and take you deep in the forest.
Barron Falls Station
On approach to Barron Falls Station you will enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, a deep chasm lined with dense rainforest vegetation.
From Barron Falls, your Skyrail experience continues through the mountains before gliding over the mighty Barron River and arriving at Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal.
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