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Discover an ancient world

Home to the greatest rainforest story on Earth

Discover an ancient world

Where the Rainforest meets the Reef


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquility of one of the world’s most botanically fascinating areas that has remained relatively unchanged for 130 million years.
Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape with unsurpassed panoramic views of Barron Gorge and Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy between Smithfield (Cairns) and Kuranda, enroute descend to explore the rainforest close up at Red Peak and Barron Falls.  
Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal: Located 15 minutes drive from Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. Start or end your journey here.
Red Peak: Experience complimentary Ranger Guided Boardwalk Tours and visit the Rainforest Discovery Zone.
Barron Falls: Discover panoramic views from The Edge Lookout, visit the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre and Historical Precinct.
Kuranda Terminal: Located near the banks of the mighty Barron River. Start or end your journey here.

Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal

Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located 15 minutes drive from Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas.
The terminal is easily accessed by Skyrail’s bus transfer service. Free parking is available with dedicated parking for RV’s and caravans and an electric vehicle charge station.

Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal Facilities


  • Reservations & Ticketing
  • Canopy Café
  • Souvenir Gift Shop
  • Coin Lockers [Not currently available]
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Donation Point


Discover Red Peak – it’s a jungle down there!

Descend through the canopy to explore one of the most ancient pockets of rainforest on Earth, where unique plants and animals have survived the forces of nature and time.


This is the home of lush fern gardens, climbing palms, rare butterflies, birds and imposing rainforest giants, all of which are in constant competition for life-giving light.
Exploring the rainforest at Red Peak is an experience not to be missed, so allow yourself approximately 20 minutes to encounter, discover and immerse yourself in this fascinating living museum.

Explore Red Peak

  • Complimentary Ranger Guided Boardwalk Tour
  • Rainforest Discovery Zone
  • Rainforest Boardwalk Loop
  • Scenic Lookout

Discover Barron Falls – a prehistoric landscape

Known as Din Din to the Djabuganydji people – Barron Falls is a sacred place that has been an important part of their storytelling for thousands of years.
While it is a spectacular sight at any time of the year, it really comes into its own during the wet season (December to March), when tropical rains bring the waterfall to life.
Exploring the spectacular, rugged beauty and pioneering history is an experience not to be missed. Plan to spend around 20 minutes discovering the rainforest stories of Barron Falls.

Explore Barron Falls

  • The Edge Lookout
  • Historical Precinct
  • CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre [Currently closed]
  • Panoramic gorge & waterfall views

Kuranda Terminal

Located near the banks of the mighty Barron River, Kuranda Terminal is the start or finish point of your rainforest experience.


Inside you’ll find a range of facilities including ticketing, souvenir gift shop, cold drinks and snacks, souvenir photos, restrooms and a Skyrail Rainforest Foundation donation point.

The terminal is located next to the Kuranda Railway Station (home of the Kuranda Scenic Railway) and is a short walk or complimentary bus ride from Kuranda village, renowned for its eclectic mix of markets, stalls, arts & crafts, cafes and restaurants.

Kuranda Terminal Facilities

  • Reservations & Ticketing
  • Souvenir Gift shop
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Donation Point

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Skyrail Interpretive App & Audio Guide


Ensure you get the most out of your experience by downloading Skyrail’s multi-lingual Interpretive App and Audio Guide that places the story of Australia’s ancient tropical rainforest directly in your hands.


  • Enhance your experience with in gondola commentary
  • See augmented reality rainforest animals appear right before your eyes
  • Track your journey
  • Learn more about your experience
  • Capture and share photos to your social networks


Download the Skyrail Interpretive App & Audio Guide now