Skyrail Trip Planner 

Barron Gorge arial view
An arial view over the Barron Gorge National Park shows the 7.5km Skyrail Experience that connects Smithfield and Kuranda Village

Planning Your Cairns To Kuranda Tour

A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2½ hours return (round trip). This allows for 20 minutes at each of the two rainforest mid-stations Red Peak and Barron Falls. Approximate timings for each section of the cableway journey commencing from Smithfield Terminal are as follows:

If you are beginning your rainforest experience from Kuranda Terminal, the timings will remain the same but your itinerary is reversed.


Skyrail Trip Timings

Smithfield Terminal - Red Peak Station

  • Depart Smithfield Terminal
  • Gondola travelling time: approximately 10 minutes
  • Distance: 2.7 kms
  • At Red Peak Station: Rainforest boardwalk including complimentary Ranger Guided Tour. Plan to spend approximately 20-30 minutes

Red Peak Station - Barron Falls Station

  • Gondola travelling time: approximately 12-14 minutes
  • Distance: 3.1 kms
  • At Barron Falls Station: Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts, historical display. Plan to spend approximately 20-30 minutes.  

Barron Falls Station - Kuranda Terminal

  • Gondola travelling time: approximately 7-8 minutes
  • Distance: 1.7 kms
  • Arrive Kuranda Terminal

Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway Timetable 

Timetable of departures for Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Timetable of departures for Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Please Note:

  • All gondola travelling timings are dependant on cableway operational constraints and maybe longer than these stated times.
  • Skyrail timings do not make allowance for time spent in Kuranda or any other day tour component.
  • You can spend as much time at you like at Skyrail’s rainforest mid-stations enjoying the facilities and rainforest atmosphere.

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