Skyrail Trip Planner Cairns

Planning Your Cairns To Kuranda Tour

A Skyrail Experience will take approximately 1½ hours one way, or 2½ hours return (round trip) return including time spent at the two rainforest mid-stations Red Peak and Barron Falls. Approximate timings for individual legs commencing from Smithfield Terminal are as follows. If commencing at the Kuranda Terminal then the order of the legs should be 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

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.

Add more into your Day

Skyrail can be enjoyed as a single day tour experience lasting a few hours or combined with other Cairns’ attractions extending over a full day. See our list of Cairns Tours for more details.

Combining Kuranda Scenic Railway with your Skyrail experience

The most popular way to experience the rainforest is to combine Skyrail with Kuranda Scenic Railway, the below map shows where the departure points for each are located and how to navigate between the points for self-drivers.