Smithfield Terminal

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.

The Smithfield Terminal can be easily accessed by Skyrail’s coach transfer service or day tour transfer. For those who wish to drive themselves, the terminal has ample car parking space (including oversize spaces for RVs, caravans and campers).

The open, breezy terminal is designed in a traditional Queenslander style of architecture with wide verandahs and open access areas, making it easy to access the Skyrail’s ticketing and boarding pass collection point. Read more


Before boarding, you may wish to stroll through Skyrail's rainforest themed souvenir shop and pick-up a refreshing cold drink For those who prefer coffee, the Canopy Cafe offers a selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as a tempting selection of light refreshments. (Please note food and drink cannot be consumed in the gondolas on the cableway).

Once you've collected your boarding pass, you're ready to commence your Skyrail rainforest adventure. As you prepare to board the cableway you will be greeted by friendly, attentive cableway attendants who will explain the first leg of your journey and assist you into a gondola cabin.

Your rainforest journey begins as your gondola glides over sclerophyll woodlands before revealing the splendour of the World Heritage listed tropical rainforest with its dense canopy and magnificent array of flora and fauna.

As you ascend the McAlister Range you’ll enjoy spectacular aquatic, coastal and rainforest views of tropical Cairns and the Coral Sea (you can even see Green Island and the fringes of the Great Barrier Reef) before gently descending to your first stop at Red Peak Station.

Travelling time to Red Peak Station is approximately 10 minutes.

Free wireless internet is available at our Smithfield Terminal during opening hours.  Look for the WiFi signs within the terminal.

To Red Peak Station