2018 Skyrail Maintenance Closures

At Skyrail, we pride ourselves on our high standards of safety and reliability. To maintain these high standards, it is necessary to undertake preventative maintenance works, which sometimes requires the closure of the cableway for periods of time. 

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has confirmed programmed preventative maintenance works to occur in 2018. The dates that Skyrail will be closed are listed below for your reference:

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will be closed on the following dates in 2018:

Monday 25th June.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however, we remain committed to maintaining world-class standards of maintenance and safety and are unable to carry out these unavoidable works without ceasing operations. The above dates have been carefully selected to minimise disruption and we have consciously avoided closing on those days when Kuranda Scenic Railway is shut for programmed maintenance. Skyrail’s Reservations Department will continue to operate as normal during this time. 

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See the Barron Falls as never before – new Skyrail Lookout

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is pleased to announce a significant new enhancement to the multi-award winning attraction that will provide guests with the opportunity to experience the beautiful Barron Falls and gorge as never before.

The project involves the construction of an innovative new lookout at Skyrail’s Barron Falls Rainforest Station that will provide unimpeded 180-degree views from the waterfall, down along the gorge.

It will be installed using the latest in low-impact construction techniques to protect the surrounding environment.

Preliminary site works at Barron Falls Rainforest Station are currently underway. As part of the project, two of the existing lookouts will be closed to the public.

The third lookout will continue to be open to guests throughout the duration of works, providing ever popular views of the waterfall and surrounding landscape.

It is anticipated the new lookout will be completed by January 2019 subject to favourable weather conditions during the construction period.

Diamond View Temporary Stop Sell

During the redevelopment works at Barron Falls Rainforest Station, bookings for Diamond View will not be possible from 18th June until 24th July 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.