Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Explore Australia’s ancient tropical rainforest

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Discover Native Flora and Fauna


Advance bookings and payment is required



Return (round-trip) or one-way Skyrail experience departing from Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal or Kuranda Terminal.

Choose to spend as little as a few hours, half a day or a full day.




Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal: 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield (15 minutes north of Cairns and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas).


For guests in Cairns, Beaches or Port Douglas you will start your experience at the Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal.


Kuranda Terminal: Arara Street, Kuranda.


For guests in Kuranda or on the Atherton Tablelands you will start your experience at the Kuranda Terminal.



Drive yourself or bus transfers are available from selected Cairns City, Trinity Beach and Palm Cove locations. Bus transfers are not available for Kuranda departures.




  • One-way Skyrail 1½ hours
  • Return Skyrail: 2½ hours
  • Kuranda Village: 2-3 hours


Skyrail: One-Way Experience
Child (4-14 years)$28.50
Family (2 Ad + 2Ch)$142.50
Skyrail: Return Experience
Child (4-14 years)$42.50
Family (2 Ad + 2Ch)$212.50
Skyrail: Return Experience
With return bus transfers
(From Cairns City, Trinity Beach & Palm Cove*)
Child (4-14 years)$54.50
Family (2 Ad + 2Ch)$272.50



* Available from selected Cairns City, Trinity Beach and Palm Cove locations only.



For a unique perspective of the rainforest canopy upgrade to Diamond View (glass floor gondola) or Canopy Glider experience (open air gondola), available one-way only.

Book Now

Prices valid from 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022. Prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

Important Information: Conditions of Carriage | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

For suggested itineraries use our interactive map to plan your experience

Upgrade Options


Diamond View


Enjoy a unique and unimpeded perspective straight down to the tropical rainforest canopy with Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View gondola.


Diamond View guests enjoy dedicated Diamond View only boarding queues, and Diamond View gondolas depart the platforms every 7 minutes (approximately).


Diamond View gondolas seat a maximum of 5 people (including infants) and is available on a one-way, per-person basis only. Return and family rates do not apply.


Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola

$22.00 per adult one-way

$11.00 per child one-way


Simply add Diamond View to your experience during the booking process


*Prices valid from 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022.


Canopy Glider


Get closer than ever to the Wet Tropics Rainforest with the exclusive open-air Canopy Glider gondola.


Accompanied by a Skyrail Ranger providing personalised interpretation and fascinating stories of the plants, animals and evolution of the rainforest, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Tropical North Queensland region.


Advance bookings for this premium rainforest adventure are essential and bookings require a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 guests.


Upgrade to Canopy Glider

$110.00 per person one-way


*Prices valid from 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022.

Travel conditions apply


Skyrail Interpretive App & Audio Guide

Ensure you get the most out of your experience by downloading Skyrail’s multi-lingual Interpretive App & 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