Unlock the secrets of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Skyrail is situated in the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. Our Smithfield terminal is approximately 15 minutes north of Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas in North Queensland, Australia.
At 7.5km in length and traversing the rainforest canopy between Smithfield and Kuranda, allow 1 ½ hours for a one-way Skyrail experience and 2 ½ hours for a return (round-trip) experience. This includes 20 minutes exploring each of the two stops (Red Peak and Barron Falls) along the way, plus time to spend in Kuranda Village.
Skyrail can be enjoyed as a one-way or return (round trip) experience or can be combined with the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
- Skyrail is open from 8:45am to 5:15pm every day of the year except for Christmas Day and pre-planned maintenance closure days.
- Skyrail gondolas carry a maximum of 6 people (including infants). Diamond View gondolas carry a maximum of 5 people (including infants).
- Gondolas depart continuously throughout the day; however, bookings are taken in 15 minute intervals.
- See below ‘Getting Here’ for location, bus transfers and self-drive information.