Skyrail Nature Diary


Deciduous Trees in Barron Gorge

People from temperate countries in Europe and North America are generally used to their trees being predominantly deciduous, which means that they lose all their leaves just before winter arrives. This makes sense as there is little available water, warmth and light during the... read more


When things get a bit hairy in the rainforest

Some people spend a considerable amount of time and money grooming their hair. Whether they are straightening, curling, cutting growing or removing, yet we still don’t give too much consideration to its role and occurrence in nature. As mammals, we have hair all over us, but... read more


Looking for Wildlife, from the Backyard to the Bush

One of the benefits of living or visiting the wet tropics, especially for those nature lovers amongst us, is that the whole area is abuzz with life. From the most mundane carpark to the thickest wildest jungle, there is always a chance that you could see something special.... read more


Elevated Railway is no Skyrail

The recent proposal to elevate sections of the railway line between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne, Australia has generated some strong community debate which has also seen it misnamed as a "Skyrail" development. In fact the real Skyrail is the spectacular, multi-award... read more


Colour the Rainforest - Kids Colouring Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Colour the Rainforest - Kids Colouring Competition. Kids were asked to colour in the animals of the rainforest in the Skyrail gondola and submit their entry on any social media platform using the hashtag ‪#‎colourtherainforest‬! The... read more