Skyrail News

Invertebrates in the Treetops

Some types of herbivorous mites are also important for the leaves. Many leaves are covered with communities of moss, lichens and fungi that bind up nutrients, known as epiphylls. Mites feed on these communities and release the locked up nutrients as faeces for re-absorption... read more

The Parasitic Mistletoe

Having semi-succulent leaves, mistletoes are perfectly able to carry out photosynthesis - a process by which plants produce sugars from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Water, minerals and up to 60% of carbohydrates are taken from the host tree, which affects the mistletoe's... read more

Skyrail: Queensland's most sustainable tourist attraction

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is Queensland's most sustainable tourism attraction, having been recognised for the third consecutive year at the 2010 state tourism awards on Friday 19th November. Skyrail's Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award affirms the rainforest cableway... read more

Another win for Skyrail: leaders in sustainable tourism

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway was recognised as Tropical North Queensland's (TNQ) most sustainable tourism attraction at last night's TNQ Tourism Awards. Skyrail's Sustainable Tourism Award affirms the rainforest cableway as an industry leader that minimises its environmental... read more

The fight for light

A rainforest's canopy is extremely dense, comprising of many different layers. Because of this, plants have adapted intriguing processes in order to reach sunlight for survival. Hemi-epiphytes are a select group of unrelated plants that have developed a unique way of doing... read more