Skyrail News

Forest Figs

Did you know that one of the most important flowering trees in the Wet Tropics Rainforest is the fig? In fact, according to the Wet Tropics Management Authority, figs are a "keystone species" of the World Heritage listed Rainforests, as they produce fruit at different times... read more

Flowers of the Forest

The flowers of the forest herald the arrival of spring in Tropical North Queensland this month. Although native to the coastal rainforests and beaches of Australia, this is a hardy species which tolerates a range of conditions. This versatility has seen the tree spread,... read more

The Rainforest’s Winter Harvest

This month on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, you can see the bright berries of the Blue Quandong and creamy flowers of the Alexandra Palm. Did you know that palms are one of the world’s earliest types of flowering plants? They have inhabited the Australian continent for more... read more

Fruits of the Forest

There are two attractive rainforest trees bursting with fruit this month, the Onionwood Satinash and the Celerywood, both of which can be seen at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The Onionwood Satinash (Syzygium alliiligneum) is a relatively rare rainforest tree with... read more

Rainforest Reptiles

Winter is the best time of year to see rainforest reptiles soaking up the sun. Recent sightings at Skyrail include the Amethystine Python and Freshwater Crocodile. Did you know that Australia is home to several hundred reptile species? This includes two species of... read more