Skyrail News

Skyrail: Australian Champions

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is Australia's most sustainable tourism attraction, as recognised at the 2008 Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 27th February. Skyrail Managing Director Dr Ken Chapman, said: "Skyrail is excited and honoured to receive the inaugural Qantas... read more

The tasty rainforest gingers

Another species seen from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is the Scott’s Hornstedtia (Hornstedtia scottiana), which grows prolifically on the Barron Falls side of Red Peak Station. When seen from the cableway, you will recognise this species with its large, lush strap-shaped... read more

Beautiful Butterflies & Beetles

Right now is arguably the best time of year to see some of the rainforest’s most beautiful beetles and butterflies, including the stunning Ulysses, the magnificent Mueller’s Stag Beetle, Christmas Beetles and some spectacular Jewel Beetles. The Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio... read more

Skyrail Ranger Saves Agile Wallaby

Skyrail Ranger Mel Tortike saved a young Agile Wallaby from drowning yesterday, in the flood waters at Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal. Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis) are found throughout tropical Australia, favouring open forests and grasslands close to rivers and... read more

The Rainforest Palms

The Alexandra Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae) is another commonly seen species on Skyrail. Growing in dense groves, the Alexandra Palm is found in lowland and highland areas and flourishes in wet, swampy soils that are prone to periodic flooding. A tall graceful palm, the... read more