Skyrail News

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway facilitates climate change study

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is facilitating a major climate change study in the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. The study, being undertaken by James Cook University (JCU), will investigate any correlation between climate change and the flowering and fruiting... read more

A Rainforest Delicacy: The Davidson’s Plum

The fruits are a popular food source for many iconic rainforest animals, including the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius). They are also an important part of the modern Australian bush food industry. Davidson’s Plum... read more

Curious Caterpillars

The male butterfly is slightly smaller in size than the female and has rich upper wing markings in an attractive combination of jade, gold and black. The female is black and white in colour, with distinctive yellow markings on her hind wings. Life is short for the Cairns... read more

Green Tree Ants

To build the football-sized nests, the adult ants pull several leaves together and bind them into place with a white sticky substance, which is created by the Green Tree Ant larvae. Constructed in trees and shrubs, the nests are often difficult to see as they blend in with... read more

Skyrail Rainforest Foundation: Saving the Cassowaries

"The results have allowed environmental response priorities to be established, including setting up feeding stations and undertaking targeted rainforest rehabilitations, which can be activated immediately after a cyclonic event." Dr Ken Chapman, director of the Skyrail... read more