Skyrail News

Pollination and Fruit Dispersal

This month we’ll be looking at pollination and fruit dispersal. Plants are unable to move and can’t reproduce without assistance. Pollination is the act of getting a plant’s pollen to the ovary. In the rainforest most plants are what we call ‘dioecious’, which means that each... read more

Student Research Funding now available!

The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation is offering funding to support student research that enhances the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices. Research students will be able to access up to $5,000 for PhD and Research Masters... read more

Skyrail Launches New 'Canopy Glider' Experience

On 1 April 2014, a new open air gondola experience was made available to book at Skyrail which enables customers to take in the spectacular Barron Gorge National Park from a unique perspective, with uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic views. "We are really looking forward to... read more

The Skyrail Lake

Immediately after departing the Smithfield station, Skyrail guests will notice a small lake on their right. This lake, coffee-coloured, its edges decked with water lilies, was created 18 years ago during the construction of Skyrail. It supports numerous fish, turtles, aquatic... read more


This month we’ll be looking at palms. Palms have been associated with the tropics for a long time now, especially coconut palms. They are often thought of as trees but interestingly, this is not the case. Unlike ‘real’ trees which have secondary thickness growth of their... read more