Skyrail News

Defence Mechanisms in Plants

This month we will be looking at the various methods plants use to defend themselves against the environment, there are certainly more than enough things a plant has to be wary of. There are animals that eat their flowers, leaves, sap and bark as well as some that make their... read more

Skyrail Launches Diamond View Gondolas

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns is pleased to announce the official launch of our latest product ‘Diamond View’. Special reinforced glass floors have been fitted to 11 cabins offering our guests an amazing view directly down onto the canopy of World Heritage Listed... read more

Cairns & Barrier Reef Welcomes Queen's Baton

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef's two National Landscapes have been included as the backdrop for the Queen's Baton Relay around Australia. Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Rob Giason said the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest was showcased... read more


This month we will be looking at Monocots which are a common type of flowering plant. Well known examples include palms, pandans, lilies, irises, orchids, grasses and sedges. Despite their appearances, none of these are real trees. Why? Because no monocots have thickness... read more

Primitive Plants at Skyrail

This month we will be looking at primitive plants in Barron Gorge. For our purposes, this will refer to land plants which produce spores not seeds. So what is the difference between a seed and a spore? A spore is simply a single cell containing all the essentials for making a... read more