Skyrail News


Beans, Plums & Fruits of the Forest

Another understorey plant fruiting at Skyrail this month is the Walking Stick Palm (Linospadix monostachya), at Red Peak Station. These red fruits are edible for humans and are sweet with a peppery aftertaste. The plant's common name comes from its strong, flexible 'cane',... read more


Festive Forest Fruits

Growing anywhere between 5-20 metres tall, depending on soil and conditions, the Scarlet Bean has stunning, white, honeysuckle-scented flowers which are followed, many months later, by a very unusual fruit. The fruits are curled pods, which start green, before 'ripening' to... read more


Springtime Bounty

It is only found growing in wet lowland rainforests from Tully to northern Cape York Peninsula; there is an excellent example of it, easily seen at Skyrail's Red Peak Station. Growing as a climbing shrub, the Medinilla reaches 6-7 m high and has white to pink flowers, which... read more


Skyrail: Sustainable Tourism Leader

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is Queensland's most sustainable tourism attraction, as recognised at the state tourism awards last night. Skyrail's Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award affirms the rainforest cableway as an industry leader that minimises its environmental... read more


Skyrail: Sustainable Tourism Leaders

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is Tropical North Queensland's (TNQ) most sustainable tourism attraction, as recognised at last night's TNQ Tourism Awards. Skyrail's Sustainable Tourism Award affirms the rainforest cableway as an industry leader that minimises its environmental... read more