Special Notices & Closure Dates


Suspension of Skyrail Operations


Update #12 | 7th July 2020


We are currently in the process of planning for our reopening including keeping us all COVID SAFE and look forward to welcoming guests to the ancient rainforest when it is safe to do so, however, at this stage, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway remains temporarily closed (this includes during the current school holiday period) and we are yet to commence accepting new bookings for future travel nor have we determined a date for reopening.


We are working behind the scenes to ensure we are ready to welcome guests and our focus is to ensure we are doing our part to keep you and our employees safe. We continue to monitor advice from health authorities and the Queensland Government and review our operations in line with this advice.


Online bookings are currently unavailable however should you wish to enquire please contact our Reservations Department OR to register to receive notification of our reopening date please enter your email on the pop up on our book now page.


The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance and when it is safe to do so, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will reopen. Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during these uncertain times.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region and the ancient rainforest in the future.
Contact details for our Reservations Department are:
Phone: +61 7 4038 5555 | Email: reservations@skyrail.com.au

Boardwalk Maintenance

Red Peak and Barron Falls

We have commenced boardwalk maintenance works at Red Peak and Barron Falls.


During these ongoing works, short sections of the boardwalk will be closed; however, the majority will remain accessible at all times, minimising disruption to your experience.


Our complimentary Ranger Guided Tours at Red Peak will continue and the Rainforest Discovery Zone, The Edge Lookout,  the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre and all restrooms will remain accessible throughout this time.


We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to delivering an enhanced visitor experience in the near future.

2020 Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Maintenance Closure Dates

** Skyrail remains temporarily closed **


Pre-scheduled maintenance was initially planned for several dates, including November this year. However, due to the changes in operations following COVID-19 these dates* are now subject to change.


At Skyrail, we pride ourselves on our high standards of safety and reliability. To maintain these standards, it is necessary to undertake preventative maintenance works which sometimes requires the closure of the cableway for periods of time.


  • *Skyrail is scheduled to be closed for maintenance on Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November.