Special Notices & Closure Dates


Suspension of Skyrail Operations


Update #3 | 24th March 2020


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations until further notice.


Skyrail will be closed from Thursday 26th March 2020


Due to the complexity in the global tourism landscape at present, we are unable to provide a specific date for our recommencement of operations however, it is our intention to reopen as soon as practicable. We will continue to review our operations and will update information on this page.

Our Reservations Team will be in contact with guests holding bookings that are impacted by these changes.
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: [email protected]

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 Closure Dates

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.


Please note that Skyrail’s Reservations Department will continue to operate as normal on all the below dates.


  • Tuesday 12th to Thursday 28th May (inclusive).
  • Sunday 26th & Monday 27th July
  • Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November.

2020 Kuranda Scenic Railway Closure Dates

All services are cancelled on the following dates due to planned maintenance:
  • Thursday 28th May & Friday 29th May.
  • Thursday 11th June & Friday 12th June.
  • Thursday 18th June & Friday 19th June.
  • Monday 19th October & Tuesday 20th October.
  • Monday 26th October & Tuesday 27th October.
  • Thursday 5th November & Friday 6th November.
  • Thursday 3rd December & Friday 4th December.