• 45 Min Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 4 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick Up Included of Certain Packages
  • No Meals Included

Skyrail Experience

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Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway!

Stretching 7.5km through pristine rainforest, the Skyrail experience offers the most amazing aerial views of North Queensland's ancient tropical rainforests. Departing from Smithfield Terminal, you will glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at the Red Peak and Barron Falls.

On arrival at your first stop Red Peak, you can join a ranger-guided boardwalk tour, exploring the Rainforest Discovery Zone and scenic lookouts which will unlock the secrets of this ancient landscape. On the nest section of your journey, the approach to Barron Falls brings with it spectacular views of the Barron Gorge National Park which can be further appreciated from the two separate viewing platforms including The Edge Lookout. At this stop, you can also visit the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre and learn more about the area's pioneering past at the historical display.

Your Skyrail experience continues over the pristine rainforest canopy to Skyrail's Kuranda Terminal that is conveniently located next door to the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station.

Discover the spectacular tropical rainforest - book your Skyrail Experience online with us today!

Trip upgrades:

Upgrade to Diamond View Gondola

Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of Skyrail's glass floor Diamond View Gondolas. The 11 Diamond View Gondolas not only provide you with panoramic views of the tropical landscape, coral sea and rainforest canopy, but also offer the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor below.

Upgrade to Canopy Glider

Accompanied by a Skyrail Ranger and with a maximum of 4 guests, combine a thrilling rainforest adventure with interpretation of the plants, animals and history which surround you. Glide above the rainforest in the open-air gondola and enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Tropical North Queensland region. This premium rainforest adventure is available to only a select number of guests per day, so please book well in advance.

Assembling arrangement:
  • Smithfield Terminal: 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield QLD 4878

  • Kuranda Terminal: 4 Arara Street, Kuranda QLD 4881

  • Car: 15 minutes from Cairns City and 50 minutes from Port Douglas to Smithfield Terminal.

  • Child ticket: Ages 4 - 14 years

  • Infants aged under 4 years can take part in this activity for free.

  • All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours for a one way experience and 2.5 hours for a return experience

  • Skyrail operating hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, last departure time is 3:45 pm

  • You have your choice to commence or conclude at either Smithfield or Kuranda, depending on your direction of travel.

  • Want to return to Cairns another way? Book your Cairns Kuranda Scenic Railway here.

Canopy Glider upgrade information:

  • The Canopy Glider operates with 2 departures daily. Check in times are 9:15 am (from Smithfield Terminal) or 1:45 pm (from Kuranda Terminal).

  • Children under 10 years of age are not permitted on the Canopy Glider

  • Children aged between 10 and 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Minimum height is 140 centimetres.

  • Waist measurement must be between 65 and 130 centimetres.

  • There are weight restrictions for the glider and weight must be provided at the time of booking.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 4 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Is it allowed to eat and drink in the gondolas?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. For the protection of the environment smoking and the consumption of food and drink are prohibited in all gondolas. But eating and drinking are allowed at all of Skyrail's Terminals and Stations. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary
  • Q:Can I still experience Skyrail and the rainforest if it's raining?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. The rainforest is at its best in the rain! Skyrail is spectacular on a fine day and amazing in the wet. Travelling through the mist in your fully enclosed gondola cabin, you will see the rainforest come to life in the rain. And there are complimentary umbrellas available at the mid-stations! If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary

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