Stretching 7.5km through pristine rainforest, Skyrail provides the most amazing aerial views of North Queensland's ancient tropical rainforests.
Upon arriving at Kuranda, take the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns, passing through the World Heritage protected tropical rainforest and unique waterfalls, admiring the spectacular Barron Gorge. You'll eventually arrive back at Cairns Central Railway Station, just a short walk from most Cairns city hotels.
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 Kuranda Scenic Railway's Gold Class
Dedicated host service.
Lounge style chairs with individually assigned seating.
Morning tea or afternoon tea served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Kuranda train gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen and postcard.
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.
Transfers are available for certain hotels in Cairns & Beaches, please enter your hotel name when booking.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
Smithfield Terminal: 6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield QLD 4878
Cairns Central Railway Station address: Bunda St Cairns QLD 4870
Car: 15 minutes from Cairns City and 50 minutes from Port Douglas to Smithfield Terminal.
Walk: Cairns Central Railway Station is within easy walking distance of most hotels.
For those customers taking Kuranda Scenic Railway first, please check in at the Skyrail Ticketing Counter at Freshwater Train Station. Coach transfers operate between Skyrail's Smithfield Terminal and Freshwater Railway Station in the morning. Or you can choose to make your own way there.
10 minutes walk from Kuranda Terminal to Kuranda Village where food and drinks are available for purchase; the Koala Gardens and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary are also in Kuranda Village.
Skyrail operating hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, last departure time is 3:45 pm
Kuranda Scenic Railway departs Kuranda village at 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm.
If you prefer to enter "the Village in the Rainforest", please click here for details.
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.
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.