Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. Relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. Alight at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-station, Red Peak and Barron Falls, where you’ll explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks and scenic look-outs.

Skyrail can be enjoyed as complete day tour adventure or combined as a package with a number of Cairns’ other leading tourist attractions. Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal is located a short walk from the famous village of Kuranda where you’ll be able to enjoy local attractions and shopping.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway

Combine your Skyrail experience with a return journey to Cairns on Kuranda Scenic Railway. Built over 100 years ago, this historic train winds its way through Barron Gorge giving you spectacular views.


Optional Upgrade: Kuranda Scenic Railways Gold Class Experience – $49 (see below)

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway / Kuranda Scenic Railway / Tjapukai By Day

The award winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is located adjacent to Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal. Tjapukai provides visitors with a dynamic interpretation of 40,000 years of Aboriginal history, legends, dance, culture and traditions presented by the descendants of the local Tjupkai people.


Optional Upgrade: Kuranda Scenic Railways Gold Class Experience (see below)

30 Minute Balloon Flight / Kuranda / Skyrail

Experience the Tablelands plus the Rainforest of Kuranda, with a balloon flight and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience. While in Kuranda take the opportunity to pick up some souveniers at the local markets, take a rainforest walk or visit the Kuranda Koala Gardens.

Departs: Cairns Daily 4.30am / Returns Approx 4.30pm


KSR Gold Class is a special rail journey for the discerning traveller desiring a more luxurious, personalised touring experience. Sipping on sparkling wine or a cold beer and savouring delicious finger foods whilst enjoying the breathtaking natural wonders adds a totally new and very memorable dimension to the world famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. The distinctive Heritage Green carriage adorned with its brass insignias and plush Victorian-inspired interior will form the ambient surroundings for this great rail experience.

The romance of a journey from yesteryear will be further enhanced by your KSR Gold Class Attendant who will look after your every need. And whilst you immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery and the inspiring story of the construction of the railway you will enjoy refreshments served to your individual seat. Local produce tastings of Atherton Tableland produce will tantalise your tastebuds. A wonderful complimentary souvenir pack including a pewter stick-pin, a postcard and postage to anywhere in the world will complete the splendid KSR Gold Class experience.

KSR Gold Class departs on the 9.30am service departing Cairns and the 9.45am service departing Freshwater, returning on the 3.30pm service departing Kuranda.