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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here as part of an organised tour and it was my second time on the Skyrail. Two of my fellow travellers struggle with heights but both persevered and really enjoyed the spectacular views over the rainforest, the river and especially the long descent...More

Thank Valerie K
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had a great day exploring, including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest canopy. We...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 6 and 9 year old kids loved this soo much. It was a highlight of the trip. The view of Cairns is spectacular and the ride over the canopy is something you don’t see everyday. Highly recommend for anyone who comes to cairns.More

Thank DayTrip657102
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you loved your experience and consider it the highlight of your Cairns trip. We are glad you enjoyed the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were blocked for 30 minutes at the first station Red peak where there is litualy nothing to do, according to them for a security check. So we loose time cause of this thing and unfortunately stayed less than an hour the village Kuranda where...More

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, We are sorry to hear we did not meet with your expectations on this occasion. The safety of our guests and staff is the number one priority at Skyrail, hence why we required the short delay to carry out the routine...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

You cannot visit Cairns and not take the Skyrail to Karunda. Amazing rainforest views and views out over the ocean. Friendly , helpful staff and great amenities, at the top and bottom.More

Thank Tracy E
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had a great day exploring, including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest canopy. Skyrail...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

You must return on this from Kuranda to Springfield to complete your day. Its a long gondola ride and travels the 9kms in 45 mins but this does not include the two stops at Barron Falls and Red Top Lynch station which are a must...More

Thank GRAHAM C
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for sharing your review of Skyrail. We are thrilled you enjoyed exploring the ancient rainforest, including the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the tropical rainforest canopy. We are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the train up to Kuranda. The place is a lot bigger than we expected, some great attractions and lovely authentic little cafes with great food and very reasonably priced. Lots of tourist shops, which was a bit off putting. We took the Skyrail back...More

Thank paulaf998
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are glad you enjoyed the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, the Cairns region, the Coral Sea and the untouched rainforest canopy. Guests are booked in pre-allocated 15 minute intervals...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was great to see but it is a very long ride to Kuranda. Nice little stops on the way we did one on the way up and one on the way down. It was quite disappointing to pay over $150 for two people and then...More

Thank xxallyx
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. Where possible we endeavour to provide guests with their own gondola; however, Skyrail tickets are issued per person, not per gondola so due to managing traffic flow it is necessary operationally to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely loved this cableway. You are right above the rainforest canopy and the view to the mountains and the sea are stunning. The ride itself is quite exciting, fun but not scary. Make sure you make the two stops on the way, do the boardwalk...More

Thank Qipao
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled that you loved your experience, sailing above and through the rainforest canopy. We are glad you enjoyed the scenic views of Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls, the Cairns...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Book in advance so you don't have to faff about in the queues. Expect to queue for the cable car, to avoid a length wait go early morning. We went up in the cable car and back on the train. Considering that also included in...More

Thank tasman7
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest with Skyrail. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable day including the great scenic views of the Cairns region, the Coral Sea, Barron Gorge National Park, Barron Falls and the tropical rainforest canopy. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we were so excited to go on the sky rail we were told it would take about 2hrs to get too top with the stops in between this was very misleading, we brought the diamond view tickets no one told us that we didn't have...More

Thank Annegelique
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for your feedback. Skyrail recommends 1.5 hours for a one-way experience which accounts for travel time and approximately 20 minutes to explore both Red Peak, with complementary ranger guided tours and the new Rainforest Discovery Zone, and Barron Falls,...More

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Juliet Z
7 September 2018|
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Response from DanaHookins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we have been out of internet range. Not sure how you got on but we purchased everything through Reception at the caravan park because the website was not very user friendly.
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Cam C
13 August 2018|
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Response from Strickes | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We have never taken a guided tour up there. I am not sure if they are available or not. I know there are tours that take you to the bottom part of the Skyrail terminal. I suggest you either email Skyrail or look into... More
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Eryn W
12 August 2018|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Ask at any of the many travel agents in town.
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