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  • Address: Captain Cook Highway & Cairns Western Arterial Road, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
  • Hours: Daily 9am to 5:15pm
  • Admission: $50-$122

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

One of the most scenic ways to travel, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes travelers over and through the ancient Queensland rain forest in enclosed six-seater gondolas before arriving at the mountain town of Kuranda, home to a number of wildlife attractions. The 90-minute, one-way ride covers 4.7 miles (7.5 km) of pristine World Heritage-listed rain forest and is often combined with a return ticket on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

The journey includes time at two mid-stations: the Red Peak Station, where rangers lead guided boardwalk tours, and the Barron Falls Station, home of the CSIRO Interpretation Centre and the mighty Barron Falls. Bring your camera to  capture the tropical landscape, and keep an eyeo ut for bright blue Ulysses butterflies.

Practical Info

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is set in Barron Gorge National Park, about nine miles (15 km) from Cairns. The site is open daily from 9am to 5:15pm (excluding Christmas), with gondolas departing continuously. The cableway is wheelchair-accessible.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, null
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Port Douglas. Choose from a variety of ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.87
Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns & the ... 
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

Experience the ultimate Kuranda visit with a skip-the-line ticket for the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail, plus Gold Class service on the Kuranda ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.43
Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation, Cairns & the ... 
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Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage Rainforest. Experience the largest flight aviary in Australia at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.68
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise, Cairns & the ... 
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Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 141 Reviews

Hit the rails, the rainforest, the sky and the reef in an action-packed day trip from Cairns! You'll take the Kuranda Scenic Railway from Cairns, go shopping ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

From USD $360.75
Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour, ... 
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck Rainforest Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning rainforestation Army Duck Rainforest Tour with an ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.63
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Choose from a variety of options ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

From USD $120.50
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Day Trips
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Port Douglas. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

From USD $131.87
Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic Railway, Port Douglas, ... 
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Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic Railway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Departing Port Douglas or Palm Cove (not available from Cairns) enjoy this small-group Kuranda day trip limited to 12 guests guaranteeing personal service and ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.73
Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park ... 
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Classic Kuranda by Skyrail and Scenic Railway Including Rainforestation, Koala and Wildlife Park and Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage-listed rainforest. Experience the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park including Army Duck tour, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.31
Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest ... 
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Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Spend a morning exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns in small group comfort. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.30

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