Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning 7.5km, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway traverses the McAlister Range, through the Barron Gorge National Park, immersing you in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquillity of the ancient rainforest between its Smithfield and Kuranda Terminals.

Glide just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins using our interpretive app and audio guide to place the story of the rainforest in your hands.

Witness the wonders of the Wet Tropics rainforest from Skyrail’s unique vantage point, before alighting at Red Peak and Barron Falls to explore and learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak, join regular guided boardwalk tours with a Skyrail Ranger as they share their knowledge of this ancient environment. The Rainforest Discovery Zone provides incredible insights into this intriguing landscape whose prehistoric ancestry dates back approximately 130 million years! Navigate the evolutionary history of the Earth via the illuminated timeline that snakes its way along the ceiling; discover amazing facts, flora and fauna of the rainforest displayed within the engaging floor to ceiling interpretive panels and immerse yourself in Australia’s most realistic jungle habitat of the primordial cassowary.

The Rainforest Interpretive Centre at Barron Falls provides a fun and informative learning experience for people of all ages. Visit the Historical Precinct and the innovative Edge Lookout that provides unimpeded views from the waterfall face, down along the gorge. The Edge Lookout also features a glass-floored ‘nerve tester’ inviting guests to stand on a transparent section of boardwalk suspended some 160 metres above the gorge.

Unlock the secrets of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Bookings are essential. Combine your Skyrail experience with a journey aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway. Allow plenty of free time in Kuranda to explore. Be sure to share your experience with us in #TheAncientRainforest.

Planned Maintenance Closures

Throughout the year Skyrail has confirmed programmed preventative maintenance works. These works will require the cableway to be closed for short periods of time. Visit the website for more information.

Admission - one-way Experience
Adult $55
Child [4-14 yrs] $27.50
Family [2A + 2C] $137.50

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