Cairns Skyrail – Discover Tropical North Queensland’s Rainforest Experience

Cairns Skyrail is located about 20 minutes north of the city of Cairns. The Skyrail spans between the town of Caravonica and Kuranda.

Cairns Skyrail is the perfect way to see the rainforest. Offering great flexibility for people who wish to explore Kuranda the “Village in the Rainforest”. You will get to explore Kuranda’s daily craft markets.

About Skyrail

The Cairns Skyrail experience spans 7.5 kilometers over pristine rainforest. You will be gliding just over a meter above the rainforest canopy. This really is an awesome way to see North Queensland’s rainforest with stunning views of Cairns tropical region and the coral sea.

Cairns Skyrail has 2 stations where you will be able to explore the rainforest. Enjoy wandering along the board-walks and visiting scenic look outs.

To combine the Cairns Skyrail with the Scenic Train, click HERE.


  • When approaching the first rainforest mid station, Red Peak your gondola will descend through the canopy layers and take you deep in the forest
  • Red Peak Station is 545 metres above sea level our 175 metre boardwalk for provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the rainforest from ground level
  • Take a complimentary guided boardwalk tour and find out about our fascinating eco-system.
  • Barron Falls station will provide you with an awesome view of the majestic Barron Falls
  • Learn about the rainforest at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.
  • A one way Skyrail experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete so for our return service you should allow at least 2 1/2 hours.  Why not spend some time in Kuranda ‘The Village in the Rainforest’ – allow at least another hour or so for a wander.


  • Return Skyrail Experience, departing from Smithfield or Kuranda.
  • Tour Includes return transfers from Cairns City Accommodation.
  • Stops in all above listed stations
  • The Cairns Skyrail is open every day except for Christmas Day

Optional Extras

For a spectacular view upgrade to our unique glass floor gondola allowing our guests a unique prospective of the tree tops and the forest floor below

Diamond view gondolas carry a maximum of 5 passengers and depart stations approximately every 7 minutes


Tour Features

Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Queensland, 4878
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