Skyrail Cairns to Kuranda the Village in the Rainforest

Skyrail Cairns located 20 minutes north of Cairns. The Skyrail spans between the towns of Caravonica and Kuranda.  While you are in Kurnda visit the Kuranda Markets and many attractions.  A one-way journey takes around one and a half hours.  Including time to enjoy the two stops along the way Red Peak and Barron Falls.

The first departure is at 9:30 am with the last trip departing Kuranda at 3:15 pm.

Cairns Skyrail is the perfect way to see the rainforest.

About Skyrail

Not only beautiful but sustainable too!  Skyrail Cairns is an excellent example of ecotourism. Specifically engineered to take in breathtaking views.

During your ride on the Skyrail, the gondola will take you high above the canopy.

Stop off at not one but two different stations to explore the rainforest from the ground. 

Red Peak Station provides a beautiful walk along a boardwalk through the trees.  Barron Falls Station provides a spectacular view of the famous Barron River Waterfalls.

Barron River Falls

Barron River Falls

One of  Queensland best Icons is the Barron Falls is a steep cascading waterfall on the Barron River in Queensland Australia.   The Skyrail stops at the Barron Falls for guests to view the falls which are excellent during the wet season.

Red Peak Station

Next take a walk along the boardwalk through the rainforest.  The rainforest is home to climbing palms, rare birds and butterflies and lush fern gardens.  Enjoy the scenic lookout in the Rainforest Discovery zone.

Kuranda Markets

While you are visiting Kuranda browse the local markets.  Featuring two market locations the original Kuranda Rainforest Market and the Heritage Markets.  The markets feature art, leather goods, woodwork, and opal jewellery.    The original Kuranda Rainforest Markets have been operating since 1978.



The best thing about the Skyrail?
  • Stunning Rainforest views
  • Iconic Skyrail Cableway
  • Barron Falls
  • Barron Gorge National Park
  • Kuranda Village


The return shuttle will pick you up from your Cairns City accommodation approximately 45 minutes prior your selected Gondola times.

A one-way Skyrail experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. If you are joining the return service please allow at least 2 1/2 hours at a minimum to enjoy some time in Kuranda.

  • Smithfield to Kuranda Skyrail Departure times: 
    • 10:15am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 12:15am, 12:30am
  • Kuranda to Smithfield Skyrail Departure times: 
    • 1:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm
  • Return Skyrail Experience, departing from Smithfield.
  • Tour Includes return transfers from Cairns City Accommodation.

Additionally, why not upgrade your experience?

For a spectacular view, upgrade to our unique glass floor gondola. These allow our guests a unique view of the treetops and the forest floor below.  Diamond view gondolas carry a maximum of 5 passengers and depart stations approximately every 7 minutes.

Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail




  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Sunscreen

As well as your camera!

We will pick you up at your Cairns City accommodation approximately 45 minutes prior to your selected Skyrail departure time.

In any event, we recommend reconfirming your tour 24-48 hours prior to departure.

Wheelchair access is available. Please let us know at the time of booking so we can arrange the access for you.

During busy periods, sharing of gondolas with other guests may be required.

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