Explore the Tropical Splendour with Skyrail Cairns

Welcome to Skyrail Cairns, your gateway to a beautiful adventure through the lush tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland. Embark on a journey as you soar above the canopy aboard our iconic cableway.  Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics.

Skyrail Cairns

A unique perspective of this natural wonder

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the lush rainforest canopy with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide for 7.5 kilometres above the magnificent scenery of Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Discover a Spectacular Ride

Skyrail Cairns

Experience the wonder of Skyrail Cairns as you glide smoothly above the treetops.  Enjoy panoramic views of the pristine landscapes below. Our state-of-the-art gondolas offer a comfortable and eco-friendly way to explore the region, with informative commentary providing insights into the area’s unique flora, fauna, and Indigenous Culture.

Along the way,

Descend to explore the wonders of Red Peak and Barron Falls on rainforest boardwalks.

At Red Peak,

immerse yourself in the Rainforest Discovery Zone, join Ranger Guided Tours, and stroll through the acrobatic Rainforest Boardwalk Loop while enjoying scenic lookout points.

At Barron Falls

marvel at the panoramic gorge and waterfall views, explore the Rainforest Boardwalk Loop, and visit The Edge Lookout and Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Advanced bookings are required, with Skyrail’s Smithfield (Cairns) terminal conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Cairns. Bus transfers are available from selected Cairns City locations, and one-way journeys take approximately 1 ½ hours. Allow 2 ½ hours for a round-trip experience, with continuous gondola departures throughout the day. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the wonders of the rainforest with Skyrail Cairns.

Immerse Yourself in Nature

Step off the beaten path and delve deep into the heart of the rainforest with our immersive experiences. Take a guided walk through the lush undergrowth, where towering trees and cascading waterfalls create a symphony of sights and sounds. Learn about the rich biodiversity of this ancient ecosystem and discover hidden treasures at every turn.

Unforgettable Sights and Activities

Skyrail Cairns

At Skyrail Cairns, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, thrill-seeker, or simply seeking tranquillity amidst the beauty of the rainforest, our range of activities has you covered. From guided walks and birdwatching tours to scenic lookouts and cultural experiences, every moment promises unforgettable.

Convenient and Accessible

Conveniently located just a short drive from Cairns city centre, Skyrail Cairns offers easy access to nature’s wonders. With ample parking and shuttle services available, getting here is a breeze, allowing you to spend more time exploring and less worrying about logistics.

Add the Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Combine the Skyrail Cairns experience with the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the rainforest. Start your adventure with a breathtaking ride on the Skyrail, soaring above the lush canopy and taking in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Then, hop aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and wind through the dense jungle, passing cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains, and verdant valleys.

Explore the village in the rainforest.


Arriving in Kuranda, known as the “village in the rainforest,” you’ll have the chance to explore this charming town nestled amidst the ancient trees. Browse local markets, discover indigenous culture, and indulge in delicious cuisine at quaint cafes and restaurants. With its vibrant arts scene, fascinating wildlife attractions, and stunning natural beauty, Kuranda offers a genuinely immersive rainforest experience. Join us for a day of adventure and exploration that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Book Your Adventure Today

Ready to experience the wonders of Skyrail Cairns for yourself? Book your tickets now and embark on a journey of discovery and adventure in one of Australia’s most iconic natural destinations. Whether travelling solo, with family or as part of a group, Skyrail Cairns promises an unforgettable experience. Join us and let the magic of the rainforest enchant you.

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