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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“cable car” (291 reviews)
“barron falls” (267 reviews)
“diamond view” (133 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cnr Cairns Western Aerial Rd & Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the Skyrail. It is worth stopping at each of the stations along the way to explore. We opted to skip the railway and drove to Smithfield. The up and back trip to Kuranda was a good trip but a little expensive. It wasn't...More

Thank champir
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the Tropics! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We have a very diverse range of native flora and fauna here in the World Heritage listed rainforests of Tropical North Queensland are we are delighted you got...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to stop at each vantage point along the way - there are great lookout within a 100 or so meters of each station.More

Thank Michael C
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

G’Day Michael Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway recently and recommending fellow travellers take the time to stop at our two mid stations. Red Peak Station offers Ranger guided tours, whilst the spectacular Barron Gorge lookout offers photo enthusiasts of all ages a fantastic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Skyrail is a great opportunity to experience the rain forest in a very different way. Instead of walking beneath the trees, you are "flying" overhead, just skimming the tree tops. The views go forever. The gondolas make a couple of stops along the way,...More

Thank ArlettaC
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest Skyrail provides a very unique perspective, both high above the canopy, as well as an immersive experience on the forest floor. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time! The views stretch far across the Barron Gorge &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the cable car on 7th May, was very misty due to rain and a bit windy, however that took nothing away from the amazing scenery. The cable car itself was comfortable and gave good views to the forest below, we stopped at the...More

1  Thank Debbie M
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hello from the tropical rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with us in May, we are glad you had a great experience with us. Thanks for mentioning the misty rainforest weather and how this added a unique element to viewing this amazing scenery and ancient...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views- pay extra for the glass bottom cart it's worth it! Staff really friendly. We accidentally left the selfie stick in one of the carts and they were so helpful in getting it back, thankfully because it was only the start of our six...More

Thank Dawn D
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting Skyrail recently and sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the rainforest and amazing views that our Diamond View experience provides. Glad to hear our wonderful staff reunited you with your selfie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I took the skyrail to Kurranda and then the return train to Cairns. My son just loved the whole trip on the cable cars and getting off to walk around parts of the rainforest. We did get to see some animals and...More

Thank dora_an_explorer
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting us with your son recently we are absolutely thrilled to hear you both had such a fantastic time in the rainforest with us. We are glad that your son was wowed by the experience and we love...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You take a cable car above the rainforest canopy. The journey is about 1.5 hours in total as there are two stops with an opportunity to look at various views and walk through the forest on wooden boardwalk. We booked in advance but it was...More

1  Thank Chris-and-Soo
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

G'day from the tropics, Thanks for visiting recently and sharing your travel tips with fellow travellers. We are glad to hear you booked in advance and enjoyed the amazing views whilst using our trip guide to learn more about this ancient environment. Thanks also for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE had traveled on the Skyrail some years ago but with friends from Scotland we decided to do it again. it was great and our Scottish friends in particular enjoyed it immensely.More

Thank Trevor-Bonnie B
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Hello from the treetops! Thank you for visiting Skyrail and the Australian rainforest with us recently. We are very happy to hear you and your Scottish friends enjoyed seeing the rainforest from such a unique perspective and enjoyed your experience with Skyrail immensely. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth doing at least one in your life. We rode the skyrail up and and spent a few hours in Kuranda and then caught the train back. The earliest train departs at 2pm so it was a long day when you catch the...More

Thank Bali73
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Gday from the tropical rainforest, Thanks for visiting and thanks for sharing an awe-inspiring review of your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience! We are thrilled to hear your feedback and thank you for recommending us so highly to fellow travellers. Thanks for giving your itinerary tips...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked a trip which picked us up from where we were staying. We caught the train up to Kuranda, got the cable car down and was taken back to where we were staying. We'd booked in advance from the UK. The...More

Thank VegasBaby1964
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this review

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the Australian Rainforest with Skyrail on your holiday to Tropical North Queensland. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the train journey in your itinerary, however, we are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the Skyrail experience...More

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pleasespammelater
Were the Skyrail or Kuranda affected by Cyclone Debbie?
3 April 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi pleasespammelater, there was absolutely no impact whatsoever in Tropical North Queensland. You can check out our live webcams here in the rainforest on our website to see what's happening in the Cairns rainforest now. I... More
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Clairejop
Hello, Me and my partner are going nuts trying to work this out: We would like to drive to the sky rail terminal and get ONLY the sky rail ONE way and not use the scenic railway. We cannot find anywhere how we would get back from the end of the sky rail to our car? Is there a bus? Or do we have no choice and have to buy a return sky rail journey? Thanks in advance!!!
2 April 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Clairejop, apologies you can not find much information on this - this is because a one way Skyrail experience on its own is not very common as the experience is seeing the rainforest and not so much a means of getting to... More
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Clairejop
Hello, Me and my partner are going nuts trying to work this out: We would like to drive to the sky rail terminal and get ONLY the sky rail ONE way and not use the scenic railway. We cannot find anywhere how we would get back from the end of the sky rail to our car? Is there a bus? Or do we have no choice and have to buy a return sky rail journey? Thanks in advance!!!
2 April 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Clairejop, we notice this question appears twice, we have answered on the second question. If you want to find out more information on Kuranda village visit their website. We hope this helps otherwise please do get in... More
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