Located in the heart of Tropical North Queensland, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is the world’s first environmental tourist attraction of its kind and has been named the best major tourist attraction in Australia along with a string of other awards. Offering an amazing environmental tourism experience, Skyrail Cairns takes you on a unique journey suspended over the World Heritage listed rainforest canopy and deep into the lush vegetation.
Situated just 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD and less than an hour south of Port Douglas, Skyrail Cairns can be accessed via the Smithfield Terminal on the corner of the Cook Highway and Cairns Western Arterial Road and offers easy self-drive options as well as convenient coach transfer services to both the Port Douglas and Smithfield terminals. Spanning 7.5kms over the spectacular rainforest, a one-way journey on the Skyrail Cairns takes approximately an hour and a half to complete while a return journey takes approximately 2 and a half hours in total.
A global leader in eco-tourism and a premier tourist attraction, the Skyrail experience offers an amazing and unique experience not available anywhere else in the world. Discover the wonders of this ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically diverse and fascinating areas on the planet. Six-person gondolas glide just metres above the rainforest canopy, immersing guests in an intimate nature experience where you will hear, smell, see and become a part of the unique tropical environment.
Offering spectacular views of the rainforest as well as panoramic views of Cairns and the Coral Sea, Skyrail Cairns features Red Peak and Barron Falls, two rainforest mid-stations that offer the opportunity to alight your gondola and explore the amazing rainforest on boardwalks and scenic lookouts as well as the Rainforest Interpretation Centre state-of-the-art experience. Skyrail Cairns can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a package with other iconic tourist attractions such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Great Barrier Reef.
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