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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
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Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas in the world. Explore Kuranda, the village in the rainforest known for its markets, cafes, art galleries and wildlife parks. Return via the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to complete your rainforest day tour. Combine one of Cairns other leading attractions with your experience including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns - discover, encounter and immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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+61 7 4038 5555
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Reviewed yesterday

We as a family have done this tour a few times over the years. Its just so stunningly beautiful that we keep coming back for more. To sit back and look out to sea while you gently make your way up the mountain range over...More

Thank Erik Z
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the ancient rainforest at Skyrail with the family time and time again. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy the beauty so much you keep coming back to enjoy it. Thanks for mentioning our rainforest stations...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shocked at some of the negative reviews!! We drove to Smithfield then took skyrail up and train back then bus back to car. The whole day was very well organized over the phone when booking. We were on a day when the cruise ship was...More

Thank sherbsfamily
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway recently and taking the time to review feedback from your fellow guests. We really are lucky to be able to showcase the oldest tropical rainforest to our guests every single day and are very...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our trip via the helpful ladies at the Cairns Tourist Office, and originally booked one part of the journey on the train. Unfortunately it wasn't running due to landslides, and we took the Skyrail both ways. On checking in early we were happy...More

Thank mrsje
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest with Skyrail recently booked by the lovely staff at the Cairns Tourist Office. Thanks for mentioning how easy it was for you to check in at Skyrail with a flexible time that suited your schedule...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lovely days outings ... and lots if quirky little shops ... lots of spots to eat out in and butterfly s are beautiful so much to see but need the purse strings all coast money .More

Thank Amanda P
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting the rainforest recently and sharing your birthday celebrations with us! We are glad to hear you had a lovely outing with us exploring the ancient rainforest at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway but also enjoyed time in Kuranda, the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family loved our ride on the Cableway from Kuranda. One of the highlights was our stop at Red Peak. We were lucky enough to see a wild cassowary and get a tour with Ranger Cameron. In just a few minutes, he opened our eyes...More

Thank Marie P
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for sharing your awesome visit to the rainforest with us. How lucky and special for you and your family to see a wild Cassowary in the rainforest with Ranger Cameron at Red Peak Rainforest Station. What a great memory!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cars are rather small and stuffy, but the ride is very smooth. I didn't see much except a lot of treetops, so I'm not sure I would pay extra to repeat the experience. It does make a couple of stops along the way for...More

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting and sharing your travel experience. Our gondolas seat 6 guests and have vents and windows for airflow and comfort. Whilst gliding gently over the rainforest the views are made up of the rainforest canopy, Cairns and surrounding areas,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were not able to take the train due to the recent landslides so we had a return journey on the skyrail. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We spent a lovely few hours in Kuranda exploring and also did the river cruise.More

Thank nicola h
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting Skyrail recently and going ahead with your experience with us even when the train had cancelled after unexpected weather interruptions. We are very happy to hear you had a fab day out exploring the ancient rainforest with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We self-drove to Smithfield and took some time looking through the gift shop before jumping on the bus and taken to the railway at nearby Redlynch. Another gift shop visit and a snack at the cafe and we were then able to hop on board...More

Thank Gee A
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thank you for visiting Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth with us recently and sharing your great day with fellow travellers here on the Trip Advisor community. We are very happy to hear you thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the skyrail on the 19th April from Kuranda to Smithfield in the morning . We had a great time ! The queue was not long at all. We stopped at the red peak station and the staff showed us a python ! He...More

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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest recently and sharing your excellent experience accompanied by our friendly staff! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time wildlife spotting with the team and a photo opportunity at the end! Thanks for sharing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Trip was cancelled by the company the day before. I understand that work needed to be carried out after recent landslides, but cancelling at such short notice affected a trip planned months in advance leaving no time to find alternatives. Disappointed. Richard and Susan ScotlandMore

Thank sooric13
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SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Richard and Susan, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Services were cancelled by Kuranda Scenic Railway for approximately 2 weeks from the end of March due to the subsequent work required after weather events in the region, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway was not affected by...More

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730matthew
16 April 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Greetings from the rainforest! In Kuranda the two stations are side by side however from the starting point the Skyrail terminal is located in Smithfield and the train station that you disembark from is located at... More
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Sol Y
31 March 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Sol, if you are staying in Cairns or surrounding areas of the city most people will depart on Skyrail in the morning and return via the train or vice versa, depart via the train in the morning and return via Skyrail... More
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SBtraveler2630
14 March 2018|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
It sure is! The rainforest really is different every day and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway operates every day of the year (excluding maintenance happening on various dates in April, May and June 2018 - see the special notices... More
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