Skyrail Cairns – Cairns Attractions

Skyrail Cairns, Australia

The Skyrail rainforest cableway is the most popular tourist attraction in North Queensland – and you can see why as soon as you step into your gondola. The cableway ride provides amazing panoramic views of Cairns city to give visitors a literal birds eye perception of the beauty of the tropical north.

As the gondola rises over the top of the mountains towards Kuranda village, the scenery
changes to dense rainforest and gigantic waterfalls and gorges.

Upon reaching the top of the cableway, visitors experience the lovely village atmosphere of Kuranda.

This is an experience few people miss when coming to Cairns.

Stretching for 7.5 kilometres (4.7 miles), Skyrail is the world’s longest gondola cableway. It takes 1.5 hours to complete a one-way journey with 20 minutes spent at each station. CSIRO Interpretative Centre at Barron Falls Station will enable you to discover more about he plants and animals of this tropical region. Gondolas depart continually from all stations from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

Few visitors leave Cairns without having experienced Skyrail and since opening, Skyrail has received numerous awards, including being voted Australia’s best major tourist attraction at the Australian Tourism Awards, and for three years at the Queensland Tourism Awards. 

Skyrail is suitable for all ages, and each gondola seats up to 6 people, including infants. Skyrail can carry most standard type wheelchairs. A Skyrail cableway operator assists passengers on and off the cableway at every station.