Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Tour Guide:
Experience the magic of a rainforest without the rugged factor at the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. A world first in environmental tourism, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway whisks you through 7.5 kilometres across an expanse of dense rainforest canopy from Cairns to Kuranda on a gondola. Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, with all its fascinating sights and sounds, is just beneath you.
Seated on a six-seater gondola, begin your experience from Caravonica Terminal, about 15 minutes outside of Cairns. Swing your way in a leisurely pace that allows you to immerse yourself in the magical rainforest experience. As Red Peak Station, the first of your mid-forest stops and the highest point of the rainforest experience, approaches, the gondola descends, taking you with it, past layers and layers of dense canopy right into the heart of the rainforest.
Disembark at the station and step onto the 175m boardwalk that meanders through the dense rainforest. Towering trees, lush palms, giant ferns and a diverse array of plants and wildlife surround you on all sides. Sign up for a complimentary guided boardwalk tour through the rainforest and learn more about the enchanting settings around you from the rangers at hand. Having had your fill of the rainforest, continue on your Skyrail journey to the Barron Falls Station, the second stop.
The journey between the Red Peak Station and the Barron Falls Station is even more spectacular with splashes of colours lighting up the canopy greens. As you near the Barron Falls Station, the Barron Gorge opens up right beneath you – a seemingly endless chasm in the middle of lush greenery. Disembark at the station and step onto the boardwalks for an exploratory tour of this section of the rainforest.
Enjoy the exquisite views of the majestic Barron Gorge and the captivating Barron Waterfalls from three different lookout points. Unravel the mysteries of the dense tropical rainforests through visuals and touch screens at the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Make the experience even more remarkable with the Djabugay Aboriginal Guided Tour that lends you a glimpse into the fascinating history and culture of the Australian Aboriginals.
Later, continue on the last segment of your Skyrail Rainforest Experience and arrive at Kuranda, the Village in the Rainforest, a destination in itself. You can travel back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Experience and repeat the experience or club the Skyrail Rainforest Experience with the Kuranda Scenic Railway.