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Skyrail Cairns

FROM: $62
SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: Flexible - Daily
Returns: Flexible - Daily

Departure Point: Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal and Kuranda Terminal.

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Pricing Options

$62 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) - One Way (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$31 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) - One Way (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$93 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) - Return (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2024)
$46.5 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) - Return (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$90 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) - One Way (Diamond View Upgrade) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$0 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) - One Way (Diamond View Upgrade) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$117 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) - Return (Bus Transfers from Cairns City Included) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$70.5 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) - Return (Bus Transfers from Cairns City Included) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$121 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) - Return (Diamond View Upgrade One Way) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$60.5 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 yrs) - Return (Diamond View Upgrade One Way) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

Glide metres above the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and explore ancient destinations aboard the Skyrail Cairns!

  • Discover the unique beauty of World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Enjoy a guided tour at Red Peak and experience Barron Falls
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Cairns and Kuranda region
  • Choose from a one-way or return journey from Cairns or Kuranda!

Join us on a 7.5-kilometre scenic journey above the thriving canopies and ancient pockets of the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest aboard Skyrail Cairns! Experience the biodiverse beauty of the tropics from above and below, as you glide along the tree tops and descend to enjoy guided rainforest walks at Red Peak and panoramic viewing decks at Barron Falls. Passing through spellbinding waterfalls, cascading tropical ranges, and the eclectic rainforest village of Kuranda, a Skyrail journey is a Cairns must-experience!

The Skyrail Cairns offers one-way journeys from Cairns to Kuranda and Kuranda to Cairns, or a popular return journey option from Cairns or Kuranda. Tailor your Skyrail experience by exploring Red Peak and Barron Falls for as long as you wish, and enjoying ample time at Kuranda. A travel option for every Cairns itinerary is guaranteed!

Skyrail gliding past heavily flowing Barron Falls, Cairns

Features and Highlights

  • Explore the renowned highlights of the Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Tours departing every 15 minutes from Cairns and Kuranda
  • 1.5-hour journey one way or 2.5-hour return journey
  • Join a guided ranger tour and rainforest boardwalk loop at Red Peak
  • See the iconic gorge and waterfall views at Barron Falls
  • Visit and spend ample time at the Kuranda rainforest village
  • Multi-lingual Interpretive App and Audio Guide included
  • Free all-day parking
  • Free wifi at all stations
  • Transfers available from Cairns City for an additional cost
  • Diamond View upgrade available one-way for an additional cost
  • Accessible and fun way for all ages and travellers to discover the rainforest!

Women wearing a hat pointing at the scenic view aboard Skyrail Cairns

Soar peacefully above the pristine jungle canopies between Cairns and Kuranda aboard the beloved Skyrail Cairns!

Sample Itinerary

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Departure Daily departures every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) OR Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal.
Arrival Arrive at Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal or Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) approximately 90 minutes after departure - guests can spend as much time as they wish at Red Peak and Barron Falls.
Return Daily departures every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 3...

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Departure Daily departures every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) OR Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal.
Arrival Arrive at Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal or Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) approximately 90 minutes after departure - guests can spend as much time as they wish at Red Peak and Barron Falls.
Return Daily departures every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) OR Skyrail’s Kuranda Terminal.

One-way from Cairns OR Kuranda 

See the renowned sights of the Wet Tropics Rainforest on a one-way journey departing from either Cairns or Kuranda. For guests located in Cairns, Beaches, or Port Douglas we recommend starting your experience at the Smithfield Terminal (Cairns). For guests located in Kuranda or the Atherton Tablelands we recommend starting your experience at the Kuranda Terminal. Choose to cruise back to your starting destination via bus or aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Return journey from Cairns OR Kuranda

Departing from the Smithfield Terminal (Cairns) or Kuranda Terminal, a return journey on the Skyrail Cairns is the best way to immerse yourself in the unique rainforest sights and have plenty of fun! With daily departures every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm, guests can spend as much time as they wish exploring Red Peak, Barron Falls, and the Kuranda rainforest village. 

Diamond View Upgrade 

Enjoy a mesmerising and unimpeded perspective straight down to the tropical rainforest canopy with Skyrail’s glass floor Diamond View gondola. Guests aboard the Diamond View ticket option can additionally enjoy Diamond View only boarding queues. Seating a maximum of 5 people (including infants) Diamond view is available on a one-way, per-person basis only.

Skyrail Cairns scenic view of the Coral Sea

Please note that bus transfers to the Smithfield Terminal are available from selected Cairns City locations only.

More Information

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small day bag:

  • Refillable water bottle and drinking water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Motion sickness medication if you are affected by Skyrail travel
  • Camera
  • Cash or EFTPOS for lunch and additional purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Day packs and fold up strollers can be taken on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

What's Included

  • A journey of discovery into the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Ra...

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small day bag:

  • Refillable water bottle and drinking water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Motion sickness medication if you are affected by Skyrail travel
  • Camera
  • Cash or EFTPOS for lunch and additional purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Day packs and fold up strollers can be taken on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

What's Included

  • A journey of discovery into the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Multi-lingual Interpretive App and Audio Guide
  • Red Peak: Rainforest Discovery Zone, Ranger Guided Tours, rainforest boardwalk loop, scenic lookout
  • Barron Falls: The Edge Lookout; rainforest boardwalk loop, Rainforest Interpretation Center, panoramic gorge and waterfall views
  • Free Wi-Fi at all stations
  • Free all day parking

What's Extra

  • Lunch and additional personal purchases at Kuranda Village
  • Bus transfers to Smithfield Terminal (Cairns)
  • Diamond View upgrade

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

  • Bus transfers to the Smithfield Terminal are available from selected Cairns City locations only at an additional cost.
  • Diamond View upgrade is only available one-way (even for Return ticket holders).
  • Trips depart every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm.
  • Free parking is available at Skyrail Cairns departure point with dedicated parking for RV’s and caravans and an electric vehicle charge station.
  • Each standard Skyrail gondola seats* a maximum of 6 people (including infants) or a maximum of 480kg (1058 lbs) whichever is first. Bookings are taken on a per-seat basis and the gondola is not offered exclusively. Sharing of gondolas with other guests may be required in peak periods.
  • Children (14 years and younger) must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the Skyrail experience.

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transport:

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 72 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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