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Great Barrier Reef Sights

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Captain Cook Hwy. at Cairns Western Arterial Rd. Map It
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Updated 01/16/2014

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From the Skyrail terminal just north of Cairns, take a six-person cable car on a breathtaking 7½-km (5-mile) journey across pristine, World Heritage–listed rain-forest canopy to the highland village of Kuranda, where you can visit local wildlife parks and shop for local craft and Aboriginal art. At two stations along the way, you can hop off and explore (the Skyrail ticket price includes a short ranger-guided rain-forest tour at Red Peak, and there's an info center and lookout at Barron Falls). The cableway base station is 15 km (9 miles) north of Cairns. Many visitors take the Scenic Railway to Kuranda, the cableway on the return trip.

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Captain Cook Hwy. at Cairns Western Arterial Rd., Cairns, Queensland, 4878, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • 1-way A$47, round-trip A$71 (self-drive); A$74–A$119 (with transfers); cable car with scenic railway/cultural/rain forest/wildlife experiences A$91–A$169
  • Daily 9–5:15 at 15-minute intervals, last round-trip boards at 2:45; last one-way trip at 3:30

Updated 01/16/2014


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