Planning a trip to TNQ? You can immerse yourself in the lush tropical rainforests near Cairns.
A great way to explore the rainforests is via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. This must-do attraction provides a unique experience as you glide in a gondola just metres above the canopy for spectacular views over the pristine rainforest, as far as the Coral Sea and Cairns Highlands.
Descend through the canopy to Red Peak station where a Skyrail Ranger meets you for a guided boardwalk tour of the ancient tropical rainforest. Here the rangers share their knowledge of the giant buttress roots, towering Kauri Pines, climbing wait-a-while palms and other flora and fauna that surround you in this fascinating ecosystem. After your tour, make sure you take the time to absorb the beauty and atmosphere of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth before re-boarding Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Barron Falls Station.
As the name suggests, the majestic Barron Falls and Gorge take centre stage from three separate lookouts at Barron Falls station. This station is also home to the Skyrail/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Rainforest Interpretation Centre where you can learn more about rainforest biodiversity via the interactive multimedia. .
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located only 15 minutes from Cairns city centre and 50 minutes from Port Douglas. It is open every day except Christmas Day and during scheduled maintenance. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a multi award winner for its excellence in sustainable tourism, and is accessible for all ages and abilities, making it the best and most beautiful rainforest experience in the world.
For tour packages and prices, visit skyrail.com.au
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