Cairns is blessed to be on the doorstep of some of the most incredible natural sites. 

If you’re looking for things to do in Cairns that offer the best views of nature and a thrilling experience wrapped up in one, then a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway should not go amiss. 

A Brief History of the Kuranda Skyrail Cableway

The Kuranda Skyrail experience was opened in August 1995, and at the time was the longest gondola cableway in the world. 

Our Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience

The experience begins with an open-air gondola, or canopy glider, which travels for 7.5 km, just metres above the top of the pristine rainforest for a deeper look at this fascinating part of the world. 

The views out to Cairns and the lush rainforest of the Tableland Valley were impressive. The Kuranda Skyrail cableway experience takes about 1.5 hours one way, which includes two stopovers along the way.

Is Diamond View on Skyrail worth it?

If your nerves are up to it, it’s definitely worth paying the extra, as you have beautiful views down to the varying vibrant shades of green of the canopy in varying vibrant shades of green. 

When a space in the thick foliage opened up we could even peek way down the bottom layer of ferns scrambling for the sunlight on the forest floor.