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Skyrail Gondola (Queensland)

The Skyrail Gondola is Queensland’s most visited tourist attraction, and the best way to see awesome panoramic views of Cairns city, the tropical rainforest and Kuranda village.

Your trip begins at the Caravonica skyrail terminal located 50 minutes away from Port Douglas. As you rise above the mountain tops towards Kuranda village with breathtaking views of Cairns city, the scenery will dramatically change to lush rainforest and impressive waterfalls. Your carriage will regularly pause for photo opportunities of the view.

The skyrail is 7.5km long, and is the world’s longest gondola cableway. The journey from the Caravonica station to Kuranda village takes one and a half hour’s in total, as it stops for 20 minute intervals at stations along the journey.

One of the stations at which your eight-seater carriage will stop is Red Peak Station, located on a mountain top. At this station, you can take a stroll along a 175m boardwalk through the rainforest to venture into and appreciate this unique natural habitat.

Barron Falls Station is another stop-off point along your journey, and is situated next to the magnificent waterfall. A great photo opportunity!

Once you have reached Kuranda, you can walk into the village of Kuranda and explore the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or simply dine in one of the superb cafes and restaurants.

After walking around Kuranda, your return journey to Cairns will be made on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The 90-minute journey is made in a classic timber carriage. The view on this fantastic journey is just as spectacular as the skyrail; a favourite highlight is the Stoney Creek Falls, where the train crosses a bridge in front of this beautiful waterfall. The railway has been described as a “34km postcard”, as every single minute of the journey offers magnificent sights to provide long-lasting memories.