The most popular tourist attraction in Cairns is the Skyrail
rainforest cableway, which travels nearly five miles (7.5km) from
the Caravonica Terminal, the gondolas gliding above the canopy of
the rainforest over magnificent waterfalls and gorges, to the
village of Kuranda. En route passengers can alight temporarily at
two stations to explore the boardwalks that have been constructed
in the heart of the forest. Interpretative centres have been set up
so visitors can learn about the ecology, fauna and flora of the
fascinating ancient rainforest. The return journey takes about two
and a half hours, and the gondolas seat up to six people. Booking
in advance is advisable.
Address: Caravonica Terminal: corner of Kamerunga Road and Cook
Telephone: (0)7 4038 1555
Transportation: Coach transfers from central Cairns and beaches to
Caravonica Terminal are available
Opening Time: Gondolas depart continually between 8.30am and 4pm
Admission: Return ticket: A$66 (adults), A$33(children).
Concessions and combination tickets are available.