Review: Skyrail Cableway, Cairns, Queensland


We travel the world for ten months a year searching for adventure and beauty. We found more than we had hoped in this land called “Down Under.” Australia is a land of huge contrasts, vast deserts that continue for thousands of miles. Oceans so blue your eyes can’t absorb their brilliance. Wildlife that exists no where else on the planet. The world’s largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef. The oldest rain forest, it actually touches the beach. Most of these phenomena’s of nature can be found near the charming town of Cairns Qld. There is much to do and see in this area of Australia, so plan for a lengthy stay. You’ll have the time of your life. We toured and highly recommend ballooning with “Hot Air cairns” & going to the barrier reefs with “Seahorse Cruises” to snorkel, dive and enjoy the sand islands. The city also boasts an Aboriginal Cultural Center. While you are in Cairns, there is one tour that you must do, ride the Skyrail through the world’s oldest rain forest. It floats you above the ancient forest at treetop levels and takes you back to the time when the world was untouched. The Skyrail has won many awards for its design in protecting these life giving rain forests, while still allowing the world to embrace their beauty. The Skyrail is owned and operated by a six generation Australian family that take pride in sharing the heritage that Mother Nature has given to us all. Ride the wind and experience the thrill of a lifetime.

Traveler’s Digest toured this region of Australia for several months and fell in love with this raw beautiful land. We highly recommend Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and soaring through the rain forest with the world’s safest and longest gondola….. The Skyrail

If you have ever had a dream to travel the world…… please do it! Life is precious and very short. It is a gift, so enjoy it!

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The Skyrail traveling over the rainforest from Kuranda to Cairns. Photo credit Kazuhiko Teramoto / Flickr CC.

The Skyrail traveling over the rainforest from Kuranda to Cairns. Photo credit Kazuhiko Teramoto / Flickr CC.


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Michael Smith was the touring editor for Traveler’s Digest. His journeys took him across the world and on a series of unforgettable adventures!