The Skyrail was a long time in the planning. From 1987-94 it was all the background planning before construction even started, which took about a year to construct as the construction was quite an intense and laboursome feat- there were helicopters, GPS, workers walking into the site and so on all to make the Skyrail possible but it is most certainly worth the effort that was taken as it is truly a spectacular attraction.
The actual trip seems to go quite fast as you become so engrossed in the views and the experience that you become lost in the 7 ½ km’s over the canopy….it’s is awesome. You can see for miles and it is a very safe feeling (I am scared of heights and not once felt scared even though we were so far up over the canopy). You can stop twice along the way and get off to take further enjoyment by taking a walk through canopy walkways.
I would definitely recommend the skyrail as an attraction to do. The kids loved it, we loved it and it really is value for money. I even broke my rule of not getting the typical tourist photo that is always the optional cost at attractions. That was a funny one though!! Lol.
Would suggest, if possible, doing the Skyrail down as thats when you get those awesome scenic views over the Cairns area out to the water rather than having to look back if you do the way up on the Skyrail.
Renae is the founder & CEO of SK who has been working with families for decades. Her educational background in Early Childhood teaching as well as Social Science and Community services has given her a broad base to her approach which focuses on balancing the informative but never at the expense of providing an entertaining read.
From working in the private setting, not for profit, as well as government agencies and at times combining her love of travel and work on a global scale, she is also a mum who has experienced the poo blowouts, the shopping tantrums and the sleepless nights.