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Skyrail Wins award

Skyrail Wins award
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located just 15 mins drive north of Cairns and has just won its second consecutive Australian Tourism award as Australia's most sustainable tourism attraction.

The Skyrail experience, spans 7.5kms of pristine rainforest, and allows visitors to explore the beauty and wonder of this majestic tropical rainforest . It also provides the opportunity to learn about one of the most botanically impressive and diverse areas on the planet.

At some points along its travel, Skyrail rides just metres above the rainforest canopy, guests are carried in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, and the Skyrail journey immerses riders in an intimate rainforest experience that allows them to see, hear, and smell the whole tropical rainforest experience.

General Manager of Skyrail, Max Shepherd, said: “Skyrail is honoured to have won the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, two years in a row.”

Australia is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading sustainable tourism destinations; the award is an honour for both the Skyrail operation and the entire Tropical North Queensland region.


Mr Shepherd went on to say, "Skyrail is committed to providing leadership in best practice, sustainable operations, helping to achieve the United Nations charter of protecting, presenting and preserving the Wet Tropics Rainforests for future generations”.

Every element of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has been designed and is operated to achieve world's best practice in sustainability, incorporating environmental, socio-cultural and economic considerations", he said.

www.visit-queensland.com.au would like to congratulate Skyrail on their continuing success.

Vitaly Naidion

Date: 05/03/2010

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