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HOW THINGS WORK

Our rides are like our staff - world class! But there's more to the magic than our shiny cabin exteriors. Check out our ride specifications below for more info.

SCENIC SKYWAY

INSTALLATION: Original Skyway installed 1958. Upgraded 2005 & 2017

RIDE TIME: 10 minutes return

RIDE DISTANCE: 384 metres

CABLE BREAKING STRAIN: 2 cables, 189 tonnes each    

FULLY LOADED WEIGHT: 18.7 tonnes

TRACKROPE COUNTERWEIGHT: 127 tonnes

CAPACITY: 85 adults

MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND : 270 metres

SPEED: 4m per sec

MAXIMUM GRADIENT: 2.17 degrees

DIFFERENCE IN ELEVATION: 14.58 metres

HORIZONTAL DIFFERENCE: 390 metres  

SCENIC RAILWAY

YEAR OF INSTALLATION:

  • 1878 - original, coal only
  • 1928 - steam winch, 12 passengers
  • 1935 – electric winch, 23 passengers
  • 1952 – 23-28 passenger car
  • 1974 – 28-56 passengers, two cars
  • 1994 – 56 – 84 passengers, three cars
  • 2013 – 84 passengers, four cars

RIDE SPECIFICS : 4 mins return / 310 metres distance / 84 adults capacity

MAX WEIGHT OF FULLY LOADED CAR: 16.1 tonnes

SPEED & GRADIENT: 4.0 metres per sec / 52 degrees

WINCH WEIGHT & MAX TORQUE: 11.3 tonnes / 140kNm

DIFFERENCE IN ELEVATION: 206.5 metres

HORIZONTAL DISTANCE: 243 metres

SCENIC CABLEWAY

YEAR OF INSTALLATION: 2000

RIDE TIME: 8 minutes

RIDE DISTANCE: 510 metres

MAIN CABLE BREAKING STRAIN: 2 cables, 350 tonnes each

TRACK ROPE DIAMETER: 57mm

MAX WEIGHT OF FULLY LOADED CAR: 16.1 tonnes

CAPACITY: 84 adults

SPEED: 5 metres per sec

MAX GRADIENT: 36 degrees

DIFFERENCE IN ELEVATION: 216 metres

HORIZONTAL DISTANCE: 470 metres

SCENIC WALKWAY

YEAR OF INSTALLATION: 2000

TOTAL LENGTH: 2.2kms

RAILWAY TO CABLEWAY: 498m

LILLIPILLI LINK: 867m

YELLOW ROBIN LINK: 1.4km

ENVIRONMENT: The Walkway was carefully installed over several years to ensure a 0% ecological impact. The Walkway was designed to complement the natural surroundings and preserve the environment. No trees were removed during installation.