Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett

AJ Hackett Cairns - The Venue 6 +


Your perfect day in one of Cairns' most unique locations - the World's Oldest Rainforest just 15 mins from Cairns. Bride & Groom have the option to Bungy Jump together too!

Surrounded by magical and enchanted rainforest, Skypark Cairns provides a unique venue for your very special day.   The natural water-features and the lush tropical canopy, teamed with lights and tiki-torches all make for a truly unforgettable setting. From an intimate group to a large gathering, the site can accommodate any wedding regardless of size and style.  

Our experienced team are incredibly flexible and work closely with many local suppliers to bring you the ultimate bespoke experience and turn your most extraordinary visions to life. 

Skypark - Events Venue

The park is split into three sections however all are connected and can be used individually or together.

The Bar

Enjoy all the spectacular scenes and magnificent atmosphere in a more intimate and enclosable space that makes up the bar. The unique room flows onto two waterside decks nestled beside the sparkling pond, facing the waterfall. 

The Terrace

The beautiful, glittering light of the stars are almost yours alone in this area of the park.  Be awe-inspired as you celebrate your event with the shimmering pond and waterfall reflections adding just a touch of magic. 

The Rainforest

The Rainforest is the idyllic area for events to cater for large numbers. Built in amongst and fully embraced by the astonishing World Heritage Listed Rainforest, there is no better way to be indulge in Cairns' most exclusive rainforest venue. With a natural, built in staging area the open air location is the perfect scene for functions needing a little more space and a lot more uniqueness.

Skypark - The Activities

Whatever your level of adventure, Skypark has an activity guaranteed to get your heart racing.

For the ultimate thrill, we have Australia’s one and only BUNGY JUMP!

Teetering 50 metres above a deep natural lagoon, the AJ Hackett Bungy Jump is the most epic experience. With 16 jump styles unique to Skypark, there’s a jump for everyone. Whether you’re a first time jumper or a seasoned thrill seeker, we will push your limits to the max!!

On the Giant Swing, you’ll be winning, when you’re SWINGING!! The only multi-person swing in Australia reaches speeds of up to 120km/h in just 3.5 seconds and perfect for up to groups of 3 at once.

If you're looking for something a bit lower on the thrill scale, then get on top of the world on our BRAND NEW Walk the Plank as you experience life on the edge 140m above sea level!

Combine your Skypark activities on your wedding day by taking the leap with your loved one or swinging through the jungle after saying ‘i do!’ 

Alternatively, book group activities with great rates and get the party started for your guests!  


With a wealth of experience in the events, food & beverage industry spanning over 20 years, Claire is dedicated and passionate about making your dream day absolutely perfect in every way! Claire and the team are here to support you with your choices through your planning and will be there on the day to assist you.

Ms Claire Howells

Events Manager


Skypark Cairns is located close to JCU University at the very end of McGregor Road in Smithfield in the middle of our World Hertiage listed rainforest. 

11km from Palm Cove and 17km to Cairns positions it centrally making it a great location for a wedding!  You have the tranquilty and peace of being away from the Cairns CBD but with many accomodation selections still in reach. 

If your guests have there own transport they can drive and park in the public carpark or alternatively can be dropped off!

Uber and taxi are also readily avaible.

Large coaches and buses can be arranged.

Our liquor license extends to midnight.

We have limited catering options available onsite.  We advise engaging a local catering company.  Our preffered suppliers and ones we work with constantly are as follows;

  • Coral Coast Catering
  • Nunu Catering and Events
  • Ochre Restaurant & Catering
  • Tropic Spirit Catering

We are a predominant outdoor venue so for every wedding enquiry we suggest organisnig a marquee as a back up.  Marquees can be sourced from one of our prefered suppliers. 

Use of the terrace and rainforest areas throughout the day and through to the evening.  Please note the park is open to the public upto as late as 5pm so the downstairs bar area and platforms are used by guests during this time.  Exclusivity for the entirety of the park ONLY starts from 6pm onwards.  

We have suffient on site toilets to service upto 150 guests.  If your wedding exceeds that number then alterntaive arrangements for portaloos will have to be taken into consideration. 

Please note structures, furniture and lighting are not included as part of this cost and will need to be hired from Skypark or from an extrenal supplier. 

Yes for any events at the park security guards are required.  We use a set local security provider and will quote accordingly for your event depending on numbers.

Strictly no.  We are a licensed establshment.  You may set up a bar tab or a beverage package or simply allow your guests to buy there own! Please see website for currents drinks list. 

Yes! We have set night packages that can be purchased to allow you or your guests to jump during the evening when the park is closed to the public.

Skypark Cairns is open to the public from 10am every day....with the exception of Christmas Day and staff party day!

You are more than welcome to visit anytime however if you would like to meet with our deciated Events Manager Claire, then we advise you make an appointment to ensure she is available.  Claire can be contacted on 0439 445 724 or

3 reviews 4.7 Write a Review

March 2024

Such a beautiful outdoor venue. We had both the ceremony and reception at Skypark. The bar had a great variety of drinks to choose from

Lance C.

November 2020

We could not have chosen a better venue, AJ Hackett was perfect for what we were after. The atmosphere was chilled, the scenery beautiful and the deck was transformed into a lovely reception area. Staff were very accommodating, friendly and were a great help with organising some of the suppliers. The walkway can be a bit much for some of the older guests but AJ Hackett helped organise a lift to get them to the top no worries. Some of our guests choose to bungy jump and swing and was a great ice breaker. Everyone really loved the venue.

Lisa I.

June 2018

It was really good! Great location and staff were so great and worked well. The guests really loved the venue.

Mary-Ann And Luke M.

Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett

Thanks for your kind words Mary-Ann and Luke, it was so lovely being part of your special day!

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