How many people can travel in the cabins?
The cabins are designed to comfortably seat 8 adults.
Can I take my children and prams?
Yes, you can push your pram on and off the cabins, after the cabin detaches from the haul rope and slows down to almost stop in the terminal station.
Can children travel on their own?
It is quite safe for children to travel. However, because of the journey time, children under 12 years will need to be supervised by an adult.
How long is the trip?
In the interest of comfort and viewing it is intended to travel at 1.5 m/sec. Therefore the approx. trip time is approximately 25 mins.
Is it family-friendly?
Yes, it is ideal for families to travel together. Up to eight can travel at the one time.
Will the Skyway be disability and wheelchair friendly?
Yes it will. The Gondola, when detached from the haul rope travels very slowly, easily accessible to anyone who has a disability, a wheelchair or a motorised wheelchair that can fit into a 900mm doorway.
Can the Skyway operate in the rain?
Yes, the gondola is weather-proof, and you will remain dry from start to finish.
Can the Skyway operate in the wind?
Yes, however for the comfort of passengers the Skyway will cease to operate if the wind exceeds 80 kms/hour. This is the international standard.
Who is building the venture?
The operators will be the current owners of the chairlift, TCL investments a company owned by the Larter family.
How much will it cost to build?
It is estimated to cost will be in excess of 20 million dollars.
Is the government paying for this?
No, this is a privately-funded project, no direct funding has been sought from the Government.
How many jobs will the Skyway create directly and indirectly?
A peak of 38 FTE jobs are projected to be created in the construction sector during the initial phase of development. An additional 17 FTE jobs area projected to be generated in the region as a result of the project, which does not include the employment at the gondola.
How thick is the cable?
The dimension of the haul rope will be 43mm – by comparison the present chairlift haul rope is 26mm.
How long will the Skyway take to build?
Once approvals have been granted, it is estimated that the Skyway building will take approx. 9 months and is planned to be constructed during the quietest periods at the Gorge to minimise impact on visitors.
How many cabins will there be?
There is a maximum of 24 cabins, 4 more than the current chairlift. In quieter periods, when there is less demand the skyway can operate with fewer cabins.