Sights & Heights of Cairns

  • Port

    Cairns, Australia

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


From the base of the Kuranda Ranges, experience the breathtaking ascent from Cairns to Kuranda aboard the Skyrail Rain Forest Cableway. The skyrail is among the most popular visitor activities in North Queensland and has won many eco-tourism and sustainability awards for its unique way of offering visitors views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site rain forest.

Travel high above the rain forest canopy aboard a six-passenger gondola, taking in spectacular views of the jungle below and of the surrounding region, along with the sparkling North Queensland coast out to the Coral Sea and Green Island.

The journey up the mountain includes a stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre and Red Peak Station, and concludes at the lovely rain forest village of Kuranda. Board a motorcoach for the ride through the village -- home to a colorful, vibrant community of artists and artisans.

Continue into the laid-back, tropical city of Cairns as your guide provides you with a history of the area on your way back to the ship.


Skyrail cable cars are not air-conditioned and may not be exclusive to Holland America Line guests. Tour does not operate on holidays.