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Jungle Canopy Surfing

Glide through the rainforest
  • Rainforest adventure for all ages
  • Fly through the trees on zip lines
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Jungle Canopy Surfing Tours

Canopy Surfing  
FROM $105 per adult

Jungle Canopy Surfing Info

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours are unique rainforest tours where your feet don’t touch the ground.

Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at six tree platforms to take in spectacular bird’s eye views over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Safe, fun, fully guided and with no experience necessary - an adventure activity for all ages from 3 to 103.


Hotel transfers within Cape Tribulation
1-hour minimum up in the trees (maximum 2 hours tour)
All instruction and equipment

Your Experience:

On arrival at the harnessing centre, you’ll meet your team of guides who’ll be taking you surfing through the jungle. Each guest is fitted into a full body harness and helmet.

A 350m walk through the forest leads to the Departure Lounge, where you’ll be given a safety briefing before leaving the forest floor and are hoisted up to platform one by our very own Human Hamster Wheel Cable Lift.

On each platform, a guide will greet you, connect you safely to the tree, and provide you with eco-talk before sending you on your way to the next platform.

From Platform 1 – 4, you will travel in pairs a few metres apart. The guides completely control your gentle flight, leaving you free to take photographs or just take in the stunning views. Midway between Platforms 3 and 4, you’ll stop briefly at the highest point of the tour, 23 metres above Mason Creek. If you’re lucky and visit during the wet season, the creek will be a raging torrent of white water.

From Platform 4 to 5, in a beautiful section of old-growth rainforest, you’ll fly solo and fast back across the creek. Don’t forget to give us your best Tarzan cry!

Platform 5 to 6 is an opportunity for thrill seekers to try something different, and if you choose to do so, you can flip yourself upside down and watch the ground beneath you speed past.

The final zipline on Platform 6 is your chance to have a race and go fast if you'd like.  You're paired up on separate ziplines as the guides let you speed down to the bottom of the course.

Then you have a short walk back to the harnessing centre where you'll be taken back to the Jungle Adventure Centre to view your photos and then on to your Cape Tribulation accommodation if you’re staying in the local area.

The tour itself takes around 2 hours from pick-up to drop off, and you’ll spend around 1 hour up in the trees, with plenty of time on each platform to experience the rainforest environment.

Please let us know you’re preferred tour time for Jungle Surfing:
7.50am, 9.10am, 9.50am, 11.10am, 1.50pm, 2.30pm, 3.50pm every day.
8.30am (seasonal), 10.30am (seasonal), 1.10pm (seasonal), 3.10pm (seasonal),
Hotel transfers within Cape Tribulation included
Self-drivers are required to meet at the Cape Tribulation Jungle Adventure Centre (formerly Snake House) Lot 2 Cape Tribulation Road. Free parking available. (3hrs self-drive, north of Cairns)
Does not operate Christmas & New Year’s Day
Go Jungle Surfing offers transfers from Cairns & Port Douglas Click Here to view tour
Back Country Bliss offers half day tours from Port Douglas Click Here to view tour

Jungle Surfing Restrictions:

Max weight is 120kgs (260lbs or 18 stone 12lbs)
Tour is not suitable for pregnant women
All participants must complete a Medical Declaration & Waiver Release form which will be supplied when you check in. Children under 18 whose parent/guardian has failed to complete the form, will be refused entry to the tour and will not be eligible for a refund.
Minimum age is three years old
Max 13 people can participate in each tour
Must be pre booked to avoid missing out

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Camera
  • Long Shorts or trousers - skirts are not suitable
  • T-shirts or shirts with sleeves - no singlets or sleeveless tops
  • Enclosed footwear
  • Money for refreshments
  • If it’s raining you will get wet, so please bring a change of clothes for after the tour.

Getting to Cape Tribulation - self-drive:  

From Cairns:  - Allow 3 hours

From Port Douglas:  - Allow 2 hours

From Mossman:  - Allow 1.5 hours

During peak school holiday periods, it is advisable to allow an extra hour travel time. 

Overnighting in Cape Tribulation? Why not combine Jungle Surfing with a night walk and watch the Rainforest come alive
Jungle Surfing Session during the day

  • 2 Hour night walk
  • Transfers within Cape Tribulation
  • Torch & Raincoat (if necessary)Minimum age is 8yrs

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