Behana Gorge Canyoning Tour

Tour Code: 132

Departing: Cairns

Awesome Canyoning Rainforest Tour
  • On our Behana Gorge canyoning tours from Cairns you will be enchanted by the stunning rainforests and crystal clear waters on this action-packed rainforest tour
  • Get ready to slide across boulders, abseil down cliffs, swim under waterfalls, snorkel in crystal clear waters and go yabby hunting at Behana Gorge just outside Cairns
  • Our Behana Gorge canyoning tour is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies as you jump and slide around the boulders in the canyon.
  • The day is full of water action so take a waterproof camera or GoPro for that ultimate action selfie snap. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is included as are your Cairns coach transfers.

Included In Price

  • Safety equipment to wear for the canyoning adventure
  • Professional abseil instruction from a certified instructor
  • Small group size (up to 10)
  • Government reef levy
  • Water levels affects the running of this tour; if the water levels are not sufficient on day of travel your tour will run from Crystal Cascades

You’ll be slipping, sliding, swimming, splashing, diving, jumping, abseiling and even yabby hunting on this adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed adventure in beautiful Behana Gorge.

This adrenaline-filled Cairns tour will see you cliff jumping, abseiling down rocks and waterfalls, canyoning in the river and swimming under the waterfalls at Behana Gorge.

Locals refer to this unique canyoning tour at Behana Gorge in the Wooroonooran National Park as “the Cairns hike in paradise”.

And paradise it truly is! In this scenic location, crystal clear waters run fresh from the rainforest along Behana Creek, over smooth boulders and through the surrounding foliage of a eucalypt forest.

So stunning is the tropical rainforest backdrop, it has featured in many television commercials. 

If you prefer things a little more laid-back than action-packed, simply sit back and sun bathe whilst taking in the beautiful Cairns rainforest surrounds.

Suitable for both beginners and more experienced canyoners, Behana's experienced and attentive canyoning tour guides and instructors will ensure you are safe and have an amazing tour out here in the rainforests of Cairns in Queensland, Australia.  

Water levels affects the running of this tour; if the water levels are not sufficient on day of travel your tour will run from Crystal Cascades

Cairns Canyoning Tour

Canyoning is an adventure activity that has grown in popularity around the world and is known by many names.

In South Africa it’s called ‘kloofing’, in the United States it’s ‘canyoneering’, in Italy it’s ‘torrenismo’, in Wales it’s ‘cerdded ceunant’, and in Japan and Taiwan it is called ‘river tracing’. 

Whichever country you’re in, the canyoning basics are the same - to start at point ‘A’ and work your way through the canyon to get to point ‘B’. 

It's an obstacle course made by nature! 

Behana Gorge is ideal for canyoning as the water from the rainforest has carved its way in the bedrock stone over thousands of years to create a narrow gorge with numerous drops, sculpted walls and some spectacular waterfalls. 

This World Heritage listed area boasts the most extensive wet sandstone canyoning system on earth.

Canyoning at Bahana Gorge

On arrival at Behana Gorge you will be briefed on the day’s activities and given your safety equipment.

Then get set to jump, slide, swim and climb your way through the gorge! 

Rappeling (abseiling)

Rappeling or abseiling is a technique used when a cliff or slope is too steep or dangerous to navigate without the use of ropes. A professional abseiling instructor will brief you in the method. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to pick up, and will find yourself scaling down the steep drop offs like a pro in no time.

Cliff jumping

One way to make your way down the Behana Gorge over larger rocks and cliffs is to just jump off them! Launch yourself off in an exhilarating leap as you plunge feet first into the clear crystal waters below. The jumps are tried and tested and perfectly safe, and if they are too high you can rappel down.

Swimming under waterfalls

The waterfalls in this area have been widely photographed for their scenic beauty and appear in many commercials (Herbal Essences, XXX Beer) and music videos (Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl video). You’ll feel like you’re in a picture postcard, or indeed a commercial, as you swim under these scenic waterfalls.

Rock sliding

The large smooth granite boulders that line the Behana Gorge make for the perfect natural slide. Wheeeeee! So much fun as you build up momentum and then splash into the clear waters below. 

Snorkel in crystal clear waters

During your one-hour lunch break you can enjoy a snorkel in one of the many glorious waterholes at Behana Gorge. The water is so clear you won't even need a snorkel mask to spot the many fish, eels and yabbies (a freshwater crustacean that is like a crayfish) to be found here. 

Trekking in the rainforest

The lush rainforest around Behana Gorge belongs to the oldest rainforest in the world. As you trek under leaves the size of umbrellas branching from ancient ferns, it’s hard not to imagine a dinosaur popping its head out of the leaves. Trailing fig tendrils and the burbling of rainforest creeks will bring out the inner Jane or Tarzan in you. 


Midway through the day you will stop to rest and eat by a beautiful scenic waterhole.

You’ll enjoy delicious mixed sandwiches which cater for all tastes and dietary requirements. 

Your lunch break lasts one hour and you can choose how you wish to spend it.

Laze under the tropical sun and soak up the beauty of the rainforest.

Jump into a natural waterhole and snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters.

Search for yabbies or just cool down in this natural paradise.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Morning tour 7:00am to 1:00pm approx.
  • Afternoon tour 12:00pm to 6:00pm approx
Departure Instructions
  • Self Drive option: meet at Behana Gorge carpark
  • 3 pick up locations in Cairns city: Cairns Central (front), Lake Street opposite Taxi Stand next to WoolShed and from the bus stop Cnr Sheridan Street and Grove Street
  • Cairns
  • Behana Gorge
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Daily except Christmas & New Year's Day


6 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required


  • A digital waiver form will be sent to you and must be completed before arrival/pick up.
  • You must be able to swim. If participant is found to have no swimming ability or insufficient level of fitness, participant will have to cease the tour and forfeit 100% of total price paid.
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Water levels affects the running of this tour; if the water levels are not sufficient on day of travel your tour will run from Crystal Cascades
  • No Alcohol – (Zero 0 tolerance towards alcohol &/or drug abuse)

Weight: Up to 125 Kg / 276 Lb

  • Swimmers, Togs, Bathing Suit, Bikini, Board shorts swimmers
  • Dry clothes, towel and sunscreen
  • Daily medication
  • Your voucher and money
  • Contact lenses should be worn rather than Prescription glasses as they fog up
  • Fun sense of adventure, ready for your challenge

Minimum age is 8 years old

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours before travel will attract a 50% cancellation fee at the Operator’s discretion. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before travel will attract a 100% cancellation fee and no refund at the Operator’s discretion. Booking rescheduling made less than 72 hours before travel may be subject to a re-booking fee (payable immediately upon rebooking)

Behana Gorge Canyoning Tour

Tour Code: 132

Departing: Cairns

Awesome Canyoning Rainforest Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$174.00
Family: au$696.00

Tour Code: 132



15 yrs & over

8 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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