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
  • Guided
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Government reef levy
  • Courtesy return transfers from Cairns
  • 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 Itinerary

Your tour transfer will collect you from your Cairns accommodation and within about 45 minutes you'll arrive at stunning Behana Gorge.

With a minimum of two people and a maximum of ten, you will be embarking on this adrenaline tour in a small intimate group. 

Your canyoning guides are supportive and knowledgeable and provide the right mix of safety and fun, with loads of encouragement to enable you to push yourself to the edge of your boundaries.

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

6:30am and 12:00pm

Departure Instructions
  • Please be waiting at reception at your designated meeting time.
  • Self Drive option: meet at 17 Barry Street, Bungalow, QLD 4870
  • Cairns
  • Behana Gorge
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and 26 January - Australia Day.


6 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire

Digital photography of your tour available for purchase

Fitness Level Required


  • Medical restrictions: Recent surgery or heart problems
  • This activity is physical. You will need to be able to swim at least 25 metres and be able to walk up steep steps for 20 minutes

Weight: Up to 125 Kg / 276 Lb

Additional Information
  • Ability to swim is essential.
  • A $30 levy is payable on the day of travel by cash or credit card.
  • The tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, customers will be offered an alternate day or a full refund.
  • Forms to be completed: On pick up, customers will be handed and need to complete a Medical Form (NB. If you have heart problems or have had recent surgery this could affect your ability to partake in this tour).
  • GoPro cameras or other waterproof cameras
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes - you are going to get wet!
  • Shoes or enclosed footwear that will get wet – best shoes are Dunlop bolles or diving booties
  • Wear comfortable long legged pants, shorts or swimmers - they are going to get wet!

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.

  • No refund for trips cancelled within 48 hours of trip start time. Partial refund/full refund for cancellations before 48 hours of trip start time.
  • 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

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.

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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