Cairns Canyoning | RT

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Port Douglas

Unique & Amazing Experience
  • Explore a secluded section of the Crystal Cascades as part of this tour. Known as Crystal Canyon this is not accessible to the general public.   
  • You will get wet, so remember your swimsuit! Throughout the half-day session there will be eight abseiling opportunities, three rock jumps, two slides and a zip line with a water landing.  

Indulge your inner dare devil in this action-packed half-day tour. You’ll abseil, zip line, jump and slide your way through the rainforest. No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure. You will be provided with the necessary equipment.

This half-day Cairns canyoning tour will see you zip line, abseil, jump and slide your way through a rocky watercourse of the Cairns rainforest.

After the coach pickup from your accommodation you’ll be taken to the head office to collect your gear, including padded shorts, helmet and canyoning boots. 

Then it’s off to the Crystal Cascades, a series of idyllic waterfalls and swimming holes only 25 minutes from Cairns and well-known by locals.

At this point you’ll change into your gear before your guides take you to a secluded section of this area, not accessible to the public.

With a thorough briefing and full demonstrations throughout, your qualified guides have your safety front of mind. And while they want you to experience as much as possible during the morning, they won’t pressure you into anything you aren’t comfortable doing.

As your adventure progresses, take a moment to appreciate the wildlife. The electric blue Ulysses butterfly, a species unique to Tropical North Queensland, will no doubt be one of the curious creatures who make an appearance.     

After wrapping up in the late morning you’ll refuel on a light lunch before returning to your accommodation.  

Your Chariot Awaits

For the morning tour, pick-ups are available from the Northern Beaches from 6.00am and Cairns from 6.30am. Once all have been collected the bus will make its way to the head office where you’ll gear up for the morning ahead. With the padded shorts activity shorts (to be worn under board shorts) and helmet, this excursion isn’t for the fashion-conscious. You’ll also be provided with socks, canyoning boots and a short wetsuit.

For those who opt to do the afternoon session, pick-ups are available from Cairns only, starting at midday. Northern Beaches pick-ups are not available. Alternatively, you can drive yourself to the meeting point before the group

Welcome to the Jungle

Once you’ve been sorted out with the necessary equipment it’s back on the bus for a short trip to the Crystal Cascades where you’ll have a chance to change into your gear once off the bus.

After a short 20-minute walk to the viewing platform at Devil’s Drop, an area not accessible to the general public, your guides will take you through the safety procedures before the real adventure begins. After a further short walk, you’ll embark on your first controlled descent into the canyon via an 11m abseil beside a tropical waterfall. 

Slipping and Sliding

Give yourself a high-five at the bottom. You’ve achieved your first canyoning feat! Next up is the biggest drop of the day of 30m. This course will push you out of your comfort zone but keep in mind you do not need any experience to do this and you are under the guidance of highly-experienced guides. Your safety is their top priority. Keep in mind you’ll have the use of hand lines along the way so you’ll have something else to hang on to.

The course will continue with a total of eight abseils, three jumps, two slides and an exhilarating zip line with a water landing.   

That’s a Wrap

After more than two hours of thrill-seeking you’ll most likely be ready for a snack and a change into dry clothes. For the morning crew a light meal is provided. There’ll be a light snack for those in the afternoon session. 

Included In Price

  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers
  • Experienced guide
  • Light Lunch and Refreshments
  • Protective shorts
  • Helmet
  • Socks & canyoning shoes
  • Carabiner and harness gear
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • For the morning tour, Cairns Northern Beaches pick ups from 6:00 am
  • For the morning tour, Cairns City pick ups from 6:30 am.
  • For afternoon tours, Cairns City pick ups start from 12:00 midday
  • Port Douglas pick ups are from 10:00 am for the afternoon tour only.
  • For the afternoon tour, Cairns Northern Beaches pick ups are not available.
  • Self-drive guests can meet the tour at a designated meeting point for both morning and afternoon departures.
Departure Instructions

Please be waiting at reception at your designated meeting time.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Port Douglas
  • Additional costs apply for Port Douglas transfers.
  • Cairns
  • Crystal Cascades
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Half day morning or afternoon tour.

Available for Purchase / Hire

Photos of the day

Fitness Level Required


  • Minimum age for participation is 8 years of age.
  • Largest available life jacket size is XL.
  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women
Additional Information
  • Please do not bring valuables such as jewelry, cameras and sunglasses.
  • Please where glasses rather than contact lenses
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimsuit
  • Board shorts
  • Towel and change of dry clothes
  • Sunscreen

Minimum age for participation is 8 years, full price

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.

  • Cancellation fee may apply as per booking terms and conditions.
  • Any cancellations received within 24 hours of travel are subject to forfeit of 100% tour cost.

Cairns Canyoning, Abseil & Zip line

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Port Douglas

Unique & Amazing Experience



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

Child: au$184.00
Family: au$736.00

Tour Code: 462



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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