An elevated adventure soaring through the trees and trekking through the jungle. Go Jungle Surfing at Cape Tribulation, discover unique wildlife at Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat, and explore the mysterious ancient Daintree Rainforest.
On this unforgettable day tour, you'll combine inspirational sightseeing with adrenaline-fuelled wonder!
Leaving Cairns on an air-conditioned coach, you'll pass through forest-covered mountains and sparkling aqua sea, on your travels to Port Douglas. The charming village is home to your next destination; the captivating Wildlife Habitat. Celebrated for its interactive wildlife presentations, you'll have a chance to see an adorable wombat, and even pat a real live kangaroo!
You'll then venture to the Daintree River ferry, an engineering marvel, which is the gateway to the most prehistoric jungle in the world today. Cape Tribulation is a natural plethora of rich jade valleys, majestic mountains and superb beaches. It is also home to your adventure highlight of the day; Jungle Surfing through the trees! You’ll ascend rainforest canopies from vast platforms.
Suspended from a sturdy zipline you'll soar through the trees and feel right at home among the flying foxes and tropical birds. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch to fuel your explorations, before discovering Estuarine crocodiles in the rainforest.
In the idyllic town of Port Douglas you'll the Wildlife Habitat; one of the remarkable adventures of this tour. Unlike most zoos, this eco-friendly park is one you’ll find incredibly interactive.There’s an aviary with majestic black cockatoos showing their skills and the Tawny Frogmouth. You'll also see a presentation about snakes and lizards, and have the opportunity to hold a freshwater crocodile (don’t worry; it’ll be a very small one!). You’ll marvel as kangaroos skip up close enough to take food from your hand and enjoy the chance to upgrade and have your photo taken holding a koala.
Onwards from Port Douglas, you’ll travel a scenic path past a tropical backdrop and a landscape of cane-fields, to the Daintree River ferry. As you head to magical Cape Tribulation, you’ll be spellbound by coastal ranges, crystal clear streams, pristine rainforest and untouched beaches.The cape is not only a fabled jungle of ancient 100 million-year-old beauty but also a sanctuary for marsupials, reptiles, rare butterflies and 430 species of birds; 13 of which are found in no other place. With the mountains standing sentry over this prehistoric kingdom, you’ll be awed by the view as you indulge in a delicious lunch, walk on the famous Cape Tribulation Beach, and take in the breathtaking views of islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Black Rock and Shipwreck Bay from iconic Alexandra Lookout.
Are you ready for the most exhilarating way to discover planet earth’s oldest rainforest? On a Jungle Surfing Tour, you’ll feel an extreme rush as you glide through the trees. This is a fully-guided, educational activity that will have you exploring natural marvels from a birds-eye view. It’s completely safe, as an abseiling specialist will be with you every leap of the way. You might spot a rare tree-kangaroo or fellow soaring eagle at eye-level while soaring through the trees. Slow, fast, upside down or headfirst, surfing the jungle is a wholly unique and ultimate pastime to suit all aerial explorers and adrenaline junkies.
The Daintree Rainforest is the only place in the world where two heritage eco-systems meet. Another behemoth you're likely to see on this cruise is the Estuarine crocodile, sunning itself on the ancient banks. These prehistoric creatures regularly grow to 5m. You’ll find almost everything here impressive in size and rarity; your river guide might point out a Hercules moth, though it will be hard to miss with a 27cm wingspan. And the treetops boast hundreds of species of butterflies and tropical birds; 13 of which are only found in the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
January - December
Does not operate Christmas Day
12 hours (approx) - Jungle Surfing 2 hours (approx)
Weight: Up to 120 Kg / 265 Lb
The zip-lining portion was excellent, as they allow you to go upside down and have a very fun time. But in doing the zip-line, we did not go on the rainforest walk so we didn't feel like we learned a whole lot. The animal park was excellent and we wish more time was allotted there. The croc spotting hour was more of a letdown since we didn't see anything but that was just us. The ice cream was well worth the stop to allow you to taste some really unique and delicious flavors!
Response From Barrier Reef Australia
Thank you for your feedback Rebekah, glad to hear you loved the Jungle Surfing. Next time you return can we suggest staying overnight at one of the great resorts or Bed & Breakfasts accommodation options in the rainforest so you can have a little more time to explore the rainforest & beaches of the Cape Tribulation area or choose a private charter tour for the ultimate experience.
It was amazing! At first I admit I was very nervous, but the staff all made me feel comfortable and once I was over that initial fear, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Well done to all the staff who were there on the day and made the whole day enjoyable.
Response From Barrier Reef Australia
We are glad you made the LEAP and enjoyed your Jungle Surfing tour! This is a unique way to see the Daintree rainforest while getting an adrenaline rush - we look forward to seeing you back soon
Infants (0-3 years inclusive) are unable to travel on this tour.
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100% cancellation fee applies to tours of 2 days duration and longer, if cancelled 72 hours prior to departure. 100% cancellation fee applies to day tours if cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no shows.