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 Info


Jungle Surfing takes you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline experience through five tree platforms and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift.

The platforms range in height from 7-16m above the ground and showcase every level of the rainforest canopy.  The ziplines range from 37-95m and are travelled in pairs except for one solo flight - upside down if you dare! - across a rainforest creek. The final span to the ground features side-by-side racing ziplines with speeds over 45km/h!

Expert guides accompany you every step of the way controlling all equipment and flight so there's no experience or tuition necessary.  And throughout the tour, the guides tell the story of the world's oldest rainforest.

Jungle Surfing tours depart Cape Tribulation up to 12 times daily, operate in all weathers and are suitable 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:

• For the first three ziplines you’ll travel in pairs, a few metres apart. The guides control your gentle flight, leaving you free to take photographs, or just admire the stunning views of the trees around you, forest below and fellow jungle surfers.

• The third platform is cantilevered off the hillside and has amazing views over the rainforest and out to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the perfect place to pause and breathe it all in. There’s complimentary binoculars here, for your use at the platform.

• The next part of your Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour is perhaps the most scenic. Beneath you is Mason Creek, winding its way along the forest floor; beside you, a canopy of green leaves interspersed with high flying bird’s nest ferns and in the distance beyond, the sparkling blue waters of the Coral Sea. We give you the option of stopping here for a moment, to pause 20m above the ground and marvel at the beauty of your magnificent surrounds. Or you may choose to keep moving along to the next tree platform, continuing your adventure.

• The next span offers thrill seekers the opportunity to try something different (if you dare), by flipping upside down and watching the ground speed past beneath you. This is completely optional but if you brave it, don’t forget to give us your best Tarzan cry!

• The final descent takes you to the end zone platform, on side-by-side racing ziplines. Race to speeds of over 45km/h, or if that’s too fast, there’s also the option to take it slowly. An exhilarating end to the amazing Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour.

• Back on the ground it’s a short walk to the harnessing centre, where the helmet and harness comes off and it’s time to return to the Jungle Adventure Centre, where you can view your photos and continue your exploration of Cape Tribulation.

• The Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour takes around 2 hours, from pick-up to drop off. You’ll spend over an hour in the trees, with plenty of time on each platform to enjoy 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

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

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Jungle Canopy Surfing Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021

Canopy Surfing Adult Children Family Enquire
Jungle Surfing $109 $99 n/a Book

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2030

Canopy Surfing Adult Children Family Enquire
Jungle Surfing | Instant $109 $99 n/a Book


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