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The Jungle Surfing Tour Menu

Set in the pristine Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, around 2 hours drive north of Port Douglas and 3 hours north of Cairns, the multi award winning Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours take you on a unique rainforest journey where your feet don’t touch the ground!

Jungle Surfing is a series of eco-friendly tree platforms and flying fox zipline cables through the ancient Daintree Rainforest. The fully guided tour is a memorable mixture of exhilaration and education.

You’ll start with the “Human Hamster Wheel” – harnessing the energy of enthusiastic jungle surfers to hoist riders up to the first tree platform.  Then you’ll glide through the different levels of the canopy, with bird’s eye views over the treetops, down to bubbling creeks and out to the Great Barrier Reef.  The longest span is over 75 metres and the platforms range from 3.5m to 19.5m high, offering an “up-close and personal” experience with nature at her spectacular best, and incredible photo opportunities.

The tour is fully guided – three guides to maximum 13 guests – and no experience is necessary.  The guides will share their rainforest wit and wisdom with interpretive talks on each platform and the team uses a unique system to control your flight, making this one of the only flying foxes in the world where you can fly hands-free and carefree.   And the flight choice is yours – slow, fast or even upside down if you dare!

One of Queensland’s “must do” experiences, Jungle Surfing is suitable for all ages from three to 103.  Tours depart up to twelve times a day from Cape Tribulation or you can join our action packed full day tour from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

How Long Is the Tour?

You’re guaranteed at least 1 hour in the rainforest canopy, but allow 2 hours for the tour.

How Many Jungle Tours Are There Per Day?

There are 11 different departure times to choose from daily: 7:50am, 8:30am (seasonal), 9:10am, 9:50am, 10:30am (seasonal), 11:10am, 1:10pm (seasonal), 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 3:10pm (seasonal) and 3:50pm - Please note this tour doesn't operate on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. You should allow 2 hours to complete the tour.

If you are staying in overnight in a Cape Tribulation you can be picked up from your accommodation.

What to wear/bring?

  • Enclosed footwear
  • Long shorts or pants
  • T-shirt or shirt with sleeves – no singlets or sleeveless tops
  • Camera –cameras are attached to the harness for safety, and bags are provided for mobile phones. You may also bring a go-pro and selfie stick

How Long Does It Take To Get To Jungle Surfing From Cairns or Port Douglas?

If you’re self-driving, we’d recommend that you give yourself at least 3 hours from Cairns and 2 hours' drive from Port Douglas.

While you are in the Daintree Rainforest you can do lots of other fun activities like a Daintree River Cruise to see the saltwater crocodiles or go horseback riding along the beach. The Daintree National Park also has lots of boardwalks and swimming holes that are free to explore at your leisure.

There is so much to see and do when you spend a day in the Daintree.

Are You Staying Overnight in a Cape Tribulation Resort?

Jungle Adventures Night Walks

If you are staying in a Cape Tribulation overnight then you must experience a guided night walk through the rainforest.

Meet the Daintree’s fascinating nocturnal locals in the largest, natural open-air exhibit you’ve ever seen.  Many rainforest creatures are nocturnal, so your guide will keep a look out for snakes, lizards, frogs, spiders, bandicoots, birds, insects and more as you learn about the dark side of the forest.  Walks follow natural trails, take around two hours and require moderate fitness. 

What You Need To Know?

Departs every night at 7.30pm

Tour lasts two hours

Flashlight and raincoat provided

Moderate fitness required

Enclosed footwear essential

Minimum age eight years old


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Daintree Rainforest Tours | Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour
  • Location: Meeting Point, Jungle Adventure Centre, Lot 2, Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation
  • Duration:

    2 hours (approx) with at least 1 hour up in the canopy

With over an hour up in the trees, you'll have plenty of time to experience and learn about the rainforest. The scenery is stunning with views across the rainforest canopy, down to freshwater streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef. Such an uplifting exhilarating way to explore the Daintree

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Adhil Mohamed

16 Oct 2014


We had good time Jungle Surfing with the family. Great for the young one fun on the hampster wheel thank you Adhil

Mathew Parker

25 Jun 2012


I didn't find jungle surfing scary at all.. a better word would be exhilarating. Definitely the best way to see the rainforest is being above it. The staff were fantastic and I will go again.

Lilly Jane

05 Mar 2012


What a BRILLIANT way to see the RAINFOREST. :) It was sooo so good. I was like a little nervous about being so high up, but once I got on it I didn't want to come down.. I even got to go upside down. Thanks to all the staff, you guys are the BEST.

christina james

23 Jan 2012


Went Jungle Surfing a few weeks back with my family and just loved it. The staff were very funny and very professional at the same time. Thanks guys it was a great way to see the rainforest

George Frantiago

21 Jan 2012

Orange County, California

Honestly, the best way to do the rainforest. It was very cool being in the canopy. I felt very safe the whole time and my friend who is scared of heights even got up the courage to do this. Nothing like an ice cream at the end of the day to top it all off.

Todd Walker

05 Dec 2011


We were staying up at Cape Trib for a couple of days and this made for a nice fun little activity during the day. I was impressed by the staff, they were all very friendly and accomodating. All in all a great activity, specially if you have kids.

Kylie Morgans

01 Dec 2011


Just wanted to do a shout out to the staff at Jungle Surfing, they were all so good to me specially seeing as I am sssooooo scared of heights but I DID IT. and wouldn't have without their support so thank youuuuuuuuuu :D

Julia Winters

26 Nov 2011

Western Australia

THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE RAINFOREST! I loved the helmet names so cute.

Regina Rampton

28 Oct 2011


We had so much fun Jungle Surfing up in Cape Tribulation and I highly recommend you book early to do this whilst in Cairns as it was a super way to see the rainforest and have some fun at the same time Cheers guys and thanks for the experience

Lizzie Christmas

22 Oct 2011


Yahoo Jungle surfing was sooo much fine Highly recommend you try it

Richard Fitzgerald

28 Sep 2011


Just too Cool! Made the long trek to Daintree and Cape Tribulation actually worth it. Make sure you get up early and do this it was fun. Then you can do lot's of other stuff looking around Daintree afterwards. Thanks guys brilliant!

Tara Gibson

05 Sep 2011


Man it was a lot of fun. Scared at first but what a way to see the rainforest. Thanks for your patience Jungle Surfing guys

Kelly Fox

03 Sep 2011


I want to see that rainforest and I saw it in style. The staff were very friendly, the view was fantastic and it was honestly just a whole lot of fun.

Katrina Sookey

27 Aug 2011


LOL we had soo much fun Jungle Surfing. I thought I would be terrified of falling but all good I survived. Everyone was great the views and experience was fantastic. I wanna do it again!

John Mason

25 Aug 2011


The whole Family did Jungle Surfing on our recent Holiday in Palm Cove. It was honestly one of the highlights of our trip to the tropics. We all enjoyed it so much. Thank you for a lifetimes experience.