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The most exciting way to see the Daintree Rainforest on a Zipline Tour

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 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 Daintree 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!

And the flight choice is yours – slow, fast or even upside down if you dare!

The expert rainforest guides accompany you every step of the way controlling all equipment and flight so there's no experience or tuition necessary.  And throughout the Daintree zipline tour, the guides tell the story of the World's Oldest living 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.

One of Queensland’s “must do” experiences, Jungle Surfing zipline tours are suitable for all ages from three to 103 and runs in all weather.  Tours depart up to twelve times a day from Cape Tribulation or you can join the full day tour from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

How Long Is the Tour?

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

How Many Jungle Surfing Zipline 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)
  • 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.

Check-in for all Jungle Surfing zipline tours is at the Jungle Adventure Centre (JAC), and we offer courtesy transfers to the JAC from accommodation around Cape Tribulation on specific tours.

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.

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 dragons, lizards, frogs, spiders, bandicoots, birds, insects and more as you learn about the dark side of the rainforest.  The 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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Happy Kids Ziplining in the Forest - Daintree Cape Tribulation Ziplining Tour

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Daintree Rainforest Tours | Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour | NO LONGER OPERATING
  • Location: Meeting Point, 3922 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, QLD 4873
  • Duration:

    1.5 to 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 Daintree 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 on a Daintree zipline tour.

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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.