Escape the Cairns and Tropical North Queensland heat for the waterfalls and rainforests of the free local Cairns attractions and take the plunge into the mountain fresh water and even swim into the bottom of the waterfalls. The area is perfectly divided into areas that are well shaded and others that are beaming with sunshine. The whole of Behana Gorge is lined by giant granite boulders where jumping in to the water becomes an option for the adventurous.
Please be aware of all safety notices around Behana Gorge and do not jump in shallow waters or raging rivers at any time! The rocks can be very slippery and cause some casualties
Take a moment to relax, close your eyes and listen to the wildlife, the sounds of the rainforest along with the mystic waterfalls flowing and you will know that you are in paradise.
Pack a picnic and stay the whole day but just make sure anything you bring into the Gorge leaves the Gorge with you
Is Behana Gorge Family Friendly?
When travelling as a family on holidays you want to do exciting tours that suit everyone in the family and that includes the younger children. Behana Gorge is family friendly if you are travelling with children that are fit little one's and can do the walk and also swim quite well. On the Behana Gorge tours the recommended age for children at this popular swimming hole is 8 years and above.
We recommend only bringing children who are feisty fit 5 year olds and over for this lttle adventure as they need to walk quite a ways for little legs and then clamber over granite boulders to the swimming hole.
The hike back to the car park is much easier and is 95% downhill. The time on the hike back flies before your eyes and soon enough you are back at the car park. This is the perfect holiday hike in terms of length, distance and above all for the magic and beauty of Behana Gorge, Cairns Tropical North Queensland Australia.
Getting To Behana Gorge From Cairns Airport
- Head South Towards Cairns
- Turn Right on to Bruce Highway
- Travel 29.5km
- Turn Right on to Behana Gorge Rd
- Travel 5km until you reach the dead end
- Car park and gated entrance pathway leads you to the boulders of Behana Gorge
- Warning - Do Not Enter Private Property At Any Time i.e Cane farms as this is tresspassing
Behana Gorge Cairns Canyoning Tour | Abseiling, Cliff Jumping, Rock Sliding Adventure | Half Day Tour
- Departs From: Meet at Allbout Cairns, 58 Grafton St, Cairns City
6 hours (approx)
This action packed tour is the perfect combination of excitement, thrilling adventure and the beautiful surroundings of a tropical rainforest creek. Perfect for those adventurous travellers that prefer to be immersed in nature rather than looking at it through the window of a tour bus. Abseil, cliff-jump, swim and rock-slide your way down the crystal clear waters of the stunning Behana Gorge. Your friendly and very enthusiastic guides will provide all the tuition and encouragement you need to safely and comfortable tackle all the obstacles during the day - you're sure to have an absolute blast!
River Tubing | Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River | Cairns Half Day Family Tour
- Departs From:
4 hours Total with 2 hours River Tubing
Cairns’ original half day river tubing tour is ‘the most fun you can have while floating’! Travelling to either Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River, you will spend two fun and delightful hours soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest and the natural beauty that surrounds you.