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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

The Jungle Surfing Experience

Jungle Surfing is a unique and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the world-renowned Daintree Rainforest.

Rainforest has more strata than any other terrestrial ecosystem, and can only be truly appreciated by getting up into the canopy. With its low-impact system of platforms and cables, Jungle Surfing offers unparalleled access to the heart of the Daintree from the bustling forest floor to the giants that tower above the canopy.

But it’s not just about the forest. We’re passionate about our amazing environment and all the weird and wonderful creatures within it, and we’d love you to see and share that passion. We want you to have fun with our team, feel the excitement we feel every day as we fly through the trees, rediscover your sense of adventure, and take away a new understanding and appreciation of the vibrant and intricate life of the rainforest.

We know for some it can be a little scary to leave the ground behind and scale the heights, but we hope you’ll embrace the challenge and feel the wonder. Our highly trained team of scientists, tour guides and abseiling specialists will be with you every step of the way to guide you safely through the canopy and into our treetop world.

About The Tour

On arrival at our harnessing centre, you’ll meet your team of two to five guides who’ll be taking you surfing through the jungle. Each guest will be fitted into a full body harness and helmet.

A 250m walk through the forest leads to the Exit platform, where you’ll be given a safety briefing before leaving the forest floor and being winched one by one up to Platform 1. Jungle Surfing uses no motors and your ascent to the first platform is completely man powered!

On each platform, a guide will greet you, connect you safely to the tree, and introduce you to different elements of the forest before sending you on your way to the next platform.

  • From Platform 1 to 2 and from Platform 2 to 3, you will travel in pairs a few metres apart. The guides completely control your gentle flight, leaving you free to take photographs or just take in the views. Midway between Platforms 2 and 3, you’ll stop briefly at the highest point of the tour, 23 metres above Mason Creek. If you’re lucky, and visit us during wet season, this creek will be a raging torrent of white water.
  • From Platform 3 to 4, in a beautiful section of old-growth rainforest, you’ll fly solo and fast back across the creek. Don’t forget to give us your best Tarzan cry!
  • Your final flight from Platform 4 to 5 is an opportunity for thrill seekers to try something different, and if you choose to do so, you can flip yourself upsidedown and watch the ground beneath you speed past.
  • From Platform 5, there is a short walk back to the harnessing centre where you’ll have a brief opportunity to buy Jungle Surfing t-shirts, souvenirs and drinks before departing the property.

The tour itself takes around 1.5-2 hours from pick-up to drop off, and you’ll spend around 1-1.25 hours up in the trees, with plenty of time on each platform to experience the forest environment.

Tour Departures

Jungle Surfing tours depart depart Snake House, Lot 2 Cape Tribulation Road (next to PK's Jungle Village) at 7:45am, 8:45am, 9:45am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

We offer courtesy transfers from all accommodation in Cape Tribulation. Tours and transfers are streamlined by resort, so please check below to see which tours are available from your accommodation before booking.

Self drivers should meet at the Snake House five minutes before the pick up time.

7.45am Tour
7.35am Cape Trib Beach House
7.45am Snake House
7.50am Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

9.45am Tour
9.40am Cape Trib Beach House
9.45am Snake House
9.50am Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
9.55am Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

1.30pm Tour
1.20pm Cape Trib Beach House
1.30pm Snake House
1.35pm Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

3.30pm Tour
3.20pm Cape Trib Beach House
3.30pm Snake House
3.35pm Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
3.40pm Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm
8.45am Tour
8.40am Cape Trib Camping
8.45am Snake House
8.50am Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

10.45am Tour
10.40am Cape Trib Camping
10.45am Snake House
10.50am Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
10.55am Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

12.30pm Tour
12.25pm Cape Trib Camping
12.30pm Snake House
12.35pm Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
12.40pm Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

2.30pm Tour
2.25pm Cape Trib Camping
2.30pm Snake House
2.35pm Ferntree Rainforest Lodge


Group discounts are applicable for groups of more than 10 persons on application.

Jungle Surfing also offers exclusive and private tours, plus additional experiences for educational, conference and incentive groups. Options include the Man vs Tree Strangler Fig Climbing Challenge, orienteering and team building activities.

For further information, please contact our team.

Rates & Bookings

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours are $90 per person and bookings are essential. There is no child rate applicable. Make a secure booking online or please contact us directly on 07 4098 0043 or for more information.

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Who Can Jungle Surf?

Jungle Surfing is the adventure activity for all ages from 3-103, so the whole family can enjoy the thrill of flying through the rainforest.

Our smallest child harnesses fit the average three year old upwards and the adult harness are suitable for persons up to 120kg (260lbs or approximately 19 stone).

Jungle Surfing is not recommended for pregnant women.

Jungle Surfing is a unique activity where the guides control your flight so no prior experience or specific fitness is required. There is a 250m walk to the first platform along a narrow forest trail, boardwalk and steps, and a short walk from the final platform to the harnessing centre.

If you have restricted mobility or are concerned about a specific medical condition, please contact us prior to the tour and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and make our best efforts to accommodate you.

Please note that children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and all persons under 18 years must have our Medical Declaration & Waiver Release signed by a parent or guardian prior to the tour.


Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Cape Tribulation, North Queensland


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