Hidden in the tropical rainforests, Crystal Cascades is a natural series of waterfalls that flow into large pools. Located in a secluded section of Crystal Cascades only 25 minutes from Cairns, this is a half day tour perfect for anyone adventurous 8 years and older. This adrenaline pumping canyoning tour from Cairns is perfect for those adventurous travellers who want to soak up the beauty of a tropical creek in the rainforest while having fun and getting an adrenaline rush at the same time!
Our canyoning course has been designed to have no environmental impact, and includes :
5 Abseils up to 32 metres (104 ft)
Rock slides and swimming
4 Rock Jumps if you are feeling brave
30m Zip Line with water splashdown
Light lunch and refreshments
We supply padded activity shorts (to wear under board shorts), helmet, socks, canyoning boots, carabiners, harness
Abseil, Zip line, slide and jump beside waterfalls and into pools.
Return transfers from accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas (PM only)
Cairns or Northern Beaches: $184
Port Douglas: $203
Departs daily from Cairns
Departs daily from Northern Beaches
Departs daily from Port Douglas
Cairns: 6:30 am or 12:00 pm
Northern Beaches: 6:00 am
Port Douglas: 9:30 am
Return to Cairns: 12:30 pm or 6:00 pm
Return to Northern Beaches: 12:15 pm
Return to Port Douglas: 6:15 pm
Your day starts bright and early with a 6:30am pick-up (for the morning tour. Afternoon tour departs at 10:00am Port Douglas or 12:00pm Cairns) from your Cairns city or Northern Beaches accommodation for the 20-30 minute drive (one hour drive from Port Douglas) through Redlynch Valley to Crystal Cascades.
Crystal Cascades is a popular swimming hole with locals. You will venture above and beyond the general swimming area until it’s just you, your canyon guides and fellow adventurers high up in the mountains with a flowing freshwater creek leading down below you to your playground for the day.
You will be suited up in special padded shorts (to wear under your swimmers), a harness, helmet and canyoning boots to ensure you have a safe and comfortable time as you slide, jump and abseil down the canyon gorges.
Your canyoning guides will give you an equipment and safety briefing and will ensure everyone is happy and ready before starting the canyoning fun.
Over 2-3 hours you will abseil, zip-line, rock-slide, jump and swim down the canyon, through waterfalls, crystal-clear pools and epic boulder formations, stopping to take some action shots along the way to capture the memories of your adventure.
A light lunch and refreshments are also provided to keep your energy up!
Conquer your fears and drop backwards off a cliff secured by only a rope! Abseiling is an adrenaline rush like no other letting you control your own ride as you descend down beside rushing waterfalls.
Used by professional rope access technicians around the world to access otherwise unreachable places, you’ll be using the same technique to safely make your way down the Crystal Canyon via abseiling.
This tour involves 8 different abseils of different heights and styles, including the ‘Big Cheese’; the biggest abseil at 30 meters high!
The highlight of the tour for many people is the huge 35m zip-line where you fly down along a rope to splash down in a pool of water.
Your highly-experienced guides set up a zip-line along the way with two lines to ensure maximum safety.
Even if you’ve been on normal zip-line tours before you’re sure to get a thrill out of this unique zip-line over a flowing creek!
The flow of water over thousands of years has formed smooth, polished natural waterslides that are perfect for sliding down into the pools below.
Your specially designed padded under-shorts will protect you as you slide on the smooth rocks.
Sometimes the only way down is to jump! This tour has a range of different jumps from 2m to 10m high, so there is something for everyone.
There’s always a different option if you’re not feeling up to the jump but with deep clear water and highly qualified guides keeping watch this is the best and safest opportunity for you to feel the thrill of cliff jumping.
The Fine Print
Please bring board shorts, swimmers, dry clothes, towels, sunscreen, daily medication if needed and credit card/cash
Prescription glasses should be worn rather than contact lenses
Do not bring sunglasses, watches, jewellery, video or still cameras (including GoPros)
Minimum age is 8 years
All passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult on every tour
Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
Fitness Level Required Medium to Active
If you have a medical condition or you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner.
Prior to your rafting trip you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waiver
Maximum weight of 120kgs