Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

If the only surfing you’ve done lately is on your smartphone, you need to get out!

You can’t smell the fresh, leafy top notes of the rainforest from behind a computer screen. You can’t hear the song of the wompoo fruit dove or the dog-like bark of the green tree frog from the pages of a book.

You have to immerse yourself in it.

Once you get high on the views and exhilaration that come from flying between our six rainforest canopy platforms on our fully guided zipline tour, you’ll be hooked.

Because nothing can compare to seeing the world’s oldest rainforest from this angle.  (And there’s nothing like being strung up 20 metres in the air to give you a new perspective on life!)

Our guides?  Are the Kelly Slaters of jungle surfing.  With a PhD in encouragement and Masters of rainforest ecology, they’ll hit you with more interesting facts than Wikipedia (and with way more panache).

It’s a jungle out there, alright.

But from up here, you can see only beauty – the tops of the trees, the freshwater streams, and out to the coral fringes of the Great Barrier Reef.

If all the world’s a stage then this is one of its most highly-revered acts.

And it’s available to all ages. All abilities. All day, every day.

Please be aware that Jungle Surfing is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or over 120kg/260ibs. An adult must accompany children that are under 12 years old.


Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour Info

  • Up to twelve tours daily departing Cape Tribulation
  • Tours last two hours, with over one hour in the rainforest canopy
  • Maximum 13 jungle surfers per tour with three guides
  • Six eco-friendly tree platforms, seven ziplines plus the Human Hamster Wheel
  • Interpretive talk on each platform
  • Tour fully guided – our expert guides control your speed and flight from every platform
  • All equipment provided – harness & helmet
  • Suitable for all ages from three to 103!
  • No experience necessary

The tour circuit


Tour times

We operate up to twelve tours daily, every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

Morning: 7.50am, 9.10am, 9.50am, 11.10am

Afternoon: 12.30pm, 1.50pm, 2.30pm, 3.50pm

Seasonal: 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm

Check in for all Jungle Surfing tours is at our Jungle Adventure CentreLot 2 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873 and we offer courtesy transfers here from local accommodation – see below.

Jungle Adventure Centre is our visitor information centre in the heart of Cape Tribulation and offers tourist information, tour bookings, gifts, souvenirs and free parking. You will be required to complete our pre-tour paperwork here, so please aim to arrive 10 minutes prior to pick up time.

  • Long shorts or pants are most comfortable – skirts or dresses are not suitable.
  • T-shirts or shirts with sleeves – no singlets or sleeveless tops.
  • Enclosed footwear only. If you only have thongs/slip on shoes we can lend you some Crocs.
  • Bring your camera – we will attach it to your harness for safety.
  • Jungle Surfing is an all-weather activity and we love the rain! The tour will only be cancelled and refunded in extreme conditions such as cyclones or severe electrical storms.
  • If it’s raining you will get wet, so please bring a change of clothes for after the tour.

Check-in for all Jungle Surfing tours is at the Jungle Adventure Centre (JAC), and we offer courtesy transfers to the JAC from accommodation around Cape Tribulation. Please note that there are specific departures for each resort and not every tour has a pick up at every resort, so please check the list below to pick the best departure for you.

Jungle Surfing Tour Cape Trib Beach House Cape Trib Camping Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
7.50am 7.30am 7.35am
8.30am (seasonal) 8.10am 8.15am
9.10am 8.50am 8.55am
9.50am 9.30am
10.30am (seasonal) 10.10am 10.15am
11.10am 10.50am 10.55am
1.10pm (seasonal) 12.50pm 12.55pm
1.50pm 1.30pm
2.30pm 2.10pm 2.15pm
3.10pm (seasonal) 2.50pm 2.55pm
3.50pm 3.30pm 3.35pm

NB. Guests staying at PK’s Jungle Village, Cape Trib Farmstay & Jungle Lodge should meet at Jungle Adventure Centre which is just a few minutes walk from your accommodation.

For details of day and overnight tour options with transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, click here.

  • 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 is 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.

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