Cairns Canyoning Adventure

Set your heart racing as you conquer the Crystal Cascades.

Cairns, Australia
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Highlights

  • Top of the Range 5.10 Canyoning Boots (unique among operators in Australia!)         
  • Neoprene Socks
  • Thermal Top – For sun protection, a little warmth and extra padding
  • Thermal Shorts to wear under your board shorts – for extra padding
  • Canyoning Harness and Technical Equipment
  • Canyoning Helmet
  • Low Profile Life Jacket
  • Elbow pads and Knee pads are available on request.
  • Light Lunch and Cold Water

WHAT TO EXPECT

Release the dare devil inside you! Join this canyoning trip in the Cairns rainforest. Enjoy a day full of abseiling, zip lining, sliding & jumping next to waterfalls and in pools. Enjoy the excitement of canyoning a rocky watercourse in a safe environment. Experienced guides will accompany you on the trip. 

 

Who can join? 

This canyoning deal is perfect for beginners, as well as travellers who have tried canyoning before. This half-day adventure is open to people aged between 8 and 80 years old. Suitable for most fitness levels. Including people who cannot swim. You will be challenged to push your own boundaries assisted by experienced guides who will support you and help you conquer your fears. 

 

Small groups, experienced guides and safety gear 

A maximum of 12 people per group will be accompanied by 2 adventure guides. The guides will carry all the heavy gear required for canyoning. You will get the following protective safety gear: canyoning harness, shoes, helmet, neoprene shorts, long-sleeve thermal top for sun protection and a low-profile life jacket all padded to provide extra protection from the rocks.

 

Canyoning activities 

Our adventure starts at the viewing platform of Devil’s Drop in Crystal Cascades. We will leave the public access areas and head towards the higher parts of the tropical watercourse. A series of controlled spillways by Copperlode Dam feeds the watercourse. A detailed safety talk will get us all ready for our canyoning adventure. After a short walk up the track, we will start our first absail for the day; an 11 m controlled descent down the granite rock beside your first waterfall in the spillway section.


Cool down at the bottom in the slippery dip slide. The dip slide will lead us to our next challenge. The biggest drop of the day is a 30 m abseil down Big Cheese! Then our adventure continues with no less than 8 rappels, 3 jumps, 2 slides and a very cool zip line! Along the way, hand lines will ensure our safety. So no worries, just enjoy the trip! 

 

About Crystal Cascades

Leave your comfort zone and conquer the white water and the massive boulders of Crystal Cascades. Admire the stunning beauty of a secluded rainforest watercourse. Do not forget to look around and try to spot lizards, snakes, birds and other wildlife. Colourful butterflies and dragonflies will most definitely also join us on our adventure. 


Crystal Cascades is situated in the tropical rainforest. It is one of the few places in the world where you do not need a heavy wetsuit to go canyoning. From Cairns, it is easy to reach the cascades and it is canyoning-suitable during the entire year. 

 

 

Itinerary

 

MORNING TOUR

06:00 - 07:00 am Pick Up from your Cairns / Northern Beaches accommodation

07:00 am Check in at Raging Thunder HQ, collect equipment

07:30 am Arrive at Crystal Cascades. Meet with Self Drivers. Comfort stop and change into canyoning gear. Walk to the first platform and familiarise yourself with the gear while guides prepare the course. 

08:00 - 11:00 am Receive a safety briefing before you commence your first descent into the canyon.  

The group will need about 3 hours to complete the canyon including 8 abseils, 2 slides, 3 jumps and an exciting zip line!

11:00 am Arrive at the viewing platform and make your way down towards the change area

11:20 am Arrive at Crystal Cascades car park, change into dry clothes and enjoy a light lunch before boarding the bus

11:45 - 12:30 am Board the bus and travel back to your accommodation 

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

12:00 - 12:30 Pick Up from your Cairns accommodation (Northern Beaches not available)

12:30 Arrive at Crystal Cascades. Meet with Self Drivers. Comfort stop and change into canyoning gear. Walk to the first platform and familiarise yourself with the gear while guides prepare the course.

13:30 - 16:30 Receive a safety briefing before you commence your first descent into the canyon.

The group will need about 3 hours to complete the canyon including 8 abseils, 2 slides, 3 jumps and an exciting zip line!

16:30 Arrive at the viewing platform and make your way down towards the change area

16:50 Arrive at Crystal Cascades car park, change into dry clothes and enjoy an afternoon snack before boarding the bus

17:15 - 18:00 Board the bus and travel back to your accommodation 

 

 

What to bring

  • Board shorts
  • Change of clothes and a towel
  • Any essential medications (asthma inhalers etc. – the guides can keep these in the dry bag – limited space only.)
  • Prescription Glasses can be worn (recommend a neoprene strap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Adventurous mood

 

What NOT to bring

  • No Cameras please, our guides will be taking photos through the tour to supply to you afterwards.
  • Watches or Jewellery
  • Sun Glasses
  • No cash or cards

 

Please note

  • Pick ups will be conducted in a Raging Thunder Branded Van - Please be at Pick Up Point 10 mins before scheduled time.
  • Afternoon tour - Pickup approximately 12:00 pm from your accommodation (Cairns only)
  • Or Self Drive meeting point Crystal Cascades Car Park 12.30pm 

 

 

 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • NOT suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • By booking this tour you confirm that you do not have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to participate
  • If you have a medical condition and/or you are unsure that you are physically able to participatre in the activity, we reccomend that you consult a medical practotioner before participating


Cancellation Policy:

Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour departs are entitled to a full refund 


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Raging Thunder
59-63 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

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