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Small-Group Canyoning Experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches

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    What to Expect
    Start your day with early morning pickup from your accommodation in Cairns or the Northern Beaches.

    Head to the viewing platform at Devil’s Drop in the Crystal Cascades, then walk a short distance to the higher reaches of the tropical watercourse. Your guide provides a detailed safety talk and the necessary gear, including helmet, canyoning harness, shoes, long-sleeve thermal top, neoprene shorts, and a low-profile padded life jacket that provides extra protection from the rocks.

    Your first abseil of the day takes on a 37-foot (11-meter) descent down a huge granite rock next to a waterfall. At the bottom, cool off on the slippery slide, then continue to the biggest drop of the day: a 99-foot (30-meter) abseil down the Big Cheese.

    The watercourse contains a total of eight rappels, three jumps, two slides, and one zipline, with a hand line along the way for safety. Keep your eyes open for wildlife including monitor lizards, birds, and colorful butterflies and dragonflies.

    Upon completion of the course, stop for a light lunch before returning to your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of all equipment
    • Lunch
    • Professional guides
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns/Northern Beaches
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Basic fitness level required
    • Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a fantastic time rafting down the Tully River. We were looked after by a large crew who were very mindful of our safety. Exhilarating!! Our guide was “Fish “”. He was amazing. We thoroughly recommend this experience
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    I've done a few of the tours that FNQ has to offer, and a few others in different parts of the world. BUT THIS IS AMAZING.!!!! Totally awesome flow, awesome crew, awesome guides and effing amazing river. Suitable for a large range of fitness levels, I've no experience in
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    Did the morning crystal cascade tour with guides Jack and Marcio. It was just our group of 4 plus the guides and we absolutely loved it. Rappelled (abseil) down waterfalls, jumped off rocks into the river, laughed and laughed with the guides, beautiful scenery, excellent
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    I did an afternoon tour with Raging Thunder, after my morning tour was cancelled. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and I felt very safe. We had a young child in our group who was very unsure and they reassured him ensuring that we all were able to enjoy the
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