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Abseiling in Cairns: Prices, Locations and More

Try your hand at abseiling through rainforest, canyons, waterfalls and stunning scenery for an afternoon of gripping adventure.

Tropical north Queensland is known for its adventure activities. From abseiling to canyoning, ziplining, natural waterslides and treks through the rainforest, you can experience it all with these top Cairns tours.

Grab a friend and find out which rainforest adventure is perfect for you with this comparison of abseiling tours in Cairns.


Abseiling in Cairns deals

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Extra 10% off your order

Get extra 10% off on orders like sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, jet boating, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, scuba diving, snorkelling, scenic flights, high tea, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, whale watching, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling and more. T&Cs apply.

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Where can I do abseiling in Cairns?

  • Behana Canyoning, Cairns
  • Raging Thunder Adventures, Cairns
  • Cairns Adventure Park, Aeroglen
  • Top Knot Climbing, Cairns

Our top picks: Abseiling tours that you can book now

Best for price: Small group canyoning experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches, Raging Thunder Adventures

Best for price: Small group canyoning experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches, Raging Thunder Adventures from Viator

Highlights:

  • 7-hour small group tour
  • Abseil down eight descents in Crystal Canyon
  • Includes lunch, equipment and transfers
  • Includes time to enjoy the natural waterslides
  • Prices start at $169

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Best for value: Behana Gorge canyoning tour with lunch, Behana Canyoning

Best for value: Behana Gorge canyoning tour with lunch, Behana Canyoning from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Abseil, cliff jump and rock slide in Behana Gorge from just $179 per person
  • Morning tea and lunch included
  • Equipment and transfers included
  • Chance to relax at natural swimming spot

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Best for length of time: Small group afternoon canyoning experience from Cairns or Port Douglas, Raging Thunder Adventures

Best for length of time: Small group afternoon canyoning experience from Cairns or Port Douglas, Raging Thunder Adventures from Viator

Highlights:

  • Includes abseiling, ziplining and waterslides
  • 6-8.25 hour long afternoon adventure
  • Transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas included
  • Afternoon snack and equipment included

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Best for kids: Canyoning morning tour with Cairns and North Beaches hotel transfers, Raging Thunder Adventures

Best for kids: Canyoning morning tour with Cairns and North Beaches hotel transfers, Raging Thunder Adventures from Experience Oz

Highlights:

  • Canyoning, ziplining and abseiling in the rainforest
  • Suitable for children aged eight and up
  • Natural waterfalls and slides
  • Lunch and transfers included

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Best for first timers: Behana Gorge canyoning tour with lunch, Behana Canyoning

Best for first timers: Behana Gorge canyoning tour with lunch, Behana Canyoning from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • No previous experience required
  • Abseil, cliff jump and rock slide
  • Additional snorkel, swim and trek through the rainforest included
  • Morning tea and lunch provided

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Best for experienced abseiling: Small group canyoning experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches, Raging Thunder Adventures

Best for experienced abseiling: Small group canyoning experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches, Raging Thunder Adventures from Viator

Highlights:

  • Eight abseils included
  • 11-30 metre descents
  • Lunch, equipment and transfers included
  • Two slides, three jumps and one zipline also included

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Abseiling companies in Cairns compared

Company Price Location Duration Extras/Inclusions Suitable for
Behana Canyoning$179CairnsFull day
  • Lunch
  • transfers and all equipment included
  • Adults
Raging Thunder Adventures$169CairnsHalf day
  • Lunch and transfers included
  • Ages eight and up
Cairns Adventure ParkInquire onlineAeroglenTBD
  • Equipment included
  • All ages and levels
Top Knot Climbing$139CairnsHalf day
  • Equipment
  • morning tea and transfers included
  • All levels

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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