Rainforest Drift











Rainforest Drift: An Unparalleled Eco-Adventure Awaits!

Freshwater Rainforest SUP and Kayaking
rainforest swim

What to expect

Embark on the unforgettable journey of the Rainforest Drift. This distinctive expedition seamlessly combines the serene pleasures of floating with the immersive allure of rainforest exploration.

Begin your adventure on the crystal clear waters of Fresh Water Creek. Let the gentle currents guide you beneath the lush canopy of the tropical rainforest. As you glide, observe the playful dance of fish among the river pebbles, and keep an eye out for the occasional freshwater turtle, water lizard, or monitor.

The experience offers a blend of tempos. While much of the tour is marked by calm drifts, allowing nature’s marvels to shine, there are also stretches of exhilarating rapids, adding a dose of thrill to your journey.

The journey is interspersed with stops at two pristine freshwater swimming holes, providing a refreshing respite and an opportunity for exploration. Delight in the sight of diverse underwater life, from jungle perch to other tropical freshwater fishes. And if luck is on your side, you might even spot a freshwater turtle or the elusive cassowary, a true testament to the richness of the region.

Perfectly crafted as a cooling escape from the tropical warmth, the Rainforest Drift masterfully balances tranquility with adventure. For those uncertain about their swimming capabilities or with concerns about mobility and fitness, further information is available to ensure a smooth experience.

Dive deep into nature’s symphony with the Rainforest Drift!

Tour Itinerary

We begin our adventure at Goomboora Park, from where our Pacific Watersports Van transports you through the picturesque Redlynch Valley, arriving at the Rocks Road creek entrance. Here, we acquaint you with the day’s itinerary and ensure you’re comfortable with the equipment.

Choose between our river kayaks and SUPs for your journey (with 8 of each available). Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned paddler, we’ve got you covered with comprehensive instructions to ensure a smooth experience.

As soon as we set forth on the water, the true adventure unfurls. Along our route, we’ll pause at scenic freshwater pools, perfect for a short rest and exploration. Don’t miss out on river snorkeling; the vibrant freshwater fish are a sight to behold, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a freshwater turtle.

The entire escapade spans 2 to 2.5 hours, culminating back at our starting point, Goomboora Park. Join us for a day filled with nature, adventure, and memories to cherish!

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Tour Schedule

Morning Adventure

Embark on an early morning expedition into the heart of the rainforest:

  • Meet-Up: Arrive at Goomboora Park by 7:50am to ensure a timely start.
  • Tour Commencement: We dive into our adventure promptly at 8:00am.
  • Conclusion: Expect to wrap up the enriching experience by approximately 10:30am.

For those without transportation or seeking added convenience, drop-off and pick-up services can be arranged upon request. Kindly inform us in advance so we can ensure a seamless experience for all adventurers.

Come, rise with the sun and let its first rays illuminate your adventure through the serene waterways of our Rainforest Drift.

Midday Exploration

As the sun reaches its zenith, prepare for an afternoon journey through nature’s splendors:

  • Gathering Point: Convene at Goomboora Park by 12:50pm, ready for the adventure ahead.
  • Tour Kick-off: Our journey into the rainforest’s embrace starts around 1:00pm.
  • Wrap-Up: As the afternoon progresses, we anticipate concluding our tour by roughly 2:30pm.

Join us under the midday sun for an adventure that’s bound to be the highlight of your day!

Embrace the afternoon warmth and let the gentle currents guide your experience with Pacific Watersports.



Andrea Litchfield

We went on a kayak trip through a rainforest. Andy and Luke were really friendly and helpful guides. It was a great way to see the forest and there were lots of little rapids that were fun to explore. Would definitely recommend 🙂


Jana Watson-Capps

We did the SUP and kayak in the rainforest down Freshwater Creek and had so much fun! My 10 year old and I did the SUPs, although I did most of it kneeling as that was much easier to balance (& what a workout!) and my 12 year old did the kayak. Andy helped us through each small rapid and it was such a gorgeous and relaxing morning! The swimming hole was a highlight for me, nice and cool 🙂

Why Choose Rainforest Drift?

Just 20 minutes from the bustling urban rhythm of Cairns City, our Rainforest Drift is not merely an activity but an experience. Not only does it offer a chance to immerse oneself in the serene embrace of nature, but it also provides a firsthand encounter with Australia’s unique aquatic ecosystem, making it an unrivaled choice for both nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers.

Sustainability & Eco-Consciousness

At Pacific Watersports, we are staunch believers in sustainable tourism. Our tours are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment. We are committed to preserving the pristine quality of the Fresh Water Creek and its surrounding rainforest. By choosing us, you’re not only signing up for an adventure but also supporting eco-conscious tourism.

Safety First

Your safety is our utmost priority. All our equipment undergoes regular checks to ensure it’s up to standard.  Although not compulsory, we also ensure that life jackets are available for all participants. Our guides are trained in first aid and water rescue, ensuring that even if you’re a novice swimmer, you’re in safe hands.

Customised Experience

Do you have special requests or unique requirements? Let us know ahead of time. At Pacific Watersports, we aim to craft experiences that cater to the diverse needs of our guests. Whether it’s arranging a special surprise for a loved one or a happy birthday wish, we strive to make your adventure truly personalised.

Feedback & Memories

After the tour, we love to hear from our adventurers! We encourage you to share your experiences, photos, and videos with us. Not only does it help us improve, but it also allows fellow travelers to catch a glimpse of what awaits them.

How to Book Your Adventure

Securing your spot on the Freshwater Rainforest Drift is simple and straightforward.

  1. Navigate: Head to the “Rainforest Drift” page to find detailed information about the Freshwater Rainforest Drift.
  2. Pick Your Date: Choose the perfect date that fits your travel plans.
  3. Morning or Afternoon?: Select your preferred time slot.
  4. Share Your Details: Enter participant information and specify any special requests for a tailored experience.