As we see temperatures quickly rising above 30 degrees, annoying march flies and showers becoming more prevalent, this indicates the end of season is rapidly approaching. As this time every year bookings through the website are disabled. Of course the Esplanade Boulder Park sessions continue and climbing equipment is still available to purchase.
Thanks for your continued support throughout 2020.
Rock on!
the Topknot team.

“On Belay – Climb when ready!”

Immerse yourself in nature only 25 minutes from Cairns, this unique site set on the banks of the Barron River, a lush North Queensland rainforest environment offers great views of the gorge, river and surrounding hill tops. Explore all aspects of this site with a variety of rock climbing, caving and abseil activities, all in the one tour!

Cairns Rock Climbing Adventure Tours:

  • Includes in-town hotel pickup
  • Personalised tours with a maximum of four participants
  • Cater to all levels of experience and ability
  • Multiple Rock Climbing, Abseil & Caving activities
  • Four hour return tour, with up-to three hours on site
  • All equipment including climbing shoes provided
  • Professional, experienced guidance and instruction
  • Explore a stunning yet not so well advertised part of Cairns with Topknot Climbing

Climbing grades to suit the first timer and seasoned climbers!

*Childeren are to be accompanied by at least one adult.


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Detailed Site Info & International Grading Chart..



Departures from 9:15 am with the price inclusive In-town hotel pickups.

Once out of town the 20 minute scenic drive finds us at our site destination.

This lush tropical rainforest location is set on the banks of the Barron River

Once equipment is fitted and adjusted its time to start the first set of activities.

Overall experience a great mix of Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Caving activities.

Ultimately this tour takes us up, down, inside and around one massive granite boulder!

We finish up around 12:45pm, pack-down and have you back in town around 1:30pm.
A morning packed full of adventure!

If you like outdoor adventure, this tour is definitely for you!


CairnsQueensland, 4870
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14 Reviews for “Adventure Climbing Tour”

  1. Kim

    5 stars!!! (not 1 as my previous review mistakenly says!)

  2. Kim

    What an excellent guide Peter is! Took my daughter for her first climb and he had her (and me) feeling comfortable and confident in no time. Very friendly and professional. Great location, lots of variety. Highly recommend!!

  3. Alex

    This is truly a gorgeous place to climb! The routes are really interesting, while being well suited for beginners as well.

  4. Eric

    We had the best day ever with Peter in Barron Gorge. My kids (11 and 9) have climbed a lot at many indoor rock climbing gyms, but not very much outdoors. Peter made sure they felt comfortable, guaranteed their safety, then very subtly introduced them to new concepts about climbing outdoors -- how to trust your climbing shoes, how to look for a line, etc. The Barron Gorge area is super convenient, and has something for everybody -- but the icing on the cake is the CAVE! It's not really a cave, but rather a split in a huge, mega rock -- perhaps 60 or 80 feet deep. It's dark within, but there is some sunlight from the top that enables you to see, once your eyes adjust. I've been around climbing for nearly 30 years, and I've never heard of something like this being so accessible to non-climbers. Thanks for being such a generous host, Peter!

  5. Nathan

    My brother and I had the best morning climbing, abseiling and caving with Pete! He had so much knowledge of the local area and made the whole experience very worth while.

  6. Prune De La Hou....

    Thanks for the wonderful climbing moment ! Thanks to you, i will practice climbing when I come back to France !! Nice pictures it's one of my best memories in Cairns ! Kind Regards

  7. Mel Nizolek

    Had a fantastic time with Pete last Sunday - loved the challenge, adrenaline and the beautiful backdrop to Split Rock. Would definitely recommend to both beginners and the more experienced. Well worth the money! :-)

  8. Derek Beacroft

    I booked with Pete from the UK Never done this before and was surprised at the good advice and calm approach for beginner's. thoroughly enjoyed the day with my son on the ropes, Toproping, chimneying and a bit of abseiling. Well worth the money and a great part of my holiday to Aus. Derek & Edward

  9. Brad Collins

    Unbelievable day! Started the morning just two of us with pete! Awesome guide! Some amazing climbing with stunning views over the gorge! Would highly recommend!!!

  10. Mario

    Very nice day, beautiful scenerie and lots of fun.

  11. Michael

    I can't recommend this enough. I was lucky enough to be all alone with Pete for the morning. Interesting routes from more casual to challenging in a beautiful location. Safety is well looked after, and I felt I was in good hands. This should be more heavily marketed than it is since it offers a truly amazing experience to travelers.

  12. Julie

    Fantastic morning,physically and mentally challenging, rewarding and loads of fun!

  13. Gavin

    Excellent morning at split rock. Pete has a very good knowledge of climbing and supported us individually and challenged us to each of our abilities. Awesome will defiantly do again.

  14. Ulla

    Thanks for an awesome day!


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