Rainforest Rock-Climbing Tour Self-Drive


Drive yourself and save with our premium Rianforest Rock-Climbing Tour Self-Drive option.
Only 20 minutes drive North of Cairns. Firstly you will find this unique site set on the banks of the Barron River. Then nestled within a lush North Queensland rainforest environment. Then you’ll get some great views of the gorge, river and surrounding hill tops. Finally we will explore all aspects of this site with a variety of rock climbing, caving and abseil activities, all in the one tour!


  • Personalised tours (generally two) with a maximum of four participants
  • Family of three or four, we do a tour for you.
    Simply select the discounted family option upon booking
  • We cater to all levels of experience and ability
  • Multiple Rock Climbing, Abseil & Caving activities
  • 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 and activities tailored to the first timer and seasoned climber!

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


Meeting Point at 7:30am @ Lake Placid Recreational Area car park, at 7:30 am you’ll see the well signed Topknot vehicle roll in. For exact meeting point location and directions click google maps location here or the purple button below.


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Detailed Site Info & International Grading Chart..



Meet at 7:30 am Lake Placid Recreational Area car park

A short 5 minute scenic drive finds us at our site destination.

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

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 10:30 am, a morning packed full of adventure!

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


Discover hidden site aspects with multiple Climbing, Caving and Abseil activities.
What this rainforest site lacks in sheer height makes up for in variety of routes.
You will have the opportunity to try different climbing techniques on smearing slabs, lay-back flake, arete and face climbs. Also off-width crack through to proper chimney cracks.
Safety is managed using both top and bottom belay techniques

If you have interest in our local Flora and Fauna. A variety of butterflies can bee seen (including Cairns Birdwing & Ulysses).
Birdlife regularly sighted include flocks of Metallic Starling hurtling through the canopy at warp speed, Lorikeets, cheeky Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.
Birds of prey, Osprey and Brahminy Kite cruise the gorge above Lake Placid in search of dinner.
Down at the fisheries protected Lake Placid provides good habitat for numerous fish species. Including Archer fish and freshwater turtles to name a few.
Flora consists of several types fig tree, epiphytic basket ferns, butterfly host vines. Plus pencil orchids and many other native rainforest plant species.

Lake Placid Recreational Area (Lake Placid Road)CairnsQueensland, 4879
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