Rainforest Scuba

Multiple Locations

Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water at the same time as a platypus in natural conditions?

There is plenty to see and experience with this unique adventure that the whole family can enjoy from the age of eight and no need to be a certified diver. They can truly claim to give you a unique Australian adventure that everyone can enjoy. Learn about the platypus and other aquatic animals living in the billabong knowing that nothing can bite you, sting you, eat you or drag you away!

They have been voted number one in Queensland and number three in Australia two years running on the Australian bucket list. An exciting, magical, fun, educational and safe experience which has attracted people from all over the world.

Rainforest Scuba is an experience of a lifetime that leaves a lasting memory. A platypus could nibble your hand or you might just watch them feed in their natural world.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public Telephone

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Platypus Dive

Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water at the same time as a platypus in natural conditions?

There is plenty to see and experience with this unique adventure that the whole family can enjoy from the age of eight and no need to be a certified diver. They can truly claim to give you a unique Australian adventure that everyone can enjoy.

Learn about the platypus and other aquatic animals living in the billabong knowing that nothing can bite you, sting you, eat you or drag you away!

They have been voted number one in Queensland and number three in Australia two years running on the Australian bucket list. An exciting, magical, fun, educational and safe experience which has attracted people from all over the world.

Rainforest Scuba is an experience of a lifetime that leaves a lasting memory. A platypus could nibble your hand or you might just watch them feed in their natural world.

Indicative rates

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$115 $160
PADI courses

PADI courses from Bubble Blowers to Dive Master.

Bubble Blowers (eight years and over), Seal Team (eight to ten years), Junior Open Water (10 to 14 years), Open Water (15 years and over).
Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Master Diver, Dive Master, Speciality Dives 11 to choose from including side mount diver.

Do your PADI elearning in the comfort of your home, travelling or any place that you have your computer. Elearning is done on line at your own pace and no text books or class time needed. Once completed, they can do the pool sessions where you'll learn to put skills into practise. Followed by your open water dives and the completion of your certification.

Classes are designed to your needs and not the dive shop. No need to wait for a class to fill up or run at a certain time or day and if you need extra time or dives it does not cost you any extra. They want you to be a happy, confident and safe diver.

Indicative rates

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$550 $700
Personalised Private Platypus Tour

Don't want to dive and staying dry is your choice? Then this is the tour for you.

Personalised private guided tour to suit you. Choose your pick-up time from 7.30am with a coffee to start your day and a mini tour of Mackay then, to the Pioneer Valley stopping at Dame Nelly Melba's house. Continue further into the Valley to Finch Hatton Gorge walking up to the waterfalls.

Lunch is included at either the Church Cafe - a little taste of Italy, Pinnacle Pub the award-winning Pie or Ulysses Café, vegetarian/raw option. Then to Eungella for breath taking views from Goodes Lookout of the Valley and the Sky window.

Next stop Hideaway Cafe to walk through stunning gardens and see handmade jewellery, crafts, hats and to admire the hand carved walls, doors and coffee tables of the local natural flora and fauna.

From here they go to Broken River to spot a platypus in the wild included is with a 30-minute platypus education and practical tips on how to spot a platypus while they eat and play in their own natural habitat. 98 per cent of people who see a platypus in the wild see them here.

Indicative rates

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$285 $365

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Paronella Park

Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$45 - 45
Everyone has a dream. José Paronella's dream became a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, a picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees.

Millstream Falls National Park

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Wander down the walking track leads to spectacular views of the falls.

Tully

Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Tully is a small town about 140 kilometres (or about two hours' drive) south of Cairns and has the reputation of being one of the wettest towns in Australia. With all that rain, the nearby Tully River is one of the best places in Australia to go white water rafting.

South Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
With spectacular views across the sparkling blue water to Dunk Island and World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island, South Mission Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful areas in Tropical North Queensland.

Beaver Reef Dive Site

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Beaver Reef is one of the most popular dive sites off Mission Beach with coral gardens, bommies and sloping coral walls in depths to 22 metres. Off the southern side of the reef is a site called Shark Alley.

Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Nature takes centre stage at Mission Beach with its long unspoilt beaches, deserted islands and white-water rivers fringed by rainforest. There are no crowds at this seductive and easy going destination which is perfect for relaxation or discovering adrenalin pumping outdoor activities.

Tully Gorge National Park

Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Be delighted in the sights as the Tully River plunges down the Cardwell Range, carving a swathe in the lush, world heritage rainforest on its way to the coast. You can explore both ends of the park from a variety of locations.

Licuala State Forest

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Licuala State Forest boasts several enjoyable walking tracks. Enjoy the native wildlife of the area as you walk around the forest…the Ulysses butterfly, cassowaries and green tree frogs. Be sure to look upwards to enjoy the sunlight shining through the beautiful palm leaves…it's truly remarkable!

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$20 - 24
The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest. It is an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Wet Tropics. With a 350 metre long elevated walkway through the canopy, a cantilever, a 37 metre observation tower and more than 1200 metres of walking tracks, this attraction is a must do for anyone visiting the region.

Djiru National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Djiru National Park, near Mission Beach, protects some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the Wet Tropics, including a rare patch of Licuala fan palm forest. It is also one of the few places you're likely to see the endangered southern cassowary.
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