Water activity

Cairns: Standup Paddleboard Tour in Goldsborough Valley

Activity provider: What'SUP Cairns
Water activity

Cairns: Standup Paddleboard Tour in Goldsborough Valley

Activity provider: What'SUP Cairns

From US$ 66.03 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour stand up paddleboarding lesson including a guide in crystal clear waters just outside the national park. Admire the crystal clear waters and experience an activity suitable for all levels.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup will be at 8 AM. Please be outside your accommodation 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Discover the beautiful far North Queensland’s hidden gem of Cairns
  • Experience at Goldsborough Valley where gold sparkles in the water
  • Enjoy the drive over rolling hills, tropical rainforest, and sugar cane fields
  • Marvel at the wildlife in the national park
  • See wild horses, rare birds, rare aquatic creatures bush foods everywhere
Full description
Enjoy a pickup and head to your destination on a 45 minutes drive. Sit back and listen to the stories your guide can share with you about the history of the area and the important locations you pass by during the ride. Stop spontaneously along the way if you see something that interests you.  Arrive at your destination and use the time to take some photos. Receive a safety briefing as well as on the paddleboards. Paddle up the river for the first 20 meters on your knees and learn how to paddle. Once you are sorted the guide will get you up and show you everything needed to make your experience pleasurable and fun. Paddle to a little river beach where you can swim, take photos and play some board games. Get more confident before continuing the paddle adventures.  Paddle for 40 minutes looking for rare species, wild horses, cassowaries, kingfishers and rare eels. Jump in the water for a swim whenever you feel like it. No rush on the river as it's just magical, and you can feel the history of the land. Walk through some gentle rapids, and continue to paddle to the morning tea spot. Enjoy 45 minutes of morning tea which is usually locally seasonal fruit, homemade hummus, and crackers. Your guides dogs are often with the group for the trip which makes the experience super special and unique. Drifting back is the best bit where you can relax, swim, rest on your board as we take in the beauty of the Goldsborough Valley. Once back at the car head back to Cairns where you can be dropped off at your accommodation or the city. Rest assured that the guides take their time with each person making sure everyone is safe and comfortable before you paddle up the river. All that's needed is a sense of adventure and a big smile.
  • Pickup and drop off
  • Tea
  • All equipment
  • Full stand up paddle boarding lesson
  • Guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • Note that this activity invovles a little amount of exercise
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    Amazing experience! Allie’s passionate about what she does which makes for a great adventure. I could not recommended this enough for anybody. Can’t wait to go again, thank you Allie!

    November 25, 2022

    July 21, 2022

    Absolutely fantastic! A truly enjoyable couple of hours paddling in a beautiful and scenic river. Thanks Allie and Rowena. Highly recommended.

    January 21, 2022

    Product ID: 391722