Back Country Bliss
Bonnie Doon QLD 4873, Australia
River Drift Snorkeling in QueenslandTo experience the pristine rainforest from a brand new perspective (and have the best chance of spotting the elusive platypus!), try river drift snorkeling in Queensland. The river is crystal clear, COLD and surrounded by the green canopy of one of the world's most gorgeous rainforests.
After donning a wetsuit, you'll trek a bit thru the trees, learn a bit about local flora and then hop into the stream to drift along with the current. The river is as natural and clean as you can find anywhere in the world - clean enough to drink! - and your skin will thank you for the dip in its mineral-rich waters.
Back Country Bliss provides wetsuits, gear, a knowledgeable guide and even transportation if you need it, so it's a really easy, fun, unusual half day adventure. We combined ours with a drive up to Cape Tribulation for a full day experience. This activity is suitable for all ages in the dry season, but only for strong swimmers in the wet season - the current can get pretty fast!