White Water Rafting on the Tully River

Experience the magnificence of Tropical North Queensland’s remote World Heritage Rainforest from a different perspective. Full of thrills and spills, this adventure will see you tackle rapids, take refreshing showers under waterfalls, and float down calm stretches of river.

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Highlights

  • The rock jump. Don’t be surprised if your legs turn to jelly when you finish the short climb to the top ... but it’s worth it! An exhilarating way to top of an exhilarating day
  • If you decide to do the rock jump, hold your nose! Listen to your guide. He or she will not only keep you safe, they have a wealth of knowledge to share about the river and rainforest wildlife 
  • Up to 5 hours rafting grade 3 and 4 rapids on the mighty Tully River

Perfect Selfie

  • Due to the nature of this adventure, you won’t be able to bring your mobile phone or camera. The good news is there is a professional photographer with zoom lenses who will be there at many stages of your day to capture action shots

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Take Me to the River

Whether coming from the Northern Beaches of Cairns or city accommodation, you will be taken to the meeting point via complimentary bus transfer. The whole process is smooth as the aim of the day is to maximise your time on the river.  

Your host on the bus – one of the river guides who will spend the day with the group – will take to the mic with a lot of humour and energy. No doubt intended to jolt you out of any early-morning fogginess, you’ll be given an overview of the day ahead before being invited to sit back and relax for the remainder of the ride. 

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Included In Price

  • Return Air-conditioned coach transfers
  • Experienced Rescue 3 trained river guides
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch
  • Up to 5 hours rafting Grade 3 & 4 Rapids
  • Life Jackets and Helmets
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Departs Cairns Northern Beaches at approx. 6.00 am
  • Departs Cairns City at approx 6.30am returns 6.00pm
  • Departs Mission Beach approx. 7.30am returns at 4.30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Mission Beach
  • Self-drive option available for guests to meet bus at El Arish Arish Tavern no later than 8:30am
Destinations

Cairns

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Operation may be affected by extreme weather events.

Duration

Full day tour with up to 5 hours of rafting

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Board shorts / Quick dry shorts
  • T-shirt or swim shirt
  • Towel
  • Dry change of clothes
  • Secure fitting, flat shoes.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Cash or credit card for river levy, drinks & snacks.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Shoe hire
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Souvenirs & images taken on the day
Fitness Level Required

Active

Restrictions
  • Medical questionnaire and Liability waiver to be signed before commencing tour.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women.
Child Policy

Minimum age for participation is 13 years

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellation fees may apply as per the Terms and Conditions.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure incur full cancellation with no refund.
Additional Information

Chinese and Japanese speaking guides may not be available on every departure.

Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
Experience the magnificence of Tropical North Queensland’s remote World Heritage Rainforest from a different perspective. Full of thrills and spills, this adventure will see you tackle rapids, take refreshing showers under waterfalls, and float down calm stretches of river.

Read More

Highlights

  • The rock jump. Don’t be surprised if your legs turn to jelly when you finish the short climb to the top ... but it’s worth it! An exhilarating way to top of an exhilarating day
  • If you decide to do the rock jump, hold your nose! Listen to your guide. He or she will not only keep you safe, they have a wealth of knowledge to share about the river and rainforest wildlife 
  • Up to 5 hours rafting grade 3 and 4 rapids on the mighty Tully River

Perfect Selfie

  • Due to the nature of this adventure, you won’t be able to bring your mobile phone or camera. The good news is there is a professional photographer with zoom lenses who will be there at many stages of your day to capture action shots

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Take Me to the River

Whether coming from the Northern Beaches of Cairns or city accommodation, you will be taken to the meeting point via complimentary bus transfer. The whole process is smooth as the aim of the day is to maximise your time on the river.  

Your host on the bus – one of the river guides who will spend the day with the group – will take to the mic with a lot of humour and energy. No doubt intended to jolt you out of any early-morning fogginess, you’ll be given an overview of the day ahead before being invited to sit back and relax for the remainder of the ride. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return Air-conditioned coach transfers
  • Experienced Rescue 3 trained river guides
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch
  • Up to 5 hours rafting Grade 3 & 4 Rapids
  • Life Jackets and Helmets
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Departs Cairns Northern Beaches at approx. 6.00 am
  • Departs Cairns City at approx 6.30am returns 6.00pm
  • Departs Mission Beach approx. 7.30am returns at 4.30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Mission Beach
  • Self-drive option available for guests to meet bus at El Arish Arish Tavern no later than 8:30am
Destinations

Cairns

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Operation may be affected by extreme weather events.

Duration

Full day tour with up to 5 hours of rafting

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Board shorts / Quick dry shorts
  • T-shirt or swim shirt
  • Towel
  • Dry change of clothes
  • Secure fitting, flat shoes.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Cash or credit card for river levy, drinks & snacks.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Shoe hire
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Souvenirs & images taken on the day
Fitness Level Required

Active

Restrictions
  • Medical questionnaire and Liability waiver to be signed before commencing tour.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women.
Child Policy

Minimum age for participation is 13 years

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellation fees may apply as per the Terms and Conditions.
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure incur full cancellation with no refund.
Additional Information

Chinese and Japanese speaking guides may not be available on every departure.

Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
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