White Water River Tubing Mulgrave River - Half Day

Tour Code: 161

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Simply-Awesome Fun
  • Manoeuvring the cascading rapids and meandering down sun-dappled streams, you’ll no doubt adore both!
  • This delightful tour is the perfect combination of soothing exhilaration, with an enchanting rapid 2 river adventure. And if your adrenaline seeking side takes over, why not talk to your tour operator about a higher category white water rafting experience?

Included In Price

  • Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • High quality twin chamber tubes
  • Morning or afternoon snack
  • Two Hours of River Tubing

This is a great half day Cairns tour that all your family and friends can enjoy. White water rafting on the Mulgrave River combines relaxation with excitement, as you drift past shady banks of pristine rainforest, and sail across ancient boulders on the shallow white water rapids.

With our friendly white water rafting river guides, you’ll float on a high quality tubes, past shady water holes, flowing streams and crystal rapids. 

Cairns is home to superb white water rafting river systems that cascade within rainforest-covered mountains, and the breathtaking national parks of Tropical North Queensland.

You’ll begin your Cairns tour with a courtesy pick up from your holiday accommodation to the tubing headquarters, where you can be suited up with river shoes (in case you don’t want your own getting wet!) and waterproof jackets for the cooler months.

There will be a presentation on safety and some tips on how to enrich your white water river tubing experience.

You’ll find there’s no reason for nerves; your friendly rafting instructors are hand-picked professionals and all are certified with the International White Water Rafting Federation.

You’ll then venture south of Cairns city,  coasting past lush jungle and majestic peaks such as Mount Bartle Frere; Queensland’s highest mountain!

Venturing within the Woonoorooran National Park, you’ll arrive at the shores of the Mulgrave River.

After one last safety check, it will be time to jump in and glide across crystal clear streams and bubbling white water rapids. 

Begin your White Water River Tubing Tour

After a complementary pick up from your Cairns accommodation, you’ll be taken to the white water river tubing headquarters for a safety river presentation.

Your friendly guides are experts on the white water rapids that await you, and will share a few safety tips, some skills to enhance your tube rafting experience, and impart with some exciting facts about the rainforest that is surrounding the rapids. 

In case you don’t want to get your shoes wet, you’ll have the opportunity to hire a pair of river shoes, along with waterproof jackets.

As your tour begins, you’ll find your guides a welcoming and fun introduction to the day. They’re there to enrich your experience with camaraderie and river know-how, and will be with you every fathom of the way! 

Woonoorooran National Park

Once you’ve left the white water rafting tubing station, you’ll coast by air conditioned bus down an eye-catching highway.

You’ll bypass a rich panorama of emerald jungle and magical ranges. 

You’ll journey south of the Cairns city toward the world heritage listed Wet Tropics of Woonoorooran National Park.

This huge and lavish natural sanctuary is not only home to your Mulgrave River experience, but likewise a haven for rare flora and fauna, with some species only found in these parts worldwide!

In a picturesque domain of mesmerizing swimming holes, glistening waterfalls, lush valleys and beautiful lowland rainforest, you’ll find the surrounding backdrop just as magical as meandering along the stunning stream of your river expedition! 

Grade 1- 2 White Water River Rapids

At this point of the tour, you’ll know about some of the fascinating sights you’re likely to see, and what you can expect on your captivating river voyage.

The category 1-2 white water rapids you’ll experience today are graded for waves less than 1m, and straightforward river drifting without obstacles.

The path of the stream will be well defined, with clear chutes and gradual bends. You’ll glide lazily along friendly currents at various points, but that’s not to say you won’t experience your fair share of excitement!

Grade 2 rapids likewise encompass some low ledges to descend from, and sparkling down-rush from granite stream boulders for you to preside over. 

River Wildlife

As you embark on nature’s own invigorating theme park, bear in mind the habitat its set amongst the oldest rainforest on the planet, with a mesmerizing appearance of wildlife and flora. 

The Wet Tropics contains a breathtaking multitude of plant species that adorn the river banks.

With this jungle as host to 40% of bird species, 60% of butterflies found in the country, and 20% of Australia’s reptiles, you could very well encounter an electric-blue Ulysses or amusing rainbow lorikeet.

Keep your eyes peeled as you meander on the smooth stream, there could be a cute turtle beneath your feet!

White Water River Tubing on the Mulgrave River

Just before the cascading ride of your life, you’ll enter the calm banks in a shallow starting point, so you can feel comfortable on your river tubing adventure.

You’ll find this river experience the perfect combination of soothing exhilaration, with easy-to-manoeuver, gentle rapids and cool flowing lagoons. 

The excitement of manipulating your tube past ancient boulders and bubbling crystal ledges is something you’ll never forget.

For two whole hours, the river will float you on a quality twin-chamber tube on a river venture that has captivated thousands!

See more white water rafting adventures in Tropical North Queensland.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Morning Tour: 7:45am Pickup - Returns 12:00noon
  • Afternoon Tour: 1:45pm Pickup - Returns 6:00pm
Departure Instructions

Please wait in front of your accommodtion 10 minutes prior advised pick up time

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Complimentary transfers from Cairns CBD, Palm Cove and Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Mulgrave River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 Hours
Morning Tour: 7:45am Pickup - Returns 12:00noon
Afternoon Tour: 1:45pm Pickup - Returns 6:00pm

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

Minimum 8 persons to operate

Eco Certifications
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimming costume
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash or credit card for drinks and snacks & river levy.
  • Bring $5 for shoe hire OR bring Secure Footwear – lace up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet (we realise that you are on holiday and might not want your shoes wet)
  • Towel

Minimum age 5 years

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.

  • 50% refund within 48 hours of departure.
  • No refund within 24 hours of departure

White Water River Tubing Mulgrave River - Half Day

Tour Code: 161

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Simply-Awesome Fun



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$70.00
Family: au$310.00

Tour Code: 161



14 yrs & over

5 - 13 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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