Tully River Rafting Adventure

Can you handle the rapids? This is the ULTIMATE Tully River rafting experience!

Cairns, Australia
Full Day
Start time
06:30 am
Pick up & Drop off
Minimum age
13 yrs
FromAUD $209
Departs from Mission Beach: AUD $189
Levy $30 included
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What's Included

  • Return bus transfers from your accommodation
  • Raft through Heritage Listed rainforest
  • Up to 5 hours white water rafting
  • No previous experience necessary (you’ll learn as you go)
  • Water levels guaranteed all year round
  • BBQ lunch beside the river
  • Photos will be taken while you are rafting which can be viewed & purchased at the end of the day


Feeling adventurous? Are you up for rafting down a wild river? Then this guided rafting deal in the Tully River is what you need! 

On this small and exclusive tour, our experienced river guides will take you down the Tully River, where you will be trained to become a confident rafter and be able to conquer the wild Tully. Get ready, because you are in for an adventurous trip! 


Admire a World Heritage rainforest while rafting down the white water rapids of the famous Tully River. A highly trained river guide will join you in the raft and teach you the correct rafting techniques. Along the way, your guide will tell you all about the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which only few get to see.


The Tully River 

The Tully River is one of the best rafting rivers in Australia. The river rises in the Cardwell Range on the northern boundary of the Kirrama State Forest. It flows north and crosses Lake Koombooloomba, to then continue over the Tully Falls near Ravenshoe. It descends through the Tully Gorge in the Tully Gorge National Park. This World Heritage-listed park will be our unique rafting setting. The river descends 800 metres (2,600 ft) over its course of 133 kilometres (83 miles). The name Tully comes from river William Alcock Tully, who was Surveyor General of Queensland from 1875 to 1889. 


Expert guides 

A highly trained river guide controls each raft. The guide will teach you the correct techniques during the day and will share interesting facts about the history of this magnificent landscape along the river. 



  • You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cairns at 6.30 am. We will travel to Tully and meet up with the Mission Beach rafters. 
  • In the morning, our experienced guides will give us a safety briefing and paddling instruction. After we are all set and ready for our rafting adventure in the Tully Gorge. 
  • After an action-packed morning, we will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the river bench. 
  • In the afternoon, we will continue our rafting fun in the Tully Gorge. When we reach our finishing point, we get some time to change into dry clothes. 
  • After we will arrive at the cafe where you can view & buy photos of the rafting.
  • We plan to be back in Cairns at approximately 6.30 pm. 



5 hours 


What to bring

  • Ticket
  • Swimwear (you will get wet)
  • Lace-up shoes or sandals that won't fall off (shoes available for hire)
  • Towel
  • Suncreen 
  • Money for souvenirs & Rafting levy


Please note

  • Daily departures: from Cairns & Northern Beaches at 6.30 am / from Mission Beach at 7.30 am
  • Returns: Mission Beach at 5 pm / Cairns at 6.30 pm

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Terms & Conditions:

  1. This tour is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

  2. By booking this tour you confirm that you do not have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to participate

  3. If you have a medical condition and/or you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult a medical practitioner before participating

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations or changes more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost
  • Changes to date made within 24 hours of departure: $15 change fee

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Raging Thunder
59-63 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


FromAUD $209
Departs from Mission Beach: AUD $189
Levy $30 included
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