Tully River White Water Rafting

Starting from: $AU169.00

Tour Overview

  • Type: Full Day Tully River Rafting
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Mission Beach
  • Suitable for backpackers
  • Grade of rapids: 3 & 4
  • Rafting time: 5 hours
  • Passengers numbers: 6 per raft
  • Tour duration: 6am – 6pm
  • Min Age 13 years old
  • No experience necessary
  • BBQ Lunch included


Full Day Tully River White Water Rafting

Experience the beautiful Far North Queensland Rainforest while navigating the white water rapids of the Tully River.

The Tully River offers grade 3 & 4 rapids and it is considered the best rafting river in Australia and New Zealand cascading through World Heritage rainforest.

Enjoy a day filled with lots of fun, adrenaline and memories that will never be forgotten. Thousands of people every year join the Tully River rafting in this extreme five hours of pure adventure.

Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide who teaches passengers the correct rafting techniques and help them during the tour so experience is not necessary. Also the guides share with clients the history and wonders of the magnificent landscape around them.

Upgrade to Xtreme Rafting:

Xtreme Rafting is a small and exclusive trip where the most experienced river guides take guests on the wildest ride possible. There is some extra activities included in this option which makes rafting even more fun, they are cliff jumping, rapid swiming and raft surfting . Also the rafts travel faster down the river making the experience greater and much more EXTREME!

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What's included in the main price

  • Coach return transfer from accommodation
  • Fully guided White Water Rafting
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
  • All tuition provided, no experience necessary
  • BBQ lunch beside the river
  • Photos available to be purchased after activity
  • Purchase of snacks
  • Rent of sandals and wetsuit if needed
  • Lace-up shoes or sandals
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of warm dry clothes

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
06:10 Pick up from Northern Beach accommodation
06:30 Pick up from Cairns accommodation
07:00 Bus departs Cairns
Tavel time from Cairns to Tully is approx 1 hour & 30 minutes
07:30 Pick up from Mission Beach accommodation
08:30 Arrive at Tully Cafe for a quick coffee and snack (to be purchased)
09:30 Arrive at the top of the river and start preparing for rafting
09:45 Start rafting
12:15 BBQ lunch on the side of the river
Enjoy approx. 2 hours & 30 minutes of rafting
12:45 Continue rafting
Enjoy another 2 hours & 30 minutes of rafting
15:15 Arrive at finish point and start packing to leave the river
15:45 Arrive back at Tully Cafe to have a look at the photos taken during the day
16:30 Bus departs Tully
17:00 Hotel dop off at Mission Beach
18:30 Hotel dop off at Cairns
19:15 Hotel dop off at Northern Beaches

Please Note:
Age:Age: Minimum age is 13 years, and those under 18 must travel with a guardian or parent.
Important Information: Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. For your safety you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no refund will apply. 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 with a medical practitioner prior to booking.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 Action
Ex. Cairns & Northern Beaches $199.00 per adult
Ex. Mission Beach $169.00 per adult

Age: Adult age: 13 yrs +.
Rafting Levy: The $30.00 rafting levy is INCLUDED in all prices.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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