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Tully River White Water Rafting

The mighty Tully River is Australia's premier white water rafting river offering hours of action set amongst World Heritage Listed rainforest. Enjoy a scenic journey to the breathtaking Tully Gorge before tackling a multitude of grade 3 and 4 rapids with your highly trained River Guide.

Thrill seekers look no further, this awesome adventure is guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing.

Raft the mighty Tully River, regarded as the best rafting river across Australia and New Zealand. You will tackle over 45 tumbling rapids on this rushing Grade 4 River with its steep walled gorges and wonderful backdrop of ancient rainforest. A fantastic riverside barbecue lunch provides a short respite halfway through the day.

Your full day experience will take place under the guidance of a fully trained and experienced river guide to ensure that you get the most out of your trip. No previous rafting experience is necessary.

Experience Includes

  • A full day’s rafting adventure on the Tully River with over 45 white water rapids
  • Up to 5 hours of white water rafting
  • Raft through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Tuition and all rafting equipment, no experience needed
  • Services of experienced instructors
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Pick-up and drop off from all major Cairns Hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Optional purchase of souvenirs and photographs
  • Rafting Levy of AUD30.00 per person, payable locally on the day


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Hotel pick-ups start from 6:00am. Your exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour locally.

Start times



Around 12 hours, including 5 hours on the water.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You MUST re-confirm your booking locally at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Rafting Levy of AUD30.00 per person is payable locally on the day. The rafting levy is a compulsory charge covering Land Management fees, government charges and taxes, dam water release and part recovery of public risk insurance (amount subject to change without notice).
  • This trip is suitable for all levels of fitness. All passengers must be able to fit into the supplied life jackets.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 13 years of age. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian counter sign their liability waiver form.
  • Bring lace-up shoes (that WILL get wet), swim suit and towel (you will need to be wearing your swim suit at the time of pick-up), a spare change of clothes, and don't forget the sunscreen. You will be provided with safety equipment, including life jacket, helmet and spray jacket.
  • All tours depart at the discretion of your guide on the basis of weather conditions and safety reasons.
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
  • We highly recommend having your own travel insurance.
  • If you have a medical condition 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 your rafting trip you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign a liability waiver (either online or on paper).