Tully River Rafting Excursion - Tour from Cairns

$ 143.45 / AED 526.47 per person


  • The tour is led by expert guides
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the river banks
  • Experience the thrill of white water rafting in the stunning rainforest
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Activity Schedule

Start Time: 0630h (06:30am)
Duration: 12 hours (Rafting duration: 5 hours)


Experience the thrill of Grade 4 rapids as you raft down the Tully river. Trained guides will make this experience truly memorable.

While some other rivers in the area are subject to very high or low water levels, a hydroelectric plant far upstream on the Tully regulates the water flow to keep it at consistent levels.

You will love the beautiful scenery of the World Heritage rainforest, exciting adrenalin-inducing rapids and great food. Prior rafting experience is not necessary, your enthusiasm is!

You will be picked up early morning from your centrally located hotel in Cairns or Northern Beaches and proceed towards the Tully River rafting point in an air conditioned vehicle. Don your safety gear and receive instructions and safety guidelines.

You will have trained guides steering inflatable rafts to help, guide and power the raft down the river.

Tackle 12 kilometres of river winding through the World Heritage Rainforest. You’ll experience 44 rapids graded between 3 and 4 by the Australian Whitewater Rafting Grading System.

Enjoy a BBQ lunch along with cold drinks.

The tour ends at the starting point.


Hotel pick-up & drop-off Up to 5 hours of white water rafting Grade 3-4 rapids All tuition and equipment, no experience necessary "Rescue 3" trained river guides Barbecue lunch


Rafting Levy payable direct

Additional info

Rafters may encounter different conditions. Here is the Australian Whitewater Rafting Grading System. (1995) RAPID GRADE (1) Rapids are small regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognize and negotiate. Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers RAPID GRADE (2) Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends. The passage is easy to recognize and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches or log jams RAPID GRADE (3) Rapids with fairly high waves (1-2 m); broken water, stoppers and strong eddies; exposed rocks; small falls. The passage may be difficult to recognize on the river and inspection from the bank may be required Manoeuvering to negotiate the rapids is required RAPID GRADE (4) Difficult rapids with high, powerful, irregular waves; broken and confused water; often boiling eddies; strong stoppers; ledges; drops and dangerous exposed rocks. The passage is often difficult to recognize and inspection from the bank is preferable. Precise and sequential manoeuvering is required The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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