Located approx. 87 miles (140 km) south of Cairns, Tully Gorge National Park is a premiere destination while visiting North Queensland. With tropical water temperatures year-round, Tully River white-water rafting provides the ultimate day trip.
Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup, including Northern Beaches and Mission Beach, or make your way to the designated starting point from Tully. Relax during the scenic drive to Tully, traveling through cloud-covered coastal mountains and past clear streams and sugarcane fields.
After a safety briefing and some paddling instruction from your river guide, you're provided with a life jacket, spray jacket and helmet in preparation for a white-knuckle adventure, including up to 5 hours of rafting over more than 45 rapids. Your guide helps to maneuver the raft over the rapids, which include some up to Grade 4. Ride the unforgettable Alarm Clock, Wet and Moisty, Stair Case and the dramatic Theatre — all before a riverside barbecue lunch opposite Ponytail Falls.
Have free time here to recharge your batteries and take in the breathtaking scenery of the World Heritage–listed rainforest before negotiating the afternoon's remaining rapids. Afterward, change into dry clothes and end your full-day tour with a hotel drop-off.