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clock-o12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

This Tully River rafting trip provides an action-packed full day of adventure in North Queensland, including five hours of white-water rafting with experienced river guides and a barbecue lunch. Paddle your raft through 45 or so rapids — some up to Grade 4 — with the World Heritage–listed rainforest as your scenic backdrop. Tully Gorge National Park boasts one of Australia's most popular rafting excursions, including opportunities to jump from the rocks into the tropical water. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Mission Beach.
  • Action packed Tully River white water rafting full-day adventure from Cairns
  • 5-hours rafting through Tully River -- more than 45 rapids
  • Rapids are graded to 4 -- perfect for all levels of experience
  • Raft through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch including refreshments
  • English-speaking informative and enthusiastic river guides
  • Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located Cairns and Northern Beaches

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Five hours on the water and up to Grade 4 rapids make this rafting excursion ideal for adventurous travelers.
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.

Itinerary

Australian White-water Rafting Grading System
Grades do vary when water levels vary. As a generalization grades tend to go higher as water levels increase because of the steep nature of river gradients in this country. These grades are referred to as the NORMAL grade. Below are the general characteristics of the grades of whitewater.

The Tully River is graded rapids up to 4.

RAPID GRADE (1) Rapids are small regular waves.
RAPID GRADE (2) Rapids with regular medium-sized waves (less than 1 meter)
RAPID GRADE (3) Rapids with reasonable-sizes waves (1-2 meters) with a need to hold on at times
RAPID GRADE (4) Difficult rapids with high, powerful, irregular waves. Continual maneuvering of rafts is required to negotiate rapids

Reviews

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K
, Oct 2017

OMG this was one of the most fun things I've ever done! We decided to book this trip for our last day visiting Australia. Our river guide was, Marty. We were so lucky to have Marty as our river guide, because in our opinion, he was the most experienced AND entertaining : Rafting wasn't too hard, but still exciting. If you know how to follow directions, then you can definitely do this. The views of the surrounding greenery were amazing! It was worth the trip, and the photographer took great pictures of us that we got to show everyone!

D
, Oct 2017

Spent a lot of time on the river waiting for the other 8 boats. When we were moving it was fun. When we changed out of our wet clothes at the end of the day the girls go behind the bus and the men change in front of everyone on the side of the road. It was pouring rain and I'm standing in the mud with clean dry clothes in one hand and a towel in the other and no where to set the dry clothes. When I complained they said That's how we do it in Australia.

T
, Jul 2017

Completely taken care of from hotel pick up to hotel drop off. Our guide, Morris, was extremely attentive to my nervousness while making it completely adventurous for my husband and three teenage boys. Then during the rafting trip, you walk into the forest and there is literally a BBQ waiting for you! Just a great day, great photos, great guide!!

B
, Mar 2017

This was my favorite experience in Australia. There were just enough rapids to keep the adrenaline level high but not raise the fear factor. Our guide was awesome. In my opinion this is a must do for anyone visiting Australia.

L
, Jan 2017

Well it was a work out but it was great the guide was awesome and I just would say be sure to bring sunblock. But the only negative thing is the BBQ didn't have many options.

C
, Oct 2016

Jeremery was knowledgeable and safe instructor ...and the funniest person known to mankind! Sweet AS! From Los Angeles! Mom and daughter team!

g
, Oct 2016

Amazing experience, felt safe, jeremey led our day.. Took the job seriously but made it enjoyable at the same time, even tho he got stuck with the US raft! Only negative ... Horseflies nipping at you all day (bring repellant)

B
, Jul 2016

It was Great trip I would recommend it hell I will be going back there again to do it again.

P
, Apr 2016

We had a great time, good fun.

H
, Mar 2016

I will start will the little negatives first, when I booked this activity from viator the price did not include 30 levy per person nor did it mention any additional charges. I only came to know about it at a later date, although the additional cost itself was not a deal breaker but it is always nice to know the full cost. It probably is an issue with viator rather than the tour operator RagingThunder. This was our first river rafting experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it, missus is not an adventurous type of person so was apprehensive to start with but all the involved staff were really friendly and made sure we were safe at all times. Once we started there was no looking back and missus really enjoyed it. The food was good and the overall experience was fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending this activity and operator.


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