All about the 1 Day Tully River Rafting Adventure

The must do adventure activity in Queensland, attracting visitors from around the globe. Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day. White water Rafting is an action packed day out from Cairns.

Wear the same clothes you would wear to the beach as you will definitely get wet, board shorts are recommended for both guys and girls. Make sure you bring a towel and a set of dry clothes to change into after your rafting adventure. It is recommended you apply sunscreen before you go rafting, but don’t apply this to the back of your legs (as rubber and sunscreen make for a slippery combination) or above your eyes. You will need to wear secure footwear which will not come off your foot while rafting such as running shoes or sandals with an ankle strap. If you don’t have suitable footwear (or don’t want yours to get wet) we have sandals for hire at the Tully Cafe which we stop at before we go rafting.

Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day, and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.

The perfect adventure experience!

1 Day Tully River Rafting Adventure Itinerary - 1 days

  • 1 Day White Water Rafting
    Raft the mighty Tully River with it 45 rapids in a day, it is regarded as the best rafting river in Australia and New Zealand. Experience the World Heritage Rainforest while navigating the white water rapids of the mighty Tully River.

    Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day, and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see. Join us for a day of adventure!

    Cairns Tour Includes:

    Grade 3 & 4 guided white water rafting
    Guaranteed water levels all year round
    All tuition provided, no experience necessary
    Cold packed picnic lunch beside the river
    Accommodation transfers
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Real Aussie Says:
A great day out from Cairns White water Rafting. Its such a fun day and also a little scary being thrown around the rapids. I recommend it highly! Cairns is located in the tropics with average day time temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) in winter to 33°C (95°F) degrees in summer. This allows us to raft all year round, even when its raining. For those who feel the cold we have free spray jackets and hire wetsuit tops from our cafe which we stop at in the morning before we go rafting.

1 Day Tully River Rafting Adventure Price information
AUD per person

Price

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Tour code: ATR
$179
Departing Cairns
$184
From Cairns and Northern Beaches. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018
$164
From Mission Beach. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018
Local fees payable
$30
Local Payment

Departure information

Starts

Daily at 8am from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Local payment of $30 includes: Land management, water release fee, insurance and government charges.
  • Minimum age is 13. Passengers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult or have signed parental consent.
  • Just yourself, all of your bags, towels and clothing will be locked aboard the bus which will meet you at the bottom of the river. If you need to take medication during the day, give this to your guide who will arrange for it to be carried on the trip. If you wear prescription glasses these should have a strap on them, but normal sunglasses are not necessary or recommended. Cameras are not recommended as there is a high chance of you loosing them if you fall out of the raft, and you should leave any jewelry or watches in the safe of your hotel room (as the river has already claimed several wedding rings).

  • All of our rafters are fitted with life jackets and helmets as a safety precaution at the top of the river, you will need to wear these while in the raft.

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