Tully River Rafting from Cairns

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From $219

Fast facts

  • Departs Cairns from 10 am
  • Cairns return approx. 10 pm
  • Grade 3 & 4 rafting
  • Dinner included
  • $30 Levy to pay on arrival
  • $5 Rafting shoe hire


The best river for rafting in Australia The Tully delivers many of thrills and heart-pumping action and is the site of the 2019 World Rafting Championships.
In order to really enjoy this incredible rafting excursion, be sure to set aside the entire day. From the start to the finish, there is nonstop action!

Raging Thunder has over 30 years of expertise on the Tully River. And is completely dedicated to white water rafting safety. So why not white water raft with the best in Mission Beach? Second, the best rafting river, customer service, and guides. Third, you’re in good hands with the Raging Thunder crew, so go ahead and test your personal boundaries with a Tully River rafting adventure you’ll never forget.

A Once-In-A-Lifetime White Water Adventure. Above all, brave grade 3 and 4 rapids on a daring ride through a breathtaking gorge, surrounded by World Heritage forests. Most importantly, no prior expertise is required; nonetheless, our River Guides will assist you. And it is a full day excursion with departures from Cairns

Raging Thunder itinerary

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pickups from Cairns hotel.11.00 – 13.00 Depart for the scenic drive to Tully.
  • 13.00 – 13.45 Meet up with other (self-drive) rafters at the Golden Gumboot in Tully before making a quick lunch stop there (optional, own cost).
  • 13.45 – 14.30 outfitted with rafting equipment and then ascend to the top of the Tully River Gorge.
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Before you get on the water, your River Guide will meet with you and give you a safety briefing and paddling instructions.
  • 15.00 – 18.00 Raft the world-renowned Tully River conquering awesome grade 3 & 4 rapids!
  • 18.00 – 19.15 When you get to the take-out location, change into dry clothes before making the short trip to the Feluga Hotel, a classic Queensland rural tavern and Raging Thunder’s Tully home.
  • 19.15 – 20.15 Enjoy a substantial pub supper with your guide and crew, look over photos from your adventure, and swap river tales while being surrounded by a living history of the Tully River’s spectacular rafting!
  • 20.15 – 22.00 Sit back and unwind as we take you back to your hotel.

Important info

You MUST be able to swim proficiently to take part in Tully River Rafting, You must also be able to understand and adhere to River Guide instructions in English. For your protection, please. At the time of pick-up, River Guides will evaluate your level of English speaking and comprehension; if there are any worries about your ability to follow directions and interact with our River Guides. You won’t be allowed to take part in the tour and there won’t be a refund. Anyone who might be pregnant should not go rafting.

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