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Want to go white water rafting on your vacation to Tropical North Queensland? Go rafting on the the Tully River on this action packed full-day white water rafting adventure from Cairns! The Tully River rafting adventure, one of Australia's most popular rafting excursions, winds through World Heritage Rainforest and offers rapids up to grade 4.
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- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- All necessary equipment included
The Tully River is Australia's best and most famous one-day white water rafting experience. It's North Queensland's ultimate white water, white knuckle adventure, with up to 5 hours of rafting over more than 45 rapids through World Heritage Rainforest.
The drive to Tully, 87 miles (140 kilometers) south of Cairns, is a scenic journey through cloud-covered coastal mountains, clear rivers and streams, fields of sugar cane and exotic fruits. Rafting in North Queensland has the advantage of departures all year round, tropical water temperatures and ease of access to compliment breath-taking scenery and rapids.
Rapids include the unforgettable "Alarm Clock", "Wet and Moisty", "Stair Case" and the dramatic "Theatre" - all before a riverside BBQ lunch opposite "Ponytail Falls" where time is made to replenish your batteries before the afternoon's remaining rapids.
All you need to bring is lace-up shoes (that WILL get wet), swim suit and towel (you will need to be wearing your swim suit at the time of pick up), a spare change of clothes and don't forget the 15+ sunscreen. You will be provided with safety equipment, including life jacket, helmet and spray jacket.
Rafting on the Tully River
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Departure Point:Cairns and Northern Beaches or Mission Beach accommodation
- 7:00am - Cairns and Northern Beaches
- 8:00am - Mission Beach
- 8:15am - Tully (self-drive option)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Departs from Cairns hotels
Departs from Northern Beaches hotels. Includes Palm Cove, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach & Clifton Beach
Departs from Mission Beach hotels
Make your own way to departure point in Tully
White Water Rafting on the Tully is a lot of fun!
- Rafting at Tully Gorge
- All rafting equipment (except shoes)
- Experienced river guides
- Hotel pickup and drop off (except from Tully)
- BBQ lunch
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Photos (available for purchase)
- Rafting shoes (available to hire)
- The listed price does not include a AUD 30.00 per person On-board levy, payable at the time of tour check-in. The levy is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Children aged 13-18 years require a Parents or Guardians counter signature on waiver form
- Minimum age is 13 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Itinerary:Australian Whitewater Rafting Grading System
Grades do vary when water levels vary. As a generalization grades tend to go higher as water levels increases 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 six 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 size 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
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