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Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch

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  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove area
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3537CNS
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Cairns and Northern Beaches or Mission Beach accommodation
Feluga Hotel
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

12 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Departure from Cairns
Code: DCAI

Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch. Departs from Cairns hotels at 7am

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Departure from North Beaches
Code: DNB

Tully River White Water Rafting from Cairns with BBQ Lunch Departs from Northern Beaches hotels. Includes Palm Cove, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach & Clifton Beach at 7am

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Departure from Mission Beach
Code: DMB

Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch. Departs from Mission Beach hotels at 8am

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Self Drive - Tully
Code: DTL

Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch. Departs from Feluga Hotel at 8:30am

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Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch

Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch

  • Rafting at Tully Gorge
  • All rafting equipment (except shoes)
  • Experienced river guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (except from Tully)
  • BBQ lunch
  • 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.
Additional Information:
  • 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
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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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Brian P, July 2015

Fantastic day!! Great guide to take us down the Tully ! Thanks Paul! Very professional and operated as a team with everyone. Always took care of the customers!! I would come back and do it again for sure!

Reviewed by: Katie W, July 2015

Wow! Fab day, one of the best things we've ever done. Brilliant guide who made the day so much fun, a real adrenaline rush - my fiance is now trying to find somewhere in the UK to do it for his stag do as he loved it so much! Only downside is the photos are expensive, but all around great day out!

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Tour code: 3537CNS