White Water Rafting, Tully River North Queensland

White Water Rafting down the Tully River is Australia’s most famous White Water Rafting full-day adventure.

No experience is necessary. This tour is available from Cairns or Mission Beach or Tully

The Tully River winds through world heritage ancient rainforest

A full day full of action-packed experience, it is filled with fun, thrills, and spills.

Your adrenaline will be pumping on this extreme five-hour White water rafting adventure rafting down Grade 3 and 4 rapids with an unforgettable backdrop.

Click Here for out half-day white water rafting tour package.



  • Rafting through World heritage rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Riverside BBQ Lunch


  • 06:10 – Pickups from Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 06:30 – Pick ups from Cairns accommodation commence
  • 07:00 – Depart Cairns
  • 07:30 – Pickups from Mission Beach accommodation
  • 08:00 – Depart Mission Beach
  • 08:30 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe for morning tea and coffee
  • 09:00 – Depart Rafters Cafe & Bar
  • 09:45 – Arrive at the Tully River for a safety demonstration and to be supplied with safety equipment
  • 10:00 – Commence rafting. Brave the first few rapids,
  • 12:15 – Arrive Ponytail Falls for  BBQ lunch
  • 12:45 – Commence afternoon rafting
  • 15:00 – Arrive at take-out point. Pack up the raft and change into dry clothes
  • 15:45 – Arrive at Rafters Cafe & Bar.
  • 17:00 – Return to Mission Beach accommodation
  • 18:30 – Return to Cairns accommodation (approx.)
  • 19:15 – Return to Northern Beaches accommodation


BBQ lunch also vegetarian options are available

Grade 3 and 4 rapids through magnificent ancient rainforest

What to bring

  • Your ticket
  • You will need to sign an adventure waiver form
  • A cap or sun visor to wear under your safety helmet (e.g. baseball hat)
  • Water-resistant 15 + sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • towel. (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up)
  • Secured footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost)
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs
  • Change of clothes
  • We strongly recommend you bring an extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day
  • Rafting Levy to be paid onboard

How to get there

  • Return shuttle service is provided from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation

Important Information

  • Minimum age: 13 years,
  • Under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone pregnant


52 Fearnley StreetCairns, 4870
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