Raging Thunder 1 Day Tully River Rafting

5.0 (8 Reviews)

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Depart Cairns (Self Drive)
Depart Mission Beach (Transfers Included)
Depart Cairns (Transfers Included)
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Safety Gear Included

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Experienced Guides

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Exciting River Rafting

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Natural Beauty Of QLD

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Explore The Wilderness

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Return Transfers From Cairns

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Beautiful Tully River

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Lunch Or Dinner Included


Have the adventure of a lifetime on this day trip from Cairns! Head out to the stunning Tully River, surrounded by thriving rainforest and wildlife. Learn the ropes from your experienced guides, gear up with high-quality equipment, and take to the water!

River rafting on the Tully River gives you that perfect hit of adrenaline, yet it’s still suitable for travelers with no prior experience. You’ll have a blast rafting down these grade 3 and 4 river rapids with your local guide. Ride through the rapids, let loose, and have fun!

  • Experience a thrill while rafting on the Tully River near Cairns
  • Highly trained local guides will ensure you stay safe and happy
  • Spend the day immersed in the lush nature of Tropical North Queensland
  • No prior rafting experience necessary

Your Sample Itinerary


Pick Up From Cairns

Get picked up from your hostel or hotel in the Cairns CBD and get ready for an epic day! Mission Beach pick ups are also an option, or you can drive yourself for a reduced price. Choose between the Tully Classic itinerary, which departs Cairns at 6am and returns at 6pm, or the Tully Rafting itinerary, which departs Cairns at 10am and returns at 10pm.

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Get Ready To Ride

Once you arrive at the powerful and beautiful Tully River, get fitted with all your gear! Helmets and lifejackets and provided, and you can rent shoes for $5. If you don’t want to rent shoes, make sure you wear secure footwear that won’t get lost on the river! Meet your friendly and experienced local guides, learn the instructions and safety measures, then hop into your rafts and get ready to ride!

Tully River Rafting

Tully River Rafting

Spend the next few hours adventuring through the rainforest on this exciting Tully River rafting adventure! The river rapids are a combination of grade 3 and 4, so you’ll get to enjoy a challenge and feel your heart pumping but you won’t be in any danger. Your guides will ensure you stay safe the whole time! Bask in the gorgeous natural beauty and have a blast on this fun outdoor activity.

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Lunch Or Dinner Included

Don’t worry, you won’t go hungry on your big day of river rafting. Either lunch or dinner is included in your tour, depending on which itinerary option you choose. The Tully Classic itinerary includes lunch, and the Tully Rafting itinerary includes dinner. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and photos of your experience if you wish. After an adrenaline-filled day, you’ll be transferred back to Cairns (unless you opted to drive yourself).

What's Included?

  • Transfers to and from Cairns city hostels and hotels
  • Rafts, life jackets, helmets
  • Safety briefings and instructions with an experienced guide
  • Lunch or dinner

What's Extra?

  • Any souvenirs or photos/videos you wish to purchase
  • Shoes available for hire
  • Advertised pricing includes $30 levy to be paid on arrival

Important Information

  • The minimum age for this tour is 13
  • Anyone under 18 must travel with a parent or guardian
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • If you have a medical condition or you are unsure if you can physically participate in this activity, please consult your medical practitioner
  • Prior to rafting you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waver

Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Cancellations Policy before booking. 

Customer Reviews

Mikey Glover

Aug, 17 2022

Mad day out, bloody loved it!

Oscar Brook

Aug, 11 2022

A really fun day out on the river. The rapids are so fun.

Marcia Beer

Jul, 10 2022

What a thrill!! I wasn't sure about this at first but I am so glad I did it! Legitimately one of the most fun things I've done in Australia!

Lucy Anwen

Jul, 01 2022

Really fun even if I thought I was going to fall out a couple of times haha

Lindsay Crossley

Jun, 08 2022

This was such an exciting way to spend the day! I had so much fun but I am feeling a little bruised and absolutely knackered now!

Chi Young-Il

Jun, 01 2022

I have a very very good time. Lots of fun. Korean speaking worker was very good! Scary and fun.

Aiden Felan

May, 04 2022

I had a great time out on the raft. Won't lie it scared me to death but it was properly great. I'm going to have to drag some mates onto this.

Paul Garrett

Apr, 29 2022

Trying to tick of the trio of bungy, skydive and rafting. One down two to go. Loved it, so fun. Not quite as scary as I expected but so worth doing.

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