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Tully White Water Rafting

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Grade 3-4 World Championship River

Why we Love White Water Rafting the Tully River!

White Water Rafting the Tully River is Australia’s most famous rafting adventure and a true highlight of Far North Queensland and the location for the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships.

Be prepared for an action packed experience filled with fun, thrills and spills on a day you need never forget!

Navigating the grade 3-4 rapids is within the Tully Gorge surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage rainforest. Marvel at your surroundings but don’t relax too much!

Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide who teaches you the correct techniques during the day and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.

Your day will include the following highlights;

  • Grade 3-4 Rapids
  • upto 5 Hours of Rafting
  • Raft through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Over 45 Rapids
  • Riverside Rainforest BBQ Lunch

Departs/Returns:
  • Pick-ups: 6:00am Cairns / 8:00am Mission Beach
  • Returns (approx.): 4:30pm Cairns / 3:00pm Mission Beach
What is Included:
  • Raft Grade 3-4 Rapids
  • Over 45 Rapids to Navigate
  • Up to 5 hours on the Tully River
  • Highly Trained Tully White Water Rafting River Guide
  • Delicious BBQ lunch
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • Safety equipment including life jacket and helmet
  • Digital photos available for Purchase
  • GoPro helmet mounted video cameras available for Hire

What to Bring:
  • Secure footwear (or available to hire)
  • Beach wear (board shorts and swimmers)
  • Dry clothes, towel
  • A GoPro style camera can be taken with helmet or chest mounts
  • Hat and Sunglasses with secure strap.
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen (do not apply to legs for rafting)
  • Daily medication
Rafting itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical trip)

*Mission Beach pick-ups commence at 8:00am

  • 0600 – 0700 – Pick up from Cairns accommodation and travel on a scenic journey towards Tully.
  • 0815 – 0835 – Comfort stop and opportunity to grab a quick bite & rendezvous with fellow rafters.
  • 0835 – 0945 – Transfer to start point on river.
  • 0945 – 1200 – White Water Raft the first half of the Tully gorge.
  • 1200 – 1230 – Stop for a Delicious BBQ lunch.
  • 1230 – 1430 – Raft the lower gorge to finish point.
  • 1430 – 1645 – Change into dry clothes and board the bus where you can view photos of your adventure on the way back to your accommodation.
  • 1700 – 1730 – Return to accommodation.
Important Information:
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)

River Safety:
  • Raging Thunder has over 30 years experience on the Tully River and a 100% commitment to white water rafting safety.

  • Raging Thunder medical questionnaires are designed to keep rafting as safe as possible for people from all nationalities and walks of life, while still allowing everyone to experience the thrill of rafting.

  • Minimum age: 13 years, under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent

  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant

  • No experience required – Full tuition given


Additional Options:
  • Photos of the day
  • GoPro helmet mounted video cameras
  • River Shoes / Water Shoes for hire

Cancellations / Rescheduling / Refund Policy:
  • If you cancel or reschedule at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Ecotourism

Tourism in a natural area that focuses on optimal resources use, leaves minimal impact on the environment and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with operators that use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

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How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.


☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.

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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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