River Tubing Cairns fun things to do in Cairns

Enjoy a half-day of river tubing on the scenic Mulgrave River and let loose in Mother Nature’s amusement park on this River Tubing tour from Cairns. This tour is a great way to spend a day on the river, combining gentle floating, mild rapids, and stunning natural surroundings.

Queensland’s Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere are home to Australia’s greatest rainfall region. And the Mulgrave River is a key component of the catchment system for these mountains. The lush tropical greenery and the year-round flow of this freshwater river provide a picturesque setting on your rainforest River Tubing adventure from Cairns.

Guest tubing through a long stretch of rapids
Enjoy the thrilling Rapids.

The modest, exciting rapids in Cairns river are perfect for first-timers and seasoned River Tubers alike, especially as you’ll float over them in high-quality, professionally-made twin-chamber tubes.

This trip is perfect for you if you’ve never been river tubing before. It’s an exciting hands-on experience that secures water recreation in a stunning setting. This a fantastic opportunity to get outside and discover a natural rainforest river theme park that is Tropical North Queensland.

The guides are certified by the International Rafting Federation, a worldwide organization setting the standard in the rafting industry. Regular ongoing River Rescue and First Aid training ensure our River Tubing guides maintain high safety standards on every tour. So you will certainly be in safe hands!


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But what is included?

2 hours of River Tubing
Float on professional high quality twin chamber tubes
Morning Tea
Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches

Safety – Minimum of two guides on the water. Foaming Fury guides are certified with the International Rafting Federation which is a world wide organisation setting the standard in the rafting industry. Regular ongoing river rescue and First Aid training ensure that our guides maintain high safety standards on every tour.

So what will I need to bring?
  • Swimming Costume (under your clothes)
  • Towel
  • A spare change of clothes
  • Cash or credit card for the Pay on board levy of $30 per person
So what are the best parts about River Tubing?
  • River Tubing
  • Mulgrave River
  • Behana Gorge (Seasonal)
And how does the day look?
  • 7:30 am – Pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • 8:00 am – Depart Cairns and head to the River
  • Arrive at the River, and put on your safety equipment!
  • Join in on the quick safety demonstration before making your way to the riverbank
  • Enjoy 2 hours of Tubing on the River
  • Arrive at the take-out point.
  • Time to get dry and have a quick snack!
  • 11:30 am – Depart the River for the journey back to the city
  • 12:00 pm – Arrive back at your Cairns Accommodation

This is a sample itinerary based on the morning departure. Later departures are available although subject to availability

And what is not included?
  • Shoe hire – $5.00
  • Waterproof spray jackets – $5.00
  • Pay on Board levy of $30 per person
But how will I get there?

Courtesy transfers are included from Cairns City Accommodation.

The minimum age for this tour is 5 years of age.

Please ensure you remove all jewellery prior to the tour.

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons, e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.

Finally, please note there is a mandatory $15.00 per person River Tubing levy, which is payable on the day of travel.


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