Experience the Thrill of Tully River Rafting

Australia’s Best Rafting River

The Tully River, the renowned host of the 2019 World Rafting Championships, promises an adrenaline-packed adventure perfect for thrill-seekers. This full-day eco-adventure spans approximately 12 hours, offering non-stop excitement from start to finish. We have two Tully River itineraries available, offering the same thrilling experience but with different departure times. Keep your day free for this epic rafting journey!

Tully River Rafting

Your Safety is Our Priority

With over 30 years of experience on the Tully River, Raging Thunder is your trusted choice for whitewater rafting in Cairns and Mission Beach. We prioritise safety to ensure you have the best rafting experience. Our team provides convenient transfers to and from Cairns and Mission Beach, or you can choose to self-drive.

Tully white water rafting

Requirements for Participation

To participate in Tully River rafting, you must have competent swimming abilities and understand and follow instructions in English for safety reasons. Participants must be at least 13 years old, and those under 18 must be with a responsible adult or guardian.

Tully river white water rafting

Safety First

For your well-being, participation in rafting is not allowed if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have any medical concerns, our friendly team is here to assist you. Additionally, you can purchase action-packed digital photos of your thrilling day at the end of the tour.

Tully River Rafting

Decades of Experience

Raging Thunder has been offering top-notch whitewater rafting tours from Cairns since 1984. We navigate some of the world’s best rivers through World Heritage-listed rainforests, catering to both beginners and experienced rafters. Our guides are highly trained and passionate about sharing this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you.

Contact us today to book an unforgettable full-day or half-day Cairns white water rafting adventure and get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime!

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What are the best parts of your day?
  • Rafting through World heritage rainforest
  • Grade 3 and 4 rapids
  • Hearty Pub Meal after your tour
And how does your day look?
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Pickups from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Travel to Tully
  • 1:00 pm- 1:45 pm – Meet with the Self Drivers, and enjoy a short break at Tully to grab a quick lunch (own cost).
  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Travel to Tully River and get fitted with Safety Gear
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – After a quick Safety Brief, it’s time to hit the River!
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Enjoy your Rafting along the Tully River
  • 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Arrive at take-out point. Pack up the raft and change into dry clothes.
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm – Travel back to Feluga Hotel for a hearty pub meal (included).
  • 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm – Travel back to your Cairns or Northern Beaches Accommodation.
So what is Included?
  • Return transfers
  • Rafting through grades 3 and 4 rapids
  • All tuition as well as safety equipment
  • Hearty country style dinner
So what is not Included?

There is a $30 per person Rafting Levy that is payable on the day of travel.


  • Snacks and Drinks at Feluga Hotel before your Tour
  • Shoe Hire – $5
  • Photo Packages – $55
And what will I need to bring?
  • Wear a swimming costume under your clothes
  • You must wear shoes – reef sandals, sneakers or anything with an ankle strap is also suitable.
  • Bring a towel as well as a spare change of clothes
  • Leave all of your jewellery at your accommodation
But how will I get there?

Hotel pickups are included from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation.

There is a $30 per person Rafting Levy that is payable on the day of travel.

Please note that a competent swimming ability and ability to understand English is a requirement for this tour. This is for your safety.

English speaking and comprehension will be assessed by River Guides at the time of pick-up. With this in mind, if there are concerns about your ability to understand instructions and communicate with our River Guides, you will not be able to participate in the tour. In this case, a refund will not be provided.

Rafting is not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant.

Tour Features

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Tully River Rafting (10am-10pm) - ex Mission Beach

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