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Barron River Rafting

White Water Rafting is one of the most popular adventure activities in Cairns. Not only does it provide adrenalin pumping action, but where better to get your thrills & spills than amongst pristine World Heritage Rainforest. This unforgettable backdrop is well worth the experience in itself! 

There are two main rafting rivers in Cairns - The Tully and the Barron River. The Tully River is a full day trip with rapid grades ranging from 1 - 4. The Barron River is a half day trip more suited to beginners, those who are a little less confident in the water, families, or those short of time. 

We have the best climate, weather, and with the Barron and Tully both being Hydro release rivers, water levels are guaranteed year round. 

Tully Rafting Update
There is only one Tully River Rafting Option in 2020. This is a half day self-drive option. Choose between morning and afternoon. You will spend 2 hours rating on the Tully River in 2 man Sports Rafts. More info here.Tully River Sports Rafting

News By White Water Rafting Cairns

Tully River Sportsraft transfer options over Christmas 2021

Wildside Adventures from Cairns

By White Water Rafting Cairns

18 Dec 2021

Cairns CBD Accommodation Transfers are available during the 2021 Christmas holidays.

This is for the full day option. 

Departs Cairns 6am and returns to Cairns at 6pm

White Water Rafting Cairns Reviews


Donna Michelle Sampso

Our family including 2 teens had a fabulous day on the Tully. Our guide James made sure we had an exciting and fun experience. The lunch was great and we had loads of fun and plenty of screaming. Cheers Donna Sampson


Jayne Whitehouse

Well organised and a great confident crew. I was a little nervous and Mauricio put me at ease. Great rapids, I did the Xtream as my friends made me. If you like water and going in this is right up your street, cliff jumps, rapid swimming and safe, forced tip overs. Good fun. Crew are well enthusiastic and make the day special. I was picked up from Mission beach and they dropped me off to my next destination - Palm Cove. After a long day this was priceless. They do pick ups and drops offs in various places again this is well organised


White Water Rafting Cairns

Tully River Rafting Departs Daily. The Tully Gorge is 2.5 hours from Cairns and 1 hour from Mission Beach Cairns 6.30am | Returns 6.00pm Mission Beach Base located at 39 Porters Promenade, Mission Beach 8.30am departure | Returns 5.00pm Tully Gum Boot 9.10am | Returns 5.00pm Self Drive to Mission Beach: Please meet at the Raging Thunder Mission Beach Hub- 39 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach at 08:30 AM. Buses return to the same location after the tour between 3.30-4PM. Driving from Port Douglas: When booking choose the "Adventure House" Pickup point at 6.40am. This is where you can park your car for the day and join the tour. ​Adventure House: 52-54 Fearnley St, Portsmith QLD 4870

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