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Tully River Sports Rafting

Tully River Sports Rafting

Experience the thrill of Wild White Water rafting in your own Sports Raft on a Full or Half Day tour in Far North Queensland.

Take a paddle on the wildside in your own self-steered Sports Raft. An unforgettable experience of fun, adrenaline and laughter awaits as you navigate through grade 2 and 3 rapids of the stunning Tully River, fringed by the oldest rainforests in the world.

Under the instruction of our expert guides you will emerge as a victorious Wildside ‘White Water Warrior’ with memories to last a life time.

What makes it great?

  • Half-day or Full-day rafting trip on the Tully River
  • Look for wildlife in an ancient rain forest that is part of a World Heritage site
  • Suitable for beginning and experienced rafting participants
  • Includes all rafting gear and instruction

Wildside Tully River Rafting

Wildside Tully River Rafting
  • All equipment hire: raft, helmet, paddle, life jacket.
  • Rapid grades 2,3
  • 6 Kilometres of rafting
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • FREE BEER or soft drink! 
  • Lunch – Fresh salad, roast meat wraps and condiments (Full day tour only)

Getting to the Departure Point
Meet the Wildside team at 8.30am at the Tully Gorge Camping area.
Head to Tully then turn into Dean Road. Dean Road turns into Tully Gorge Road. Keep Driving for around 45 minutes until you reach the Tully Gorge Camping area.
This is the start point for Wildside Rafting.

Tully River Rafting Your Day at a glance

Tully River Rafting Your Day at a glance
  • Self drive & meet at the Tully Gorge camping and day use area.
  • A 45 minute informative  drive from the beach (or Tully) along the beautiful winding Tully Gorge Road into World Heritage National Park and Rainforests to the Tully Gorge Rec park. If you are lucky you may see a Cassowary along the way.
  • Change rooms and toilets are available at the Rec park. Here we unload the rafts, kit you up and talk you through some handy rafting instruction before pairing you up in your rafts. If you are confident and there are enough rafts we’ll even let you go on your own!
  • We enter the Tully river in a beautiful  calm section of the Gorge. Here our expert guides will show you everything you need to know to become a ‘White water warrior.’ When we are all happy….the fun begins….
  • We start off with  our ‘practice rapid’. A nice span of small rapids to let you practice your paddling and  turns and give you a feel for the water, your raft and for things to come. Our guides will be with you every step of the way – showing  you the best way to go and what to look out for. 
  • Rapids get a little bigger and trickier, you’ll watch the water currents, dodge rocks, steer your raft to take the rapids head on, crash through  a wall of foaming water, and emerge drenched but euphoric  at the feeling of the conquest, and eager for more. With each rapid comes more confidence, more control and more excitement.

What to bring:

What to bring:
  • Change of clothes (wet set/dry set)
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Towel
  • Baseball cap to fit under your helmet
  • Sunscreen (don’t apply to forehead and back of legs)
  • Water proof Camera
  • Enclosed footwear or sandals
  • Waiver of liability to be signed before participation
  • Your Go pro (we have mounts on some helmets so make sure you have the correct attachment for your go pro) 

Travelling with children:

Minimum age is 6 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets

Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Tully River Sports Rafting from Mission Beach or Self Drive Cairns. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

About Wildside Adventures:

Wildside Adventures is a white water rafting and adventure tourism company located in Mission Beach, near Cairns in Australia. The Cairns Region has some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Wildside Adventures ensures to give you a thrill to remember, offering exhilarating rides through the great rapids of the Tully river on its special 2 person sports rafts. At Wildside Adventures, we have a friendly, professional and funny staff to make your trip even more worthwhile. Book a trip with us today.

Wildside Adventures Tully River Sports Rafting Reviews


Angela van Wyk

Just returned from a fantastic afternoon on the Tully River. From the moment Stu picked us up, to the time we were dropped off, we were well looked after. Stu and John explained everything we needed to know to safely paddle down the river and were really patient with my 'bad' paddling. Thanks for a great afternoon that was enjoyed by the whole family.


Belinda Turner

We were collected from our cottage stay in Mission Beach and took the journey up to the most amazing, pristine rainforest and river expedition. Al and Jay were an absolute hoot and their expertise made for a gorgeous day on the river. We had great fun in the rapids with the experienced and informative guides! Our day ended with a perfect dinner and a proposal on the beach! Mission beach is etched in our hearts forever! Get out and experience the magic of North QLD!


Wildside Adventures Tully River Sports Rafting

Getting to the Departure Point Head to Tully then turn into Dean Road. Dean Road turns into Tully Gorge Road. Keep Driving for around 45 minutes until you reach the Tully Gorge Camping area. This is the start point for Wildside Rafting.

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