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White water rafting in Cairns, the perfect solution if you’re interested in fun and adventure in a beautiful climate and part of the world.

The Tully River Day Rafting Tour with Raging Thunder is a great place to start if you’re into adventure or have rafted previously. You will meet your tour guide at your accommodation in Cairns or Mission Beach, or you can meet up with the group in Tully. Once you’ve joined, you will be given training, safety gear including helmet and life jacket before you begin your thrilling mission down the Tully River. Half way down the river, you’ll have a BBQ lunch before tackling the second half of the river. Although this river has grade 3 and 4 rapids, no experience is necessary, as your professional guides will provide in-depth instructions. A great day out and one of the top rated adventure activities to do in Cairns.

Everything Australia also offers a number of unique Cairns rafting tours, in combination with other adventure activities, such as skydiving and bungy jumping. For instance, you can sign up for the Bungy & Tully Raft Combo, where you’ll start the day by completing the AJ Hackett Cairns 50m high bungy jump, followed by white water rafting down the Tully River. Combining the two heart-racing activities will save you money and make for an action-packed day!

Cairns activities and tours are famous the world over. This area is known as the Adventure Capital of the Australia. Book your Cairns day trip now.

Do Cairns white water rafting tours operate all year round?

Yes you can raft all year round in Cairns, the climate is perfect for rafting and the weather is warm even in the middle of winter (June-August). Shorts and t-shirts are the order of the day 365 days a year and white water rafting is great way to cool off in Cairns.

Where can we go white water rafting in Cairns?

There are two options for rafting in Cairns. The Barron River rafting is a half day experience featuring grade 2 and 3 rapids. This trip is perfect for people that have not rafted before or are more interested in a fun day out than tackling big rapids. The Tully River rafting is a full day more technical rafting experience where you will raft through grad 3 and 4 rapids and there is a high chance of the raft flipping and lots of time in and out of the raft.

Who is the best Cairns white water rafting company to go with?

A question we often get asked. We recommend rafting with Raging Thunder as they offer options on two different rivers and we have personally been out on these rafting tours and also list a number of their other tours such as Hot Air Ballooning. We’ve had a long term relationship with this company and feel very confident recommending them.

What is the main difference between the Cairns Barron river rafting and Cairns Tully river rafting?

The main difference between these river rafting options is the length of time on the water and the size of the rapids. The Barron river will have you on the water for approximately 2 hours, compared to the Tully which will include approximately 4 hours. Rivers are graded by a system starting at 1 and going through to 6. Level 1 is slow moving water, level 6 is un-raftable for rafts. The Barron river operates at levels of 2-3, where as the Tully River operates at levels of 3-4.

What are the best Cairns adventure activities?

White water rafting, AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Skydiving are some of the most popular and all operated by award winning tourism operators.

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