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Raging Thunder – Tully White Water Rafting

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Raging Thunder – Tully White Water Rafting

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Duration: 1 Day

Location: Tully (2hrs from Cairns)

Time: 6:30am depart from Cairns/ 6pm return to Cairns

Meet Location: Pick up locations - Cairns or Mission Beach

Vibe: Adrenaline, heart pumping, adventure

Fees on arrival: $30 levy

From $199

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Did someone say adrenaline? These guys from raging thunder have an incredible full day experience where you will be navigating the whitewater rapids of the mighty Tully River whilst going through a World Heritage Rainforest – that’s definitely one way to see it! If you’ve always wanted to give white water rafting a go then this full day trip is for you, no experience is necessary and the highly trained river guide will teach you the correct techniques throughout the day, you’ll be professional in no time!


These guys know what they are doing and we promise you’re in safe hands with the Raging Thunder Adventures crew, travelling Australia is all about stepping outside your comfort zone and pushing personal boundaries that you’ll remember forever.

This is an experience like no other and you’ll experience 5 hours of rafting time in an epic location! The Tully River is regarded as Australia’s premier rafting location, with grade 3-4 level rapids plunging through World Heritage Rainforest. Navigate through the rainforest, the river and the Tully Gorge, your legendary guide will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.

Rafting is hungry work, but don’t worry, the Raging Thunder team gotcha back, you’ll break half-way through and enjoy a delicious BBQ by the river at midday to keep up your energy!

Want proof that you did it? Don’t worry about taking a GoPro {trust us, you won’t be able to hold on to it!} photos will be taken throughout the day! Get ultimate bragging rights on your Facebook or a way to terrify your mum and purchase photos of your crazy experience for an additional cost, you’ll love how adventurous you look whilst navigating the white water rapids! (and we alll love a new epic travelling insta pic right?)


Day 1 : Full Day Tully River White Water RaftingApproximate Pickup Times Northern Beaches 06:00 Cairns 06:20 Mission Beach 07:40 Tully 08:30 Pickup from accommodation Check in to El Arish Tavern

08:30 – 09:00 Comfort stop at El Arish Tavern | Last chance to change into your rafting gear 09:00 – 09:30Travel to the top of Tully River Gorge

09:30 – 12:00 You will be teamed up with a river guide for the day, who will explain safety & paddling instructions before you take-off into the Tully River for the first half of your white water rafting adventure.

12:00 – 12:30 Stop for a brief rest break and barbecue lunch beside the river.

12:30 – 14:30 Launch back into the river and raft the lower section of Tully Gorge.

14:30– 14:45 Arrive at the “take out” point and change into dry clothes before boarding the bus. 14:45 – 15:15Transfer back to El Arish Tavern, where you will have the opportunity to purchase drinks and photos.

16:00 Depart El Arish for return to your accommodation Approximate Return Times: Northern Beaches 18:30 Cairns 18:00 Mission Beach 17:00 Tully 16:30


– Return bus transfers from your accommodation- Up to 5 hours White Water Rafting- BBQ lunch beside the river

What to bring:

Swimming costume (you will get wet) Secure footwear – Lace up shoes or sandals that won’t fall off (or money to hire these) Sunscreen, Money for souvenirs & your Rafting Levy, Towel & dry clothes

Important stuff:

Not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant. Minimum age 13 years.

For your safety you will not be permitted to raft if they detect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no refund will apply.



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