Tully River Rafting

Take part in a Full Day of Tully River Rafting for an action-packed experience! Raft through the beautiful Tully Gorge, surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. Overcome grade 3 and 4 rapids for a truly thrilling experience!

The Mighty Tully

After WWII, North Queensland needed access to more electricity. With this in mind, the Tully River was the perfect place for hydroelectric power. The Koombooloomba Dam construction began in the 1950s. Along with two independent hydroelectric generating units. With water releases scheduled from the dam, as a result rapids are always there. This means you can go White Water Rafting all year round!

Multiple groups of rafts in a calm section of the river with rainforest lining either side of the banks
Catch your breath between rapids and enjoy the Scenery

This rainforest river cuts through the canyon, and its churning waters rush over and around massive granite rocks. So in between rapids, make sure you take in the towering trees, climbing palms, and dense rainforest that has dominated this area for a thousand years. You will also get the chance for a rock climb, and boulder leap into the river.


The Tully River is famous for being one of the top ten rivers for White Water Rafting. For this reason, the Tully River got to host the 2019 World Rafting Championships. With over 45 rapids roaring down through the gorgeous rainforest gorge. This world-class river is certainly the best place to go Rafting! The Tully River offers grade 4-5 rapids, so you will certainly be in for a thrilling ride! By all means, this rafting tour definitely checks all the boxes for those looking for the ultimate Australian rafting adventure.

Being a seasonal tour, check out the alternative Tully River Rafting tour here.


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.


Optional Extras

  • Snacks and Drinks at Feluga Hotel before your Tour
  • Shoe Hire – $5
  • Photo Packages – $55

What to bring

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

How to get there

But how will I get there?

Hotel pickups are included from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation.

Important Information

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.

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