Cairns Rafting Tours

White Water Rafting Tours from Cairns
White Water Rafting Tours from CairnsTully River RaftingBarron River RaftingMulgrave River Tubing
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White Water Rafting Tours From Cairns

Raging Thunder white water rafting

Experience the thrills and excitement on a white water rafting tour from Cairns. Rafting is one of the most popular adventure activities in North Queensland. Cairns Rafting Tours offer an exciting and fun way to discover the pristine rainforest, magnificent gorges and breath-taking scenery.

Departures are year round with your choice of half, full and multi day rafting adventures from Cairns. Tailored to suit the young, the adventurous, the active and the old, you can select a rafting adventure to suit your level of fitness and excitement; whether its thrills and spills you're after or a gentle float along the river, you can be assured that no matter what trip you choose you will be accompanied by qualified guides in full safety.

Rafting Tours from Cairns

  • Raging Thunder Barron River Rafting | 2pm - 5pm
  • Foaming Fury Barron River Rafting | 2pm - 5pm
  • Raging Thunder Tully River Rafting | 6am - 6pm or 10am - 10 pm
  • Wildside Tully River Sports Rafting | 9am -12noon or 12noon to 3pm
  • Mulgrave River Tubing | 7am - 12noon or 2pm - 6pm

Tully River Rafting

Tully River Rafting from Cairns

Join the thousands of people every year who raft the Tully River in this extreme five hour white water adventure.

The Tully River is located about 140 kilometres south of Cairns, which is approximately a 2 hour scenic drive through cloud-covered coastal mountains, clear rivers and fields of sugar cane. The river cuts a path through World Heritage-listed pristine rainforest, steep-walled gorges, and waterfalls.

Tully River Rafting is a lot of fun with 27 rapids to negotiate on this grade 4 river, the professional crew will make sure you are safe and have a great time.

Lunch is a delicious BBQ on the banks of the river surrounded by spectaucular scenery. If you are lucky you may catch sightings of water dragons and exotic birdlife. Water levels of the Tully are guaranteed all year round, no prior experience is necessary, but paddlers should be ready for a more active and exhilarating day of rafting.

Tully River Rafting Times & Seasons
Tully river rafting times may change depending on the water release.

Full Day 6am - 6pm
Tully River Rafting 6am - 6pm is a full day experience with departures from Cairns, Mission Beach and Feluga.
Pick-ups in Cairns from 6am with a 6pm return to Cairns. This itinerary usually runs on the months indicated, but is subject to change.
f self-driving, the meeting point is Feluga Hotel. Lunch is provided on this tour.

  • February to Mid May
  • October to November

Full Day 10am to 10pm
Tully River Rafting 10am - 10pm is a full day experience with departures from Cairns, Mission Beach and Feluga.
Pick-ups in Cairns from 10am with a 10pm return to Cairns. Dinner is provided at the Feluga Hotel.

  • Mid May to September
  • Decemeber to January

Barron River Rafting

Barron River Rafting Cairns

Located just 20 minutes from Cairns CBD, the Barron River is the perfect spot for a half day of white water action. This tour is available year-round, and you don't need any previous rafting experience to enjoy the rapids. The rapids on this tour are graded 2-3, which means that they are suitable for beginners and offer a moderate level of challenge. Minum age is 12 years for the Barron river Rafting tour.

The Barron River is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. You will board the Barron River just downstream of famous Barron Falls, and get to float through some of the world’s oldest rainforest, past numerous waterfalls while enjoying the intimacy of the rugged and dramatic gorge. Surrounded by such a diverse landscape, the Barron River provides plenty of opportunity for unique wildlife sightings,

The Grade 3 Barron River half day tour runs daily from Cairns. Offering guaranteed water levels year round, this trip is great for people with limited time or can be combined with other tours to maximise your day.

If you're new to white water rafting or short on time, the Barron River half day rafting tour is perfect for you! This exciting adventure lasts for two hours and promises to be packed with thrills, spills, and plenty of laughter.

The trip starts 100m south of the Barron Hydro Station, and you'll need to take a short walk over the rocks to reach the rapid section. Then, the real adventure begins!

Foaming Fury vs Raging Thunder Option
You will see 2 options for the Barron River Rafting tour. Foam ing Fury and Raging Thunder. Both tours are run by the same operator and only differ sightly. The Raging Thunder Barron River Rafting costs a little more as it offers Change Rooms, Lockers and snacks at the end of the day.

Barron River Rafting

  • Cairns Accommodation Transfers
  • 2 Hours Rafting
  • Go Pro Helmet mounts available
  • Self Drive option. Meet at Lake Placid at 2.20pm
  • Hotel Pick-ups commence at 1pm
  • Return to Cairns Hotels around 5pm
  • Min age 12 years.
  • Family discounts

Mulgrave River Tubing

Mulgrave River Tubing from Cairns

The Mulgrave River is located approximately 40 minutes south of Cairns. Tubing is very enjoyable, great for those with younger kids who want an adventure experience or for those who want to simply enjoy a relaxed, chilled out experience floating down a river whilst enjoying beautiful scenery. The rapids are gentle and fun. Minimum age is 5 years for this tour. There are a minimum of 2 fully certified and qualified guides on the water with you at all times.


  • 7:45am - 12.00pm
  • 1:45pm - 6.00pm

River Tubing Tour Features

  • Morning and Afternoon Options
  • Half day - approx 2 hours of tubing!
  • Transfers from Cairns
  • Children 5+ years ok