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Rafting - Tully River Full Day - Raging Thunder

Rafting - Tully River Full Day - Raging Thunder

Price from$195


Rapid Grade4

Total Time11hrs

Time Rafting5hrs

Departure Time7am

Rafting - Barron River Half Day- Foaming Fury

Rafting - Barron River Half Day- Foaming Fury

Price from$129


Rapid Grade2

Total Time4hrs

Time Rafting2hrs

Departure Time2pm

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White water rafting in Cairns
For an adrenaline fuelled day that you won’t forget, white water rafting in Cairns is an obvious choice. Flanked by the calmer Barron River and the wild Tully River, Cairns is the perfect place to white water raft. Cairns visitors with an appetite for adventure can take on the raging waters of the Tully River, while Barron River rafting is suitable for first timers or those wanting a more relaxed experience. There is even the Extreme Tully rafting for the real adrenaline junkies wanting a guaranteed wet and wild time. Think of Cairns as the ultimate rafting playground with the Barron rafting for those less confident in the water; Tully rafting for an intermediate rafting experience and the Extreme Tully rafting for the wild ones among us who have little to no intention of buckling up and staying in the comfort of the raft. Whether you can swim or not, don’t miss out on this awesome and unforgettable water experience.

For a thrill seeking Cairns rafting adventure, why not combine your Cairns white water rafting with a bungy or a skydive? Or, if Cairns rafting is enough adrenaline for you, you could pair it with one of our more scenic trips, like a hot air balloon ride or boat trip to the Great Barrier reef. There are some brilliant savings to be had on white water rafting combos ensuring you have the Cairns holiday of a lifetime tailored to your choice of activities. Grab your swimwear and see what the fuss is about!

Do you need to know how to swim to raft in Cairns?
You don’t actually need to know how to swim to raft the calmer Barron river, but please do be sure to let us know when you make your booking so the guides are aware and can watch out for you. With the Tully River, it’s much wilder so being a confident swimmer is a prerequisite and you must also speak a good level of English.

Can you go white water rafting in glasses?
Absolutely, you are able to wear glasses rafting in Cairns. You will just need to purchase waterproof straps that secure your glasses to your face under your helmet. The guides all use these and wear their sunglasses every day. We just wouldn't recommend contact lenses rafting as these are much easier to lose if you do end up in the water.

Do you get wet rafting in Cairns?
We would definitely recommend preparing to get wet, as these rapids are unpredictable so falling out and raft flips are a possibility. However some people finish the trip relatively dry so white water rafting in Cairns doesn’t always mean getting soaked and braving the water.

How many people fit in each raft for white water rafting?
It’s usually between 5 and 7 people per raft with a raft guide for these Cairns rafting trips.

What do I need to bring white water rafting with me?
For a rafting trip in Cairns, we would recommend bringing: your bathing suit/swimmers; a towel; a change of dry clothes; sunscreen, lace up shoes or reef sandals to wear in the raft and money for souvenirs and drinks.


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