Tully River Rafting

READY FOR ADVENTURERAFTING ON THE TULLY

FULL DAY TOUR

Australia’s Best Rafting River. Home to the 2019 World Rafting Championships, the Tully offers plenty of thrills and adrenaline pumping action. Allow around 12 hours for this full day eco adventure. We’ve got two Tully River itineraries, check them out below, which are exactly the same except for departure times. The Tully River is a Hydro River and we’re informed on water release, which determines when we run. Confirmation of your day tour timing is provided 24-hours prior to travel, so make sure you set the whole day aside for this epic rafting adventure. Non stop action from the put in point to the take out!

Tully Classic Itinerary

Rafting Season (subject to change, based on water levels)

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The White Water Adventure Of A Lifetime. Conquer grade 3 & 4 rapids on a wild ride through a spectacular gorge surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. No experience necessary, our River Guides have got you covered. It’s a full day out 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. If self-driving, the meeting point is Feluga…download PDF itinerary.

  • 06.00 - 08.30
    Pick up from accommodation and enjoy the scenic drive to Tully via Feluga.
  • 08.30 - 09.00
    Comfort stop and time to grab a quick breakfast at the iconic Feluga Hotel.
  • 09.00 – 09.45
    Travel to the top of the Tully River Gorge and get fitted with rafting gear.
  • 10.00 – 12.00
    Meet your River Guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instructions before it’s time to hit the water!
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    Stop for a quick break to recharge the batteries and enjoy a riverside picnic lunch.
  • 12.30 - 14.30
    It’s back to the churning white water to tackle more epic rapids on the lower section of the river.
  • 14.30 – 14.45
    Arrive at the take-out point and change into dry clothes.
  • 14.45 – 16.00
    Transfer to the Feluga Hotel where you can enjoy a cold beverage or hot snack (own cost) with your Guide & crew surrounded by a living history of RT & Tully Rafting memorabilia.
  • 16.00 – 18.00
    Sit back and relax as we transfer you back to your accommodation.
  • Cairns ~ From 6am - 6pm
  • Mission Beach ~ From 7.45am - 5pm
  • Feluga~ From 8.45am - 4pm

Tully Rafting Itinerary

Rafting Season (subject to change, based on water levels)

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Same Hard Core Rafting Adventure – Just Different Time. Why? The Tully River is an integral part of clean, green energy production, thanks to the operations of the 88 MW Kareeya Hydro. They vary the water release time pending capacity, production and volume which means we vary our Tully rafting itinerary in line with them. This ensures you’ll have the very best possible rafting experience. This itinerary includes a hearty pub dinner. If self-driving, the meeting point is the Feluga Hotel… download PDF itinerary.

  • 10.00 – 11.00
    Pick-ups from Cairns accommodation.
  • 11.00 - 13.00
    Depart for the scenic drive to Tully.
  • 13.00 - 13.45
    Rendezvous with other (self-drive) rafters at the Feluga Hotel, before we stop in Tully to grab a quick bite of lunch (optional, own cost).
  • 13.45 - 14.30
    Travel to the top of the Tully River Gorge and get fitted with rafting gear.
  • 14.30 - 15.00
    Meet your River Guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instructions before it’s time to hit the water!
  • 15.00 - 18.00
    Raft the world-renowned Tully River conquering awesome grade 3 & 4 rapids!
  • 18.00 - 19.15
    Arrive at the take-out point and change into dry clothes before the short journey to the Feluga Hotel, a traditional Queensland country pub and the Tully home of Raging Thunder.
  • 19.15 - 20.15
    Indulge in a hearty pub dinner with your guide and crew, view photos of your trip and compare river stories surrounded by a living history of epic rafting on the Tully River!
  • 20.15 - 22.00
    Kick back and relax as we transfer you back to your accommodation.
  • Cairns~ From 10am - 10pm
  • Mission Beach~ From 11.45am - 9.15pm
  • Feluga~ From 12.45pm - 8.15pm

Tully River RaftingRates and Information

Please note that you MUST HAVE a competent swimming ability and good understanding of English, to participate in Tully River rafting. Rafting is not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant.

Dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking. All times and activities in this itinerary are intended as a guide only and are approximate and subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. weather/water). The minimum age to participate is 13 years, those under 18 years must travel with a responsible guardian or adult. For your safety you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and in these instances, no refund will apply. If you have any medical conditions you are worried about, please talk to our friendly team. Action digital photos of the day will be available to buy, at the end of the tour, please see link below.

Rates and Dates

Days Check Availability
Price (ex Cairns) $229 per person + $30 levy = $259
Price (ex Mission Beach) $205 per person + $30 levy = $235
Price (ex Tully) (Self Drive) $195 per person + $30 levy = $225
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Additional Information

Minimum Age 13 years
Includes Return transfers, all training & equipment & 1 meal
What To Bring Swimwear, towel, change of dry clothes, secure footwear such as sandshoes or adventure sandals (no thongs), waterproof sunscreen, cap to wear under helmet (optional). Hire shoes available for $5 if you don’t want your shoes getting wet. Thermal tops and dry tops available for $5 for hire each. Also bring your voucher and money for additional refreshments and purchase of any digital photos you may like as an awesome reminder of your epic adventure. Please leave jewellery and valuables at your accommodation.

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