Whitewater Rafting on Tully River

For non-stop adrenaline-fuelled adventure look no further than an exciting day Whitewater rafting on the Tully River. Located in a beautiful World Heritage rainforest in the North of Queensland the River Tully boasts exhilarating grade 3/4 rapids in the exquisite Tully Gorge National Park. Just 45 minutes from Mission Beach and two hours from Cairns and its northern beaches this fantastic day on the rapids is just a coach ride away.

Named after William Alcock Tully, who was the Surveyor General of Queensland from 1875-1889, Whitewater rafting on the Tully River really is an exhilarating experience. Upon arriving you will receive an expert safety briefing and a quick tutorial to keep you safe in the raft and you will be taught basic paddle stokes – everything that is needed to enjoy this action-packed adventure – so no experience is necessary!

Five hours of rafting adventures makes this well-worth the money. Between the excitement and entertainment of the grade 3/4 rapids enjoy the awe-inspiring journey along the river where you raft in the shadow of magnificent mountains, rambling sugar cane fields and exotic orchards. Also enjoy a dip in the pristine water, when the guide says when it is safe to do so! With this in mind, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and wear waterproof sunscreen! However, between these quiet scenic slots the excitement builds to tackle mind-blowing rapids such as ‘Alarm Clock,’ ‘Wet and Moisty,’ ‘Staircase’ and ‘Theatre’ which will leave you desperate for more!

My adventure along the Tully River was shared with an Australian family from Melbourne who personified the Ozzy adventurous spirit. Fearlessly they rode the rapids and when confronted with the possibility of falling out the raft at the ‘Staircase’ Dan, who was fearless, decided he was going to throw himself in any way! And guess what? He decided to pull me in with him! Just when I thought I was going to survive the demonic ‘Staircase!’ Watching the boat continue to hurtle down the river I frantically swam before thankfully being pulled back into the boat! It was a fun, exciting and completely unforgettable and definitely should be on the bucket list of activities for any self-respecting adventurer!

Teaching resources available for primary teachers:

whitewater rafting word search
Whitewater Rafting Word Search
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Whitewater Rafting Explanation Text (Leaflet)

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