Sports White Water Rafting

Mission Beach

9:00am or 12:00am


The Deal

Take a paddle on the wildside in your own Sports Raft. An unforgettable experience of fun, adrenalin and laughter as you navigate through grade 2 and 3 rapids of the stunning Tully River, fringed by the oldest rainforests in the world. From Cairns, you drive for about 2 and a half hours to the Tully river which offers spectacular white water rafting opportunities.  You’ll spend an entire day on the water, completely immersed in wilderness. our Tully water rafting tours are open to paddlers of all levels – even beginners. Wherever you’re at, we’ll take you to a section of the river that’s fun, safe and appropriate for your skill set. Your Tully River rafting Cairns experience includes your very own white water sports raft. Made of premium quality materials and built to last, these vessels are ideal for paddlers of all skill levels. What’s more, they keep every adventurer well protected. In addition, we equip you with a safety helmet, life jacket and easy-to-use paddle. Before you hit the water, we’ll provide clear instructions and, for beginners, tips to help you get the most out of your Tully rafting. 


Half Day Sports Rafting Trip: 6 KM 

If you are a bit unsure about your rafting trip, or you are a first-time rafter, you can go on a half day thrill on the Tully river. The half-day trip on the Tully can be undertaken any time of the year as water levels are controlled by  daily water releases . The Tully river is rated grade 2-3 and could be the best place to take your first sports rafting Cairns trip and decide if you would want to try something wilder. During your trip, you will ride class 2 and class 3 rapids. At the end of the white water rafting tour, Wildside Adventures gives you a beer to celebrate a job well done.

Departure Point:

Pick-up Mission Beach

Departure Time

9:00 AM or 12:00 PM 

Full Day Sports Rafting Trip: 12 KM
After our friendly guides have you ready for the river, you will begin your 12 kilometre trip down Tully River. You will navigate class 2 and 3 rapids and enjoy refreshments at two different pull out sites along your journey. Firstly, we will stop for morning tea. After a bit more white water rafting we will stop for lunch. Our stops allow you to rest and recharge. Your white water rafting trip is physically demanding, and the stops will feel well-deserved.

Departure Point:
Mission Beach 9am

or Cairns 7am

The Itinerary

7:00 AM - Cairns pick ups start

8:00 AM - Mission beach pickups start

9:00 AM - Tully river arrival- gear up, helmet, life jacket, paddle and sports raft.

9:30 AM - Paddle- 6kms whitewater and rainforest

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Paddle 6kms test your new skills

4:00 PM - Depart river

5:00 PM - Arrive back in Mission Beach

6:30 PM - Arrive cairns

The Fine Print

  • Please bring a change of clothes (wet set/dry set), plastic bag, towel, a hat to fit under your helmet, sunscreen, camera and enclosed footwear or sandals. 

  • Waiver of liability to be signed before participation

  • Your Go pro (we have mounts on some helmets so make sure you have the correct attachment for your go pro) 

  • Taking your Gopro or any other device is at your own risk, we will endeavor to provide back up ties etc to secure it, but please make sure your device is insured for rafting.

  • Bring your own shoes which must be able to handle wet conditions. If you do not have proper shoes, we can supply them at a low charge on the day. 

  • Change rooms and toilets are available at the rec park

  • Snacks and light lunch provided. 

1300 962 924

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