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White Water Rafting / Tubing

Welcome, please note we are currently operating reduced opening hours.

Tourism activities are returning to normal and it's still a great time to visit the region. For information and bookings, please contact us on (07) 4047 9123 between 10am - 2pm daily. Alternately, you can email us at shields@cairnstouristinformation.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cairns is host to a variety of white water adventures. Enjoy the thrills and spills of white water rafting in beautiful North Queensland where our gorges and rivers are surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

The Barron River provides a half day option and is a good introduction to white water rafting. Experience a fun filled 2 hours of rafting up to grade 3 rapids.

The famous Tully River is the most popular rafting river within Australia and New Zealand. This is a full day tour where you can experience the excitement of 5 hours rafting up to grade 4 rapids, and for the most adventurous there is the Xtreme option to enhance your adrenalin pumping Tully River Rafting Tour. Cairns is also the only place in Australia where you can participate in Rapid Boarding which is a unique and exciting white water adventure.

River Tubing Tours are also available for those that want a less extreme option and prefer a calmer water alternative. This option is great fun for the whole family with the minimum age being 5 years.

There is something suitable for all levels of skills and experience with pick-ups available from assorted Cairns locations. Please enquire if you need anymore information

3 Day Package - Cape Tribulation + Atherton Tablelands + Barron Rafting (FF)

Rates from: $439

This 3 Day Cairns Adventure Group Package is great value for money.  You will get a full day guided tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest, a full day guided tour to the Atherton Tablelands, a half day white water rafting tour on the Barron River and half day tou of river tubing.  During your 3 days you visit the oldest living rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Barron Gorge and a variety of beautiful waterfalls.  This package is designed for the backpacker or budget traveller.

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Extreme Action Adventure In One Day

Rates from: $314

If wanting to combine as many adventure activities in one day, you can choose from any of our combinations or create your own.

From skydiving, bungy jumping, canyoning, hot air ballooning, jet skiing, parasailing, bumper tube ride, Harley motocycle ride, rock climbing, giant jungle swing, horse riding, quad biking, white water rafting and much more. Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef is the place to get in as many activities in the one day. 

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Foaming Fury - Half Day Barron River Rafting

Rates from: $135

Join Foaming Fury's professional team for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the Barron River. Travel 20 minutes from Cairns to the Barron River and let Foaming Fury's river guide entertain you in eight person rafts. Spend two hours paddling rapids up to Grade 3. Barron River is a Dam controlled river, allowing consistent supplies of water all year round. A professional photographer accompanies each tour, providing top quality rafting photographs for purchase.

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Foaming Fury - Half Day Family Rafting

Rates from: $128

The Family Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. This fun and exciting tour is designed for children aged 6 – 11 years and operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park.  The whole family will experience the thrills of paddling in rapids graded 1 – 2, under the watchful eye and tuition of fully trained and certified River Guides.

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Half Day River Tubing

Rates from: $90

This river tubing tour is operated by Foaming Fury.  Have a great 2 hours of river tubing fun on either the Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery, free morning or afternoon snack and is suitable for the whole family (minimum age is 5 yrs).

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Hot Air Balloon Packages (RT)

Rates from: $354

There are quite a few all in a day packages available for anyone interested in combining Hot Air Ballooning with another activity.  As the ballooning is a very early morning tour, it allows time to add on another activity to make the most out of your day.  Options can include Kuranda Train and Skyrail, ATV Quad Bike Tours, Horse Riding or White Water Rafting.



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Raging Thunder - Full Day Tully River Rafting

Rates from: $169

Raging Thunger offers a full day of white water rafting on the mighty Tully River.  This tour includes return transfers, unch and 5 hours of rafting on grade 3-4 rapids.  There is also the option to go Extreme for the adrenalin junkies.  The Tully River is located 2 hours south of Cairns and is renowned for being one of the best rivers within Australia and New Zealand.


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Raging Thunder: Half Day Barron River Rafting

Rates from: $139

The Barron River is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun and excitement.  Your guide will take you on a rafting tour through the Barron Gorge national park aboard your 8 person inflatable where you can experience up to grade 3 rapids. With guaranteed water levels all year round, you will enjoy two (2) hours of white water rafting on this half day adventure tour. 

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Rapid Boarders - Australia's ONLY River Boarding Tour - Tully River

Rates from: $250

This is Australia's ONLY White Water River Boarding Tour.  Lying face first on a world-class river board, you will experieince up to grade 3 rapids along the famous Tully River.  Our full day tour is very personalised as we limit numbers to a maximum of 12 participants, so we can keep it interesting, safe, fun and exciting.

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White Water Rafting, Skydive & Bungy Jump Packages (RT)

Rates from: $313

Combine your white water rafting experience with a Cairns Skydive and/or Bungy Jump for the ultimate adventure package!  Select from either the Half Day Barron River Rafting which allows 2 hours of rafting and up to grade 3 rapids, or the Full Day Tully River Rafting which allows 5 hours of rafting and up to grade 4 rapids.  Your Skydive will provide amazing scenic views from 14,000ft above Cairns, or you can choose to jump from the 50 metre Bungy Tower - or why not choose all three activities and make it a Triple Challenge!

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XPASS - Experience Co Adventure Packages (RT)

Rates from: $316

The EXPASS gives you the ultimate savings on a variety of different packages. Packages can include Skydiving, White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Reef tours, Island trips and Hot Air Balooning. The XPASS is great value for those wanting an adventure packed Cairns holiday.

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