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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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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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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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