Tully River Whitewater Rafting Day Tour with ‘Hydro Release’

Hydro Release – 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.

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.

The Tully River is a world class river providing a pinnacle rafting experience with a tonne of rapids ripping down through the stunning rainforest gorge surrounds. Classified as a Grade 4/5 river, the Tully provides one hell of a wild ride which ticks all the boxes for those seeking the ultimate Australian rafting adventure!

Your day begins with a late morning pick up from your Cairns or Mission Beach accommodation before enjoying the scenic drive to Tully. Here we’ll rendezvous with self drivers and you’ll have the chance to grab some lunch (own cost) before we travel to the top of the Tully Gorge.

You’ll be fitted with a helmet and life jacket and receive a comprehensive safety briefing then it’s time to hit the rapids! Navigating your way through big drops and big water you’ll soon see why the Tully has earned its reputation as an epic white water rafting river! And the spectacular scenery is also something to behold.

Once we arrive at out take out point, change into dry clothes and jump on the bus for the short drive to the iconic Feluga Hotel. Here you’ll enjoy a hearty country pub dinner with your Guide and crew, share river stories over a couple of coldies all the while immersed in a living history of over 30 years of rafting on the Tully River.

Afterwards enjoy a well earned rest on the bus as we take you back to your accommodation.