River Drift Snorkelling


An amazing eco-immersion adventure that’s different every time!

It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk. All combined into the best rainforest experiences in the region!

Step into the cool, crystal-clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface.

Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle.

You’re in control… Navigate down a flowing rainforest river with your sturdy river sled.

The perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reef.

Our experience can be both fast paced and slow, depending on how much water is in the river. If you’re not a confident swimmer, or have low mobility and or fitness this activity may not be suitable.

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River Tubing


Cairns’ original half day tubing tours operate in two of the best rainforest locations in town, Behana Gorge and the Mulgrave River. We’ll pick the best one to maximize your fun, pending conditions at the time of travel.

Tubing is a fun, safe water activity, which combines adventure and action, set amongst towering trees, on freshwater streams.

Behana Gorge is billed as a locals’ secret, it’s where we come to play and get away. Think stunning natural rainforest, an arching canopy of trees and gently tumbling cold waters and you’re almost there. The Mulgrave River provides small, fun rapids and a lovely natural backdrop.


  • Beautiful rainforest
  • Towering trees, ferns
  • Mossy rocks
  • Beautiful fresh water
  • Birds and butterflies
  • Keep your eyes peeled for goannas and river turtles
  • Magic holiday moments, that you’ll never forget in cool, natural locations which are enjoyed by a lucky few


  • Return transfers from Cairns and the Northern Beaches incl Palm Cove,
  • 2 Hours River Tubing,
  • All Tuition (and safety equipment),
  • River Guides (professional and certified),
  • Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River (pending conditions),
  • Snack (fresh and tasty).
  • Optional Extras: Shoe Hire ($5), Waterproof Spray Jackets ($5 – hire).

Not Included:

  • Lunch

What to Bring:

  • Waterproof camera
  • A hat
  • Swimmers
  • Sunblock
  • A towel
  • Waterproof shoes/footwear (if you don’t have any, we can hire them to you).

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Queenstown Shotover River Rafting


Take on the iconic Shotover River on this epic rafting adventure.

  • 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon
  • Challenging grade 3-5 whitewater rapids
  • Paddle through the 170m tunnel
  • Professional rafting guides and all equipment provided
  • Minimum age – 13 years.
  • Under 18 years – Guardian conditions apply.
  • Weight restrictions – 40 kg to 120kg (weighing may be required upon check-in).
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness.
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are unable to participate.
  • Trip operates with a minimum of 8 people.
  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature-dependent.

Kawarau Jet to Raft Combo


Combine two of Queenstown’s most iconic activities, for one awesome adventure .

  • 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Thrilling 30min Jet Boat across Lake Wakatipu to meet your raft
  • Raft grade 2-3 white water rapids down the picture-perfect Kawarau River
  • Tackle the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid, NZ’s longest commercially rafted rapid
  • Cliff jumping and rapid swimming (optional)

Tully River Rafting


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.

This ensures you’ll have the very best possible rafting experience.

The White Water Adventure Of A Lifetime. Conquer grade 3 & 4 rapids on a wild ride through a spectacular gorge surrounded by World Heritage rainforest.

No experience necessary, our River Guides have got you covered. It’s a full day out with departures from Cairns, Mission Beach and Feluga.

Minimum Age: 13 years

Includes: Return transfers, all training & equipment & 1 meal

What To Bring:

Swimwear, towel, change of dry clothes, secure footwear such as sandshoes or adventure sandals (no thongs), waterproof sunscreen, cap to wear under helmet (optional). Hire shoes available for $5 if you don’t want your shoes getting wet. Thermal tops and dry tops available for $5 for hire each. Also bring your voucher and money for additional refreshments and purchase of any digital photos you may like as an awesome reminder of your epic adventure.

Please leave jewellery and valuables at your accommodation.

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Barron River Rafting


The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns.

It’s known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

This is where we do our half-day white water rafting tour, on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. This is a scenic rafting/rainforest adventure that combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.

The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, suitable for all the family*. Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade 3 rapids followed by tea & coffee while you view photos of your rafting adventure. Access to changing facilities at the end of the tour are available for Raging Thunder guests.

Our rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. No experience necessary.

Let our guides entertain you on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year-round!

Minimum age to participate is 12 years.

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Cairns Riverboarding


Just a short 15min drive from Cairns, we take you to the mighty Barron River in amongst the tropical rainforest. Barron Gorge National Park, is well known as one of two White Water Rafting hotspots around Cairns over a challenging grade 3 white-water… If you have already been White Water Rafting before, River Boarding is your next adventure!

Please allow up to 4.5hrs for the whole experience from start to finish, every day is a little different, depends on weather, road conditions & fun!

Whats Included:

  • Wetsuits (Winter Season)
  • Helmet, Life Jacket
  • Fins, Riverboard
  • Safety equipment to wear for the riverboarding adventure
  • Professional instruction from a certified instructor
  • Return Shuttle Transport from Allbout Cairns Shop to location

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Wild Creek 'Sport Rafting' Day Tour ex Mission Beach


Enter into a secret world of untouched raw beauty,  Coachable creek sports rafting tours are exclusive to Wildside Adventures customers and only accessible by water. You will be part of a small, blessed group of people to witness this natural wonder.  The scenery  will captivate you, the ride will thrill you and the experience will change you.

The creek winds through magnificent 411 million year old untouched rainforests, landscaped by giant granite boulders, cliff overhangs, waterfalls and crystal clear mountain water. Half way along, we come to Wine Glass falls, where the creek flows into a waterfall to a deep green  pool at the base of a gorge.  Relax & chill out at the top of the falls, soaking in the awe inspiring scenery.  Swim, play, laugh and on we go, cliff jump into the gorge (or walk to the base), followed by your raft, jump back in, paddle under the waterfall and the exhilarating ride continues.

This is an exceptional experience you won’t  forget  and exclusively wild in every way.

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Tully River 'Sport Rafting' Day Tour ex Mission Beach


Experience the world class Tully Gorge river rapids:

– Self Drive – Meet at 9am
– 12km of fun
– Lunch
– Rapid grades 2,3

Join us for an awesome team building adventure with friends.  Our
experienced and professional guides will be there to give you the
assistance when needed while teaching you control and patience.

– You will traverse the best of two worlds: Whitewater & World Heritage Rainforest
– You will be in charge of your own sports raft
– You will leave with new SKILLS and an AMAZING Experience
– You will become a member of the Wildside Adventures Warriors Club

This adventure promises to bring a smile to your face and a good nights sleep!

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