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Half Day Sports Rafting


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.


  • You will be in charge of your own SPORTS RAFT
  • 5 of 5 stars on Trip advisor reviews

Your tour begins when you meet your experienced wild guides for the day with introductions and big smiles, A 45 minute drive from the beach (or Tully) along the beautiful winding Tully Gorge Road into World Heritage National Park and Rainforests to the Tully Gorge Rec park. If you are lucky you may see a Cassowary along the way. Change rooms and toilets are available at the Rec park. Here we unload the rafts, kit you up and talk you through some handy rafting instruction before pairing you up in your rafts. If you are confident and there are enough rafts we’ll even let you go on your own!

We enter the Tully river in a beautiful calm section of the Gorge. Here our expert guides will show you everything you need to know to become a ‘White water warrior.’ When we are all happy….the fun begins….

We start off with our ‘practice rapid’. A nice span of small rapids to let you practice your paddling and turns and give you a feel for the water, your raft and for things to come. Our guides will be with you every step of the way – showing you the best way to go and what to look out for. Stretches of calm separates each group of rapids where the sights and sounds of nature connect you back to the wild. Ulysses butterflies, birds of prey and water dragons are a common sight. Focus and you will see so much more as you cruise through 410 million year old rainforests. The scenery alone is worthy of the experience. But don’t get too distracted – here come some rapids – woo hoo!

Rapids get a little bigger and trickier, you’ll watch the water currents, dodge rocks, steer your raft to take the rapids head on, crash through a wall of foaming water, and emerge drenched but euphoric at the feeling of the conquest, and eager for more. And more you shall get..…With each rapid comes more confidence, more control and more excitement. You may go in, you may not, but that’s how nature rolls, and one things for certain, what nature teaches you, will be with you forever.… what you learn about yourself is priceless….Welcome ‘White Water Warrior’ You paddled, conquered and survived the Wildside.

Per person $129.00

What's included

  • Self Drive
  • 6km of fun
  • Rapid grades 2,3
  • Minimum age 6 years
  • + FREE BEER !


  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience


  • Please meet us at the Tully Gorge camping and day use area (41 kms from the Bruce Hwy at Tully) at the start time


  • Minimum age: 6

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Waiver of liability to be signed before participation.

  • Please note pricing is for self drive. Car hire can be arranged from Cairns for an extra $80 plus $26 comprehensive insurance.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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lenad from Germany wrote on 04 March 2020


Nice stuff and a great experience

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From Half Day Sports Rafting

Thank you Lena for your review. We are glad you had an amazing time From The team at Wildside Adventures

April Howe from Australia wrote on 15 November 2021

Great experience

We had a really fun time, the crew are fantastic and relaxed and the gorge itself it breath taking. Would definitely recommend!

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beverlyc1 from Australia wrote on 03 March 2020

Awesome day

The half day tour was awesome! The guides are knowledgable, friendly, and have great energy. Dan was a great teacher! After he gave me the run down, I felt very comfortable piloting my own boat. Everyone I met were absolutely lovely. Can't recommend this tour enough!

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From Half Day Sports Rafting

Thank you Beverly for your review. It was lovely to meet you on the drive up to the Tully Gorge. All of our guides are great. I am glad you had an awesome day Al & Karyn

Giorgia Zorzan from Italy wrote on 08 October 2019

Awsome experience

Guides were nice, friendly and knowledgeable. We had really good time and lots of fun. The nature is amazing!

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Hey Giorgia I am glad you had an awesome day with us. Thank you for your review. The Team at Wildside Adventures

Helene Lebreton from Australia wrote on 11 September 2018

Awesome time

My family and I did the half day white water rafting experience and we had a great time. The instructors were great and very knowledgeable. We would definitely do it again next time we are in the area.

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