Full Day White Water River Boarding Tour

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  • Australia's only white water river boarding tour
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Adrenaline pumping adventure!

Experience one of the most exciting and adrenalin pumping adventures! Up to grade 3 rapids at face level. The tour starts with a safety swimming lesson and then its into an action packed day.

What's Included?

  • Full day river boarding
  • All equipment supplied
  • Safety briefing
  • Breakfast and lunch included

Lying face first on a world-class river board, you’ll head through up to grade 3 rapids surrounded by tropical rainforest in this world-class location. The Tully River offers a unique combination of high rainfall and a power dam release every day. It’s the perfect location for a white water adventure like no other.

The tour is small, customised and personalised. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants, so it's kept interesting, safe, fun and exciting. An action packed day, starting at 5:30am with a trip south on a fully air-conditioned bus to the Tully River. Watch white water videos on the way; enjoy a light breakfast and the chance to get to know the crew and other guests.

Once at the river all participants get into safety gear including a life jacket, helmet, wetsuit pants, knee/shin guards and fins. Looking safe and stylish, everyone is put through rapid swimming training, safety guidelines and board maneuvering. Once the experience provider is confident everyone is ready to board, you head down the river from Carson waves and on through the rest of the rapids till you conquer the biggest rapid of the day Zig-Zag. After the white water action is over, it’s time to dry off and head in for some much deserved and needed lunch.

Session Length

  • 5:30am departure
  • Tours operate daily, subject to availability
  • Full day tour


  • Requires a reasonable fitness level
  • All participants will be required to sign a disclaimer
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must speak and understand basic English
  • Minimum age 16 with guardian attending as a paying participant
  • Please note: A $35 levy is payable on the day of the experience


Once this experience has been confirmed changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Greater than 48 hours prior to the experience date: no fee to change the experience date and time.
  • Between 24 hours - 48 hours prior to experience date: 50% per participant fee to change the experience date and time.
  • Within 24 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals:  Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book.

Numbers on the Day

  • There will be a maximum of 12 participants.
  • The experience provider reserves the right to cancel or amend any tour due to insufficient client numbers, in this case you will be rescheduled to another date.


In the case of dangerous conditions such as floods, the experience provider will attempt to reschedule the booking, if a customer is unable to reschedule a refund will be given. 

Dress Code

  • Boarders are required to bring enclosed toe shoes to wear in the water (available for hire), and a swim shirt.
  • All other equipment will be supplied.

This experience takes place on the Tully River, Tully Gorge National Park, 2.5 hours south of Cairns, QLD.