White Water Rafting with Raging Thunder Adventures

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White Water Rafting is the one Cairns tour you MUST do. Raging Thunder has three different Cairns raft tours to choose from, and 32 year experience in taking holiday makers just like you on the vacation experience of a lifetime ! Winner 2015 Best Tour or Activity in Queensland award,

Tully Rafting

The Tully River is regarded as the best rafting river in Australia or New Zealand, cascading through World Heritage Rainforest.

  • Full Day Raft Adventure
  • Departs Cairns & Mission Beach
  • Grade 3-4 Rapids
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Lunch Beside The River with vegetarian options available
  • Min age 13 years, those under 18 must travel with an adult
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Minimal swimming ability required
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Barron Rafting

The Barron River is the closest rafting river to Cairns, and perfect for first timers or those looking for a fun afternoon thrill ride.

  • Half Day Raft Adventure
  • Departs Cairns
  • Grade 2-3 Rapids
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Able To Combine With Other Tours On The Same Day
  • Min age 13 years, those under 18 must travel with an adult
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Minimal swimming ability required
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How Safe Is White Water Rafting?

White water rafting like any adventure activity carries with it inherent risks, both from being in a river environment and from pre-existing medical conditions you may have. All participants must wear the supplied life jackets and helmets, and you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of drugs or alchohol (no refund applies).

River Medics

Raging Thunder also takes the extra step of training select senior guides as Emergency Medical Technicians, who carry special kits on-board their rafts and who review your medical questionnaire. This enables us to keep white water rafting as safe as possible for people from all nationalities and walks of life, while still allowing everyone to experience the thrill of rafting.


Liability Waiver and Medical Questionnaire

Prior to your white water rafting trip you will be required complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waiver (either online or on paper). The Liability Waiver forms part of the contract, which can be viewed here in PDF Format. If you have already booked your rafting trip, you can complete your medical questionnaire online.

Amongst other things, the Liability Waiver provides that you agree to exclude all statutory warranties and guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law and release indemnify and discharge Raging Thunder of all liability for any act or omission caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, to the extent permitted by law.

Where Is The Tully River?

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Tully River Rapid Names

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Where Is The Barron River?

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Barron River Rapid Names

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Author Chris Koscielny last modified this page December 3rd, 2020