River Tubing Cairns Half-Day tour

This exhilarating 1.5-hour tubing tour in Cairns offers the opportunity to navigate some of the most picturesque rainforest rivers in the area. The Wet Tropics is 80 million years older than the Amazon, a vast swathe of pristine wilderness running from Cooktown in the state’s far north to Townsville in the south.

Not only will you glide over gentle rapids and relish the refreshing rainforest water, but you’ll also be surrounded by a stunning natural environment. The riverbanks are adorned with rainforest trees, while ferns and mosses flourish along the edges, and the river meanders over smooth pebbles and sandy beds.

With three different rivers to choose from each day, including the Mulgrave River, Little Mulgrave River, and Behana Gorge, all equally splendid, we will select the best option to maximize your fun based on the water flow on your tubing day.

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But what is included?

2 hours of River Tubing
Float on professional high quality twin chamber tubes
Morning Tea
Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches

Safety – Minimum of two guides on the water. Foaming Fury guides are certified with the International Rafting Federation which is a world wide organisation setting the standard in the rafting industry. Regular ongoing river rescue and First Aid training ensure that our guides maintain high safety standards on every tour.

What to bring

So what will I need to bring?
  • Swimming Costume (under your clothes)
  • Towel
  • A spare change of clothes
  • Cash or credit card for the Pay on board levy of $30 per person


So what are the best parts about River Tubing?
  • River Tubing
  • Mulgrave River
  • Behana Gorge (Seasonal)


And how does the day look?
  • 7:30 am – Pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • 8:00 am – Depart Cairns and head to the River
  • Arrive at the River, and put on your safety equipment!
  • Join in on the quick safety demonstration before making your way to the riverbank
  • Enjoy 2 hours of Tubing on the River
  • Arrive at the take-out point.
  • Time to get dry and have a quick snack!
  • 11:30 am – Depart the River for the journey back to the city
  • 12:00 pm – Arrive back at your Cairns Accommodation

This is a sample itinerary based on the morning departure. Later departures are available although subject to availability

Optional Extras

And what is not included?
  • Shoe hire – $5.00
  • Waterproof spray jackets – $5.00
  • Pay on Board levy of $30 per person

How to get there

But how will I get there?

Courtesy transfers are included from Cairns City Accommodation.

Important Information

The minimum age for this tour is 5 years of age.

Please ensure you remove all jewellery prior to the tour.

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons, e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.

Finally, please note there is a mandatory $15.00 per person River Tubing levy, which is payable on the day of travel.



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