Raging Thunder Adventures

Multiple Locations

Raging Thunder Adventures is one of the largest adventure companies in Australia. They have a reputation for excellence and have established themselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism.

For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands. Just one of the many tours Raging Thunder offer. Their product range include a series of adventure tours suitable for all levels of excitement including White Water Rafting on the Tully and Barron Rivers, Sea Kayaking.

The World Heritage listed, wet tropical rainforest is their work bench. Their guides are trained to leave nothing but a footprint and take nothing but photos. The mood of their trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of their tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.

Activities

  • Camping
  • Snorkelling

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Our Tours

Xtreme Tully White Water Rafting Full Day ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Xtreme Rafting operates on the Tully River, specifically designed for those seeking small and intimate group sizes. Travelling with senior guides, negotiate your way down the river with a small flotilla of rafts with time to experience body surfing, rock jumping and rapid swims. Xtreme hits the river first, giving you the Tully at its absolute best. Xtreme rafting, where the group size is small and the action is large. It's faster ... it's a greater rush .. it's extra challenges ... it's Xtreme!

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$250 $250
Xtreme Tully White Water Rafting Full Day ex Mission Beach

Xtreme Rafting operates on the Tully River, specifically designed for those seeking small and intimate group sizes. Travelling with senior guides, negotiate your way down the river with a small flotilla of rafts with time to experience body surfing, rock jumping and rapid swims. Xtreme hits the river first, giving you the Tully at its absolute best. Xtreme rafting, where the group size is small and the action is large. It's faster ... it's a greater rush .. it's extra challenges ... it's Xtreme!

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$250 $250
30 Minute Balloon Flights ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Let Raging Thunder introduce you to the safe and exciting sport of ballooning, in a spectacular dawn trip which highlights the diverse eco-culture of the Cairns region. As the sun rises the pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands (also known as the Atherton Tablelands). Have fun helping pack-up their giant balloons before boarding the coach back to Mareeba for a comfort stop. Before they head home your have the opportunity to view and purchase your in-flight photo's taken of the morning. Then they return you to your accommodation in time to enjoy the rest of your day.

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$250 $250
60 Minute Balloon Flight ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Let Raging Thunder introduce you to the safe and exciting sport of ballooning, in a spectacular dawn trip which highlights the diverse eco-culture of the Cairns region. As the sun rises the pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands (also known as the Atherton Tablelands). Have fun helping pack-up their giant balloons before boarding the coach back to Mareeba for a comfort stop. Before you head home you have the opportunity to view and purchase your in-flight photo's taken of the morning. Then they return you to your accommodation in time to enjoy the rest of your day.

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$350 $350
Fitzroy Island Activity Pass One

Activity Pass One includes ferry transfers, picnic lunch, snorkel gear or glass bottom boat tour, use of the ocean trampoline and paddle skis. Check in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.15am.

The Ferry cruise to Fitzroy Island by fast catamaran takes only 45 minutes, keeping to the calm waters of the coastline and passing spectacular scenery. Enjoy beautiful unspoilt, uncrowded beaches perfect for family fun.

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$105 $105
Fitzroy Island Activity Pass Two

Fitzroy Island was once part of the mainland, before being separated by rising waters. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home for a variety of fish and coral species. The Island's 339 hectares are covered in lush rainforest with 94 per cent of the island (326 hectares), protected and managed as a National Park. Walking tracks for all levels of fitness allow you to explore areas of the island at your leisure.

There is so much to do on Fitzroy Island, and the best part is its only 45 minutes from Cairns!

Take advantage of the best Fitzroy Island has to offer, with transfers, glass bottom boat tour, snorkel gear and full use of all beach hire equipment including the paddle ski's and ocean trampoline all in this one package.

The fringing reef just off the beach reveals the diversity of marine life in these waters. A variety of reef fish, hard and soft corals and other marine animals can be seen.

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$115 $115
Tully River White Water Rafting Full Day ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Raging Thunder Adventures are the pioneers of rafting in Queensland, Australia! 22 years later they continue to raft the mighty Tully River, regarded as one of the best rafting rivers across Australia and New Zealand. The Tully River is situated in stunning World Heritage Listed rainforest and offers an awesome day out rafting grade three and four rapids for up to five hours. Enjoy a well earnt barbecue lunch alongside the river bank. Expect the need to hold on at times on these moderate technical rapids; however no experience is necessary, most of your fellow rafters will never have rafted before. A sense of adventure is a must!

Depart Cairns at 6.30am to travel south to Tully and meet Mission Beach Rafters. After a safety briefing spend the morning rafting in the Tully Gorge. Stop on the riverside for a barbecue lunch before rafting the rest of the Gorge to the take out point. Change into your dry clothes ready for your return journey to Cairns.

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$209 $209
Barron River White Water Rafting ex Cairns and Northern Beaches

Cairns is lucky enough to have the Barron River located just 20 minutes away, with their half day white water raft adventure leaving you plenty of time to enjoy other activities on the same day. The rapids on the Barron River are of grade two to three which means they are simple technical rapids with a need to manoeuvre the raft, which results in great rafting for first timers. Please use this as a guide when choosing your level of adrenaline rush, but remember that experience is not necessary; in fact most guests have never been rafting before.

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$133 $133
Sea Kayaking Half Day Fitzroy Island and Snorkelling Adventure

There is no better way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island. Take to the water by kayak to explore this remote island's hidden delights and private beaches. This fully guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island (and requires no previous experience).

After cruising to Fitzroy Island, have a safety briefing before taking to the water for a morning of kayaking. Enjoy a picnic lunch then spend your afternoon relaxing on the beach or exploring the island. There is so much to do on Fitzroy Island, and the best part is it's only 45 minutes from Cairns!

Includes return ferry transfers, three hour morning or afternoon tour fully guided sea kayak tour, with all tuition provided and no experience necessary, full day on the island with half a day of leisure, picnic lunch (Special diets on request), snorkelling equipment inc prescription masks if required, which can be used all day, stinger suits (November to May).

What to bring: swimming costume, camera, sunscreen, that, towel, money for drinks and Levy, ticket.

Minimum age: 14 years old.

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$149 $149
Tully River White Water Rafting Full Day ex Mission Beach

Raging Thunder Adventures are the pioneers of rafting in Queensland, Australia! 22 years later they continue to raft the mighty Tully River, regarded as one of the best rafting rivers across Australia and New Zealand. The Tully River is situated in stunning World Heritage Listed rainforest and offers an awesome day out rafting grade three and four rapids for up to five hours. Enjoy a well earnt barbecue lunch alongside the river bank. Expect the need to hold on at times on these moderate technical rapids; however no experience is necessary, most of your fellow rafters will never have rafted before. A sense of adventure is a must!

Depart Mission Beach at 8.00am to travel 30 minutes to Tully and meet the Cairns Rafters. After a safety briefing spend the morning rafting in the Tully Gorge. Stop on the riverside for a barbecue lunch before rafting the rest of the Gorge to the take out point. Change into your dry clothes ready for your return journey to Mission Beach.

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$189 $189
Fitzroy Island Full Day Transfers

Fitzroy Island is one of 600 'Continental' or 'High'islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home for a variety of fish and coral species.

The Ferry cruise to Fitzroy Island by fast catamaran takes only 45 minutes, keeping to the calm waters of the coastline and passing spectacular scenery.

The beach hire hut has a range of snorkeling gear hire, plus they can book you on the glass bottom boat tour. From here you can also hire a paddle ski and explore Welcome Bay, or try the fun of the Ocean Trampoline.

Things To Do On Fitzroy Island include snorkelling directly from the beach, beach hire of snorkel equipment and paddle skis, giant ocean trampoline, glass bottom boat tours, sea kayaking half day tour, Nudey Beach (clothes optional - all over tan), bushwalking on National Park walking tracks.

What to bring: swimming costume, camera, sunscreen, hat, towel, money for lunch and Levy, ticket.

Check in at 8.15am.

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$75 $75
Cairns Canyoning

Bring out your inner dare devil Canyoning in the Cairns rainforest where you abseil, zip line, slide and jump beside waterfalls and into pools. Crystal Canyon is located in a secluded section of Crystal Cascades only 25 minutes from Cairns, and offers the excitement of Canyoning a rocky watercourse in a safe and controlled environment under the supervision of experienced guides.

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$169 $169
Fitzroy Island Half Day Thunderbolt

Super fast 30 minute ride to Fitzroy Island aboard Thunderbolt. When on Fitzroy Island enjoy the ocean trampoline, and take a half day to explore the island.

Check in at 9.30am. Departs 10.00am Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Departs Fitzroy Island 2.30pm.

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$75 $75

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Approximately ten kilometres from the Kennedy Highway on Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe the upper car park is a shaded spot to leave your vehicle. You will need personal insect repellent for the walk to the waterfalls then return to your vehicle - the most rewarding way to complete your walk. Then proceed further south to Tully Gorge Lookout over the 275 metre gorge, your best chance for falling water is just after a storm in the "Green Season".

Misty Mountains Wilderness Walking Tracks

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
The Misty Mountains wilderness walking tracks are a 130 kilometre network of short and long wilderness tracks takes visitors through pristine, high altitude rainforest with crystal clear creeks, waterfalls and panoramic views.The tracks cross the Walter Hill Range and the Cardwell Range, extending from the coastal plain to the tablelands. The area forms part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and is recognised for its diversity of rainforest types, plant species and outstanding landscape features. Four long tracks—the Koolmoon Creek, Cannabullen Creek, Cardwell Range and Gorrell tracks—make up the Misty Mountains wilderness walking tracks. Sections of some of the tracks are accessible for shorter walks. Walkers must be well prepeared, self-sufficient and responsible for their own safety. Tell a responsible person where you are going and when you expect to return. A reliable form of communication is essential and satellite phones and PLBs (personal locator beacons) are the most effective.

Clump Mountain National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
This park, on the scenic coast just north of Mission Beach, contains some of the few remaining patches of undisturbed tropical lowland rainforest in North Queensland. These rainforest remnants are important habitat for the endangered southern cassowary. Bicton Hill is the main feature of the park. The summit of Bicton Hill was historically used as a lookout by Aboriginal people and later as a ship lookout by the area's first permanent European residents. Challenge yourself on the four kilometre Bicton Hill circuit walking track and be rewarded with spectacular mainland and island views, and a chance to see rare rainforest plants and the elusive cassowary. Stay on the track at all times and take care around cliffs, steep slopes and at the lookout.

Millstream Falls National Park

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Lying in the rain shadow of the eastern dividing ranges, the dry open woodland here is in stark contrast with the rainforest which is only kilometres away. This area is rich in World War II history. Camp sites were constructed for the Battalions of the 7th and 9th Divisions between 1943 and 1945. Picnic in the shady day-use area among the blue gums and ironbarks, or walk down to the viewing area above Millstream Falls. Explore their history as you wander the World War II Heritage track past the camp site remains, where informative signs tell of the conditions at the time and show how the soldiers lived, worked and played. Ride mountain bikes or trail bikes through the park's internal roads and firebreaks. At Little Millstream Falls, view these beautiful falls from just near the car park or enjoy a different perspective by walking the narrow path to the base of the falls.

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill. Enjoy the short but steep 1.5 kilometre Red Arrow circuit walk through rainforest up to a lookout with views scenic views over the Cairns coastline. Add the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit for a 6.6 kilometre (four to five hour) walk, with an optional 400 metre sidetrack to a lookout at Mount Lumley Hill (325 metres), offering expansive views to the Cairns hinterland and out to Green Island. Picnic at the lookout between your circuit walks. Look for mound-building brush-turkeys, orange-footed scrubfowl and graceful honeyeaters .

Djiru National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
This park protects some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the wet tropics, including a rare patch of licuala fan palm forest and is one of the few places you're likely to see an unusual and endangered bird, the southern cassowary. The park is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Enjoy a barbecue at Lacey Creek day-use area and learn about cassowaries at the information shelter. Nearby, signs in the cassowary arboretum identify the trees that cassowaries feed on. Stroll along the short circuit walk through the forest and past a viewing platform overlooking the creek. Take a picnic to Licuala day-use area and follow the children's cassowary walk. Amble along the longer circuit walk that leads you under the bright green, patterned canopy of licuala fan palms. Keep a lookout for cassowaries and always 'Be Cass-o-wary!'

Tully Gorge National Park

Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
In this park, the Tully River plunges down the Cardwell Range, through the densely forested Tully Gorge, in Australia's wettest area, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Heavy rainfall encourages lush tropical vegetation and ensures plenty of white-water on the Tully River. The park can be accessed from four different points, three on the coast near Tully and one from the Evelyn Tableland. Relax and enjoy a picnic beside the river in the Tully Gorge day-use area. Set up camp in the pleasant Tully Gorge camping area to enjoy the pleasant surrounds. If you're feeling adventurous, join an organised white-water rafting tour or take a stroll along the short, wheelchair-accessible Butterfly walk to learn about butterfly food plants. Climb the very steep and challenging Mount Tyson track to the 678 metre summit of Mount Tyson and enjoy views of the Tully township, coastline and Hinchinbrook Island from the lookout. Have a picnic and swim at Alligators Nest day-use area. In the tableland section of the park, walk to the Tully Gorge lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the deep gorge and Tully River below or mountain bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks. .

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$19 - 23
The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest. It is an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Wet Tropics. With a 350 metre long elevated walkway through the canopy, a cantilever, a 37 metre observation tower and more than 1200 metres of walking tracks, this attraction is a must do for anyone visiting the region. The cantilever provides tantalising views over the North Johnstone river gorge. The 37 metre observation tower emerges high above the canopy, offering sweeping views over a pristine rainforest-clad mountainous landscape, homeland of the Mamu Aboriginal people. Located within Wooroonooran National Park, the attraction was built in natural clearings in the rainforest caused by cyclone Larry in March 2006 and constructed from durable unpainted galvanised steel and recycled plastic. It is located close to other National Park walking tracks and picnic areas, making a day visit to the area, armed with a picnic hamper and walking shoes, a must-do experience!

Licuala State Forest

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Licuala State Forest boasts several enjoyable walking tracks. Enjoy the native wildlife of the area as you walk around the forest…the Ulysses butterfly, cassowaries and green tree frogs. Be sure to look upwards to enjoy the sunlight shining through the beautiful palm leaves…it's truly remarkable! The Licuala Fan Palm is native to the area and has the majority of the fan palm trees in all of Australia. Children are catered for in the forest…they can even follow cassowary footprints to a nest full of eggs on the children's walk! Licuala State Forest is a beautiful place to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Little Millstream Falls

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A walking track leads to a viewing area over the falls. Here, in the rainshadow of the eastern dividing ranges, the dry, open woodland vegetation is dominated by eucalypts. A separate entrance to the park takes you to Little Millstream Falls. View these beautiful falls from just near the carpark or take the steep and narrow track to their base. Millstream Falls National Park lies within the traditional country of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people. The Jirrbal lived in the rainforest in semi-permanent villages, and used the rainforest’s rich resources for food medicine and materials.
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