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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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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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Mothar Mountain Rockpools

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. Tables, wood fire barbecue, water and public amenities are all provided for your use on site. On a hot day immerse yourself into the pools to cool off. Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore.

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Clairview, Isaac Area
Free Entry
In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or other recreational vessel - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures! Be sure to slow down your vessel in areas dugongs are known to inhabit, don't litter and help us protect these magnificent animals. The fully protected dugong is a large herbivorous mammal which spends its entire life at sea. It has paddle-like forelimbs, no hind limbs or dorsal fin, and its tail is broad and horizontally flattened. Adults grow between 2.5-3.5 metres long and weight about 230-240 kilograms. For more information, visit Isaac Regional Council's web site.

Condamine Gorge '14 River Crossing'

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge. During normal conditions the crossings of the Condamine River are relatively shallow. However, during wet weather the river will rise rapidly making it impassable. It is advisable to check conditions with the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or Bureau of Meteorology prior to visiting. The Condamine Gorge is home to a number of endangered species, please respect this precious environment. Note that private properties either side of the track may not be fenced, so please keep to the road and creek area and observe the 'no trespassing' signs. To commence the track from Boonah, start opposite the Police Station, travel out from Boonah along Rathdowny Road and turn right at Carney's Creek Road. Travel out approximately 12 kilometres to cross Teviot Brook floodway and then turn right to The Head. The low road is Condamine Gorge. This track is only accessible when the weather is dry, take the high road when river is flowing. From Killarney, turn left into Condamine Gorge just after the abattoir.

Heart Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status. Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays. Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures! Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent. Today, the well formed crater, about 10 metres deep, is covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees amongst the eucalypt woodland environment. The pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are common in this area and vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes. Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grasses provide protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.
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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".

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations. Cape Hillsborough Beach, also know as Casuarina Beach, provides one of the most iconic Australian photo backdrops, the 'Roo on the beach' at sunrise. Wallabies and kangaroos scour the morning tide for mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. Enjoy the sunrise as wild marsupials bound up and down the beach. Remember however, that these are wild animals and should be treated as such. Please do not feed the kangaroos and wallabies and ensure to keep a safe distance at all times.

Kinkuna Section

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront. Kinkuna section is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays. The vegetation of coastal heath and banksias grows in poor, sandy soils either swampy or very dry and as is often the case, these types of areas put on a spectacular wildflower show - where it seems every bush and tree is covered in pale blossoms of white, pink and yellow hues. August to October is the peak time to view these wildflowers here, in Woodgate section and also just to the north at the Coonarr Wildflower Reserve. Kangaroos and wallabies, emus and abundant birdlife are features of the park.
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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
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For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.
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