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

Other Information

Family Friendly:

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Tully Falls and Tully Gorge

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Follow the scenic Tully Falls Road to the spectacular Tully Gorge Lookout. The falls only run in a big wet season, but the walls of raw rock and rainforest which plunge 300 metres (984 feet) down to the Tully River are still an awe-inspiring sight.

Great Barrier Reef Islands

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Stretching more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastline and covering 35 million hectares, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. It is home to an abundance of marine wildlife - including more than 1,500 brilliantly coloured species of tropical fish, 4000 species of molluscs, 400 species of sponge and 300 species of hard corals.
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