Tully is a small town about 140 kilometres (or about two hours’ drive) south of Cairns and has the reputation of being one of the wettest towns in Australia. With all that rain, the nearby Tully River is one of the best places in Australia…
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.
- Enjoy the thrilling adventure of White Water Rafting down the Tully River.
- Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day, and who will share with you the history and wonders of this magnificent landscape which few get to see.
- You do not require any experience for this activity as your guide with tutor you through the journey.
- Please NOTE that the activity is NOT SUITABLE for children, 0 – 12 years. Full adult price applies for 13 – 18 years and must be accompanied by an adult.
- Package includes BBQ lunch and return transfers from Cairns.