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Aussie Drifterz Rainforest Tubing Tours

Cairns’ original half day tubing tours operate in two of the best rainforest locations in town, Behana Gorge and the Mulgrave River. We’ll pick the best one to maximize your fun, pending conditions at the time of travel.

Tubing is a fun, safe water activity, which combines adventure and action, set amongst towering trees, on freshwater streams.

Behana Gorge is billed as a locals’ secret, it’s where we come to play and get away. Think stunning natural rainforest, an arching canopy of trees and gently tumbling cold waters and you’re almost there. The Mulgrave River provides small, fun rapids and a lovely natural backdrop.

The half day rainforest tubing tours depart Cairns daily and provide approximately two (2) hours of tubing fun. Fully supervised, with a minimum of two (2) guides on the water, all equipment and instruction is provided. This is a fun, safe water activity conducted on professional, high quality, twin chamber tubes. Suitable for people of all experience levels, aged between 5 and 70 years old. No previous tubing experience necessary.

What can you expect? To spend a delightful couple of hours floating gently down a pristine, rainforest stream soaking in the sights, sounds and smells of the natural beauty that surround you. This is the perfect way to cool down and really immerse yourself in Cairns’ rainforest environment and experience. A little bit of action, a little bit of adventure and a whole lot of good times!

It’s perfect for solo travelers, groups of friends and/or families travelling together. It’s the most fun you can have while floating! For more info check our brochure.

Tour departures may vary between AM & PM. We usually schedule an AM departure but will run a PM trip pending demand and time of year.

  • Pick Up 7.45am – Return 12pm
  • Pick Up 1.45pm – Return 6pm


  • Minimum 8 persons to operate
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • All participants will be required to sign a liability release form
  • Please see our Important Information for this tour

What Does It Include?

Return transfers from Cairns and the Northern Beaches incl Palm Cove, 2 Hours River Tubing, All Tuition (and safety equipment), River Guides (professional and certified), Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River (pending conditions), Snack (fresh and tasty). Optional Extras: Shoe Hire ($5), Waterproof Spray Jackets ($5 – hire).

What Will I See?

Beautiful rainforest, towering trees, ferns, mossy rocks, beautiful fresh water, birds and butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled for goannas and river turtles.
Magic holiday moments, which you’ll never forget in cool, natural locations which are enjoyed by a lucky few.

What Should I Bring?

A sense of adventure and willingness to have a great time! Your friends and family are always a good idea too. Otherwise, bring your waterproof camera, a hat, swimmers, sunblock, a towel and maybe some waterproof shoes / footwear (if you don’t have any, we can hire them to you).

What Else Can I Do?

Lots! By choosing your tubing tour with us, you can combine tubing with a range of our other popular tours and activities, including white water rafting, a full day rainforest waterfall tour and a full day or overnight adventure to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest.

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