Roaring rivers course through the steamy rainforests surrounding Cairns, and the intrepid adventurer sees this as a challenge. If taming the currents and riding the rough, foamy waters with only a raft beneath you and a paddle in hand sounds like something you would enjoy, a white water rafting expedition is definitely right up your alley.
White water rafting is an extreme sport that involves sitting on a raft and paddling down a river, often featuring rapids and strong currents. Rafting is an adrenaline-pumping sport, and there are different grades of white water, which indicate difficulty levels and the thrill factor involved.
Whether you are paddling frantically in the raging waters of the Mighty Tully River or having your first go at rafting on the gentle Barron River, there are rafting trips for every level of experience and fitness, so don’t let the fact that you have never tried it before stop you from embarking on your very first white water rafting adventure, one that will surely not be your last.
While it might be tempting for more daring adventurers to just jump right into white water rafting without proper instruction, it is an extreme sport and safety is of the utmost importance. For this reason, a tour led by experienced guides skilled at rafting is essential. Proper instruction will enable you to get the most out of your white water rafting experience and will also ensure you learn the skills that help you get as proficient as you can at the sport, and have as much fun as possible. With attention to safety and proper guidance, white water rafting is a great way to experience the great outdoors.