Cairns is notorious for its hot weather and people are constantly looking for ways to cool down in the summer sun. Jumping in the lagoon or your hostels swimming pool might not cut it on some days, so why not try something exciting, but at the same time very refreshing! White Water Rafting is a very popular activity in Cairns but the choppy water and adrenaline packed day is not for everyone, maybe you are looking for something a bit more chilled out. If this is the kind of day you're looking for then maybe a tubing trip on the Behana River is the way forward.
With the day starting at 10.30am it's a great activity if you have had a sleep in and want to do something a bit later on in the day!
Aussie Drifterz is located in the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. This particular activity is perfect during the Wet Season as the local waterfalls are at their best. Aussie Drifterz have several tours available but if you like the idea of floating down a river on some cool inflatable toys, enjoying the crystal clear water, the amazing tree tunnels and the local wildlife and natural beauty of the landscape then their river tubing tour is the one for you!
This awesome half-day tour includes:
The half day tubing tour is a relaxed pace ride with the natural flow of a very unique freshwater creek. There are some fun, small white-water sections and it's perfectly safe as they provide life-jackets and for the most part the river is very shallow water.
Located 45 minutes outside Cairns, on the Behana river, tubing is an activity which is fun for all ages. It involves lounging on a large inflatable ring and cruising down one of Cairns most beautiful rivers. Behana River runs through the rainforests on the outskirts of Cairns, near Gordonville.
The day begins with a beautiful scenic drive, where you see some of Cairns most mesmerizing mountain ranges. The tour leader then meets you and walks you along a dirt track, into the the heart of the forest, where you set up camp for the day by one of the creeks. They supply you with all the equipment for your day of fun ahead. As soon as you're set up and briefed with the plan for the day, you and your group hike to the starting point of the rapids.
Your personal guide for the day sets off first as you begin the tubing adventure. While seated in the tubes and drifting down the river your guide is full of interesting facts and stories about the surrounding area and wildlife within.
The trip consists of relaxing calm flowing rivers where you have the chance to take photos of your group and even a few cheeky selfies, enjoy while you can because soon you will holding on as you fly down the white water rapids. As your tour comes to an end there is one last rapid for you to conquer. Thrill seekers take note there is a rope swing just near the camp where you can swing off the high trees into the fresh water river below. Some advice, things to bring with you for the day: a cooler full of snacks and drinks to relax for the rest of the day to chill out on the banks of the lovely Behana River. A truly fun day for all.
Aussie Drifterz Adventure Tours offers other eco-friendly tours such as "A Classic Aussie Day Tour" and a "Waterfalls and Country Pub Tour"
If this sounds like something you would love to do, come to MAD travel at Nomads Cairns to book!
Author: Nomads Cairns.