Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River | River Tubing | Cairns Half Day Family Tour

Tour Code: 161

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Simply-Awesome Fun
  • Manoeuvring the cascading rapids and meandering down sun-dappled streams, you’ll no doubt adore both!
  • This delightful tour is the perfect combination of soothing exhilaration, with an enchanting rapid 2 river adventure. And if your adrenaline seeking side takes over, why not talk to your tour operator about a higher category white water rafting experience?
  • Just before you enter the shallow banks on this tour, snap yourself with helmet, ready for nature’s own exhilarating theme park ride on the glistening Mulgrave River!

Included In Price

  • 2 Hours River Tubing
  • Minimum of Two Professional Certified Guides per Tour
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Small Snack
  • Tuition and safety equipment
  • Return Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove
  • Float on professional high quality twin chamber tubes

Save $10.00 on Our Behana Gorge River Tubing Family Package Deal. If you’re keen to see some of the most beautiful freshwater creeks and rainforest locations around Cairns while having fun and an adventure at the same time, then our Behana Gorge River tubing tour is perfect for you!

This half day river tubing tour from Cairns will take you to either Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River (depending on conditions) where you’ll enjoy two hours of river tubing over grade 1 and 2 rapids in beautifully scenic natural surroundings.

Behana Gorge OR Mulgrave River depending on water level

Let The Behana Gorge River Tubing Adventure Begin

Perfect for solo travellers, groups, families, and friends young and old, this new Cairns river tubing tour is ‘the most fun you can have while floating’ – no previous experience required!

Our Behana Gorge tours are usually conducted in the morning however an afternoon trip is available pending demand and guest numbers. Just another fun thing to do in Cairns! 

Cairns’ original half day river tubing tour is ‘the most fun you can have while floating’! Travelling to either Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River, you will spend two fun and delightful hours soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest and the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Perfect any time of the year, the Green Season is particularly amazing as there is more water in the creeks and the weather is warmer so it’s a perfect way to cool down.

Cairns Rainforest River Tubing is a fun, safe water activity and you’ll be provided with tuition and all necessary safety equipment to ensure you’re comfortable and confident in the water.

You will be picked up from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation bright and early at 7:45am for your half day tour floating down a pristine creek surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

The journey from Cairns to Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River is approximately 40 minutes and once on the water you will have 2 hours of river tubing to enjoy before the journey home.

Floating down with the calm currents on a professional, high-quality, twin-chamber tube you will tackle some fun grade 1 and grade 2 rapids, enough for a bit of fun and excitement but nothing too scary or serious for kids or less water-confident people.

A minimum of two professional, certified river guides are present on every tour to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time throughout the day.

Behana Gorge

A bit of a local’s secret, Behana Gorge is a truly stunning location made up of a beautifully clear freshwater creek coursing its way through lush tropical rainforest as it flows down from the mountaintops, marked by huge, smooth boulders along the way.

An archway of tree branches above the lower portion of the creek forms a natural tunnel and provides shade and a perfect place to get a few holiday photos to make your friends back home jealous.

Mulgrave River

The Mulgrave River is another beautiful waterway that traces its way through the rainforest between the cane farms south of Cairns.

The river provides small, fun rapids and a beautiful natural backdrop for the day. If Behana Creek does not have enough water the tour will run on the Mulgrave River.

Journey Back To Your Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches holiday Accommodation

Once you and your river tubing group have made their way back to the bus, you'll enjoy a morning tea of juice and biscuits before jumping back onboard the coach and making your way back to Cairns.

River tubing on the Mulgrave River is a safe, exciting way to view some of the off the beaten track areas of the beautiful Cairns landscapes and we're sure you'll arrive back at your accommodation wanting more!

Suggestion: Check out a selection of more extreme white water rafting tours and combo package deals for the adrenaline or adventure junkie

Departs From


Departure Time
  • Morning Tour: 7:45am Pickup - Returns 12:00noon
  • Afternoon Tour: 1:45pm Pickup - Returns 6:00pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Complimentary transfers from Cairns CBD, Palm Cove and Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Behana Gorge OR Mulgrave River depending on water level
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 hours Total with 2 hours River Tubing

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Photos
  • Shoe hire available
  • Waterproof Spray Jacket hire available
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Every participant must sign a Liability Release Form prior to commencing tubing. Guests under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a Liability Release Form on their behalf. 
  • Rapid grade description:
  • Grade 1: Rapids are small to regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognise and negotiate. Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers.
  • Grade 2: Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends. The passage is easy to recognise and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches, or log jams.
  • Valuables should be left at your accommodation.
Eco Certifications
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
  • A smile on your dial and a sense of adventure. Please wear your swimming costume under your clothes and bring a towel and a spare change of clothes. Please leave all of your jewellery at your accommodation.
  • To wear secure shoes. Footwear with a heel strap must be worn and hire shoes are available, if you don't want to get your shoes wet.

  • Minimum age 5 years
  • Child price is for children 5-11 years old. Children aged 12 and above must pay adult price.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

50% refund if cancelled within 48 hours.

No refund if cancelled within 24 hours.

Behana Gorge or Mulgrave River | River Tubing | Cairns Half Day Family Tour

Tour Code: 161

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Simply-Awesome Fun



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$75.00
Family: au$338.00

Tour Code: 161



12 yrs & over

5 - 11 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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