Wildside Adventures
Wildside Adventures
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River Rafting & TubingScuba & SnorkellingAdrenaline & Extreme ToursSkydivingWater Sports
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Take a paddle on the Wildside in your own Sports Raft. The pristine whitewater of Coachable Creek and the mighty Tully River have only been paddled by a few in sports rafts, so join the team from Wildside and feel the intimacy of nature and the thrills of adventure. Snacks and a light lunch included!
Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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David B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very experience, Tourguide and a lot of fun down the river, but at this time of the year we did get eaten alive by March flies – not worth it for the five days of scratching bites afterwards. Only attempt this if you have a full body gimp suit at this time of the year, unless you like swatting the whole time and then scratching…
Written 25 October 2023
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AnnaB
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We did the half day trip and it was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Expect to end up in the water at some point so wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet.
Written 25 September 2023
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Greta W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were two 72 year olds with good health and fair fitness. With great instruction we embarked on an awesome experience. Exhausted but still smiling even though we did fall out at one stage. But with the help from the instructor we were off and running again. Great experience
Written 23 September 2023
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a w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you're looking for an exciting adventure for family with young kids in Cairns, I highly recommend Wildside Adventures. My experience with this company was truly great, and it was all thanks to our amazing coach team, John and Ashley, as well as the manager Allan, who had taken great effort and made arrangement for our family to make it happened.

John and Ashley made us feel welcome and excited for the day ahead. They were experienced, friendly As we have young kids coming with us, they always put safety first. They made sure we were properly equipped with gear and gave us a thorough safety briefing before we hit the rapids.

John and Ashley were excellent at navigating the raft and keeping us safe, while also making sure we had a blast. Throughout the trip, they shared interesting facts about the surrounding landscape and wildlife, making the experience even more enjoyable and educational for kids.

Overall, I would highly recommend Sports Rafting to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in Cairns. And if you're lucky enough to have John and Ashley as your coach, you're in for a real treat! They truly made our day one we'll never forget.
Written 6 August 2023
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Ryan M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had such a great day on the Tully Gorge with Wildside!

If you’re looking for a safe and exciting adventure that puts you in the heart of nature, look no further. Ashlea and John were very thorough when it came to the safety briefing, before heading down the Tully Gorge.

Through a series of 16 different rapids (each one different from the next), the birds and butterflies followed us down the river the whole way, while we took in all the sights, smells and sounds. This tour will spark your adrenaline and tickles all the senses and should not be missed if you’re in the Mission Beach and surrounding area.

Very reasonably priced, with friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff has us giving this trip all the stars it deserves. A big thanks to Allen for setting this up and making us feel like family the whole way through.

Thank you Wildside, we will be back for sure!
Written 31 May 2023
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Ella W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had a fantastic half day out on this tour! It was our first time doing anything like this but the guides were very helpful! The views were incredible, a very fun experience and the guides were exceptional! Would highly recommend to everyone
Written 17 May 2023
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ingebeth2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
What an experience! Woaw! We loved it! The rafting was so much fun and you get a great view from the river of the nature around you as well!
The instructur was very clear when giving information and we were not worried if any Thing went wrong!
Big recommendation :D
Written 14 February 2023
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carol c
Coventry, UK171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We booked for this with our two grandsons aged 9 and 11, we are in our sixties, and none of us had any experience. Our leader Leon was great, as were the two other guides Tash and Ash. The other people who were on the trip were clearly more experienced. Would i do it again? Absolutely not. For us oldies the trip was beyond us, we had neither the skill or technique required to advance through quite turbulent water (grade 2/3) of the rapids, fortunately we had already made the decision to ask the instructors to take one grandson each, which was a wise decision. We made it through the first quite gentle rapid, but at the next one the ‘Washing Machine’ we came off almost immediately and then were pulled pushed and shoved for a long time being bounced of rocks, pulled into eddies, the flow was so fast we could get into the recovery position, eventually we were rescued, but I was pooped, cut bruised and with a swollen knee and ankle. One of my grandson’s and his instructor also came out of the boat on the same rapid, but he was quickly rescued by her.
At that point we wanted to stop, but …….You can’t get off!
So we managed to get to the end, me squeezed in the middle of the instructor and my younger 9 year old grandson. At the end it was clear that everyone else had a great time, and I stress we were looked after, but there is a moral here, please don’t do this if you haven’t done this before and are older adults, more importantly do not have young children in your boat if you are inexperienced or a greenhorn! Always put them with a instructor. If they had been in our boats, neither my husband and I could have rescued my grandchildren we couldn’t save ourselves. Moreover both grandsons were scared we were going to die and this frightened them. Can’t fault Leon, Tash and Ash for looking after us once we were rescued, and the other group who were experienced has a fab time. But we learnt a valuable lesson, and I dread to think what might have happened had we had one grandson each in our two man boat.
Written 19 January 2023
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Steven W
St. Albert, Canada10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I took the inflatable kayak trip down the river in November. Unfortunately the water levels were low. We did spend a lot of time pushing the kayaks off the river rocks. But I did enjoy the trip. It was fun being out on the River and rolling down the rapids. The water is very warm so it’s not intimidating to get wet or step out of the kayak to cool off. The trip was a good physical workout so this activity is not for the fickle. It’s a solid upper body workout that leaves you breathless at times especially when your kayak gets lodged between two rocks in a set of rapids. So if you have a bad back or sore knees, don’t try this. The rapids are scary to look at but really are not that difficult to run. Just point the boat into the main channel and paddle hard. It is surprisingly easy and fun if you hit the fast water head on. Overall I loved the excursion. It was a good workout and definitely an adrenaline rush.
Written 26 November 2022
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Kate
Emerald, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Thanks to John and Rhett for such a great experience! Only a small group so we each had our own kayak. They made us feel super safe while ensuring we got to get wet and experience the white water. Got the heart racing in a beautiful location would definitely recommend for adventurous beginners. Thank you!
Written 14 October 2022
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