Over 1,000 of the world’s best rafters will travel to the Cassowary Coast for a chance to become the ‘ best of the best’.
Held over 8 days from 13- 20 May 2019, teams from 50 countries will compete through a combination of disciplines that include sprints, head to head, slalom and downriver.
The event will be held on the world-renowned Tully River, on a section of iconic Grade IV water spilling through the world heritage rainforest of Tropical North Queensland.
Food & Beverages
At the event on the Tully River there will be food trucks which you can purchase lunch and snacks at. We encourage you to bring along snacks.
There are many places within Tully, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast Region which you can book accommodation. There is also some Air BNB’s available. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible as we wouldn’t want you to miss out.
All guests and spectators traveling to the event have the opportunity to book airport coach buses, hire cars, Ubers and taxis. Both Cairns Airport and Townsville Airport will have buses specifically running direct routes to Tully. We advise to book your airport transfer as soon as possible.
Parking will be limited so we recommend carpooling or using transport as above.
While you're here
Admire Australia’s own avian icon – The Cassowary
There is no mistaking the cassowary for any other bird. With glossy black plumage, a purple and blue neck and red wattles, its head crowned with a distinctive casque or helmet, this bird is a survivor. It is an evolutionary relic, having first appeared millions of years ago, and is believed by some to be the closest living relative to dinosaurs.Find a cassowary
There are many ways to get wet in Tropical North Queensland, but for sheer exhilaration, nothing beats basking in the spray of a thundering wall of water, and TNQ has more vertical waterways that just about anywhere else in the country.Chase Waterfalls
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