Fitzroy Island Adventures
Raging Thunder Adventures is the largest adventure company in Australia. We have a reputation for excellence and have established ourselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism. Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984. Our first commercial trip on the Tully River consisted of three nervous passengers. Since then we have expanded our product range to include a series of adventure tours suitable for all levels of excitement including white water rafting, heli-rafting, sea kayaking, hot air ballooning, trekking, sky diving, 4WD tours, horse riding, and fishing to name but a few. In 2000 we carried over 100,000 adrenaline charged passengers on our various tours, which serves to highlight that adventure tourism is no longer just a special interest activity, and indeed forms the basis of many tour itineraries. We also have a range of extended packages suitable for the independent traveller. These packages incorporate tours throughout the East Coast of Queensland. In November 1998, we launched a new balloon, which is the largest commercial balloon in the world. Raging Thunder Balloon Adventures now has a capacity to carry 110 people per day making it the largest Hot Air Balloon company in the world. Our unique flying conditions provide us with 98% tour reliability. This statistic is unmatched anywhere in the world within the Ballooning industry. Raging Thunder remains at the forefront of ballooning from our in-house pilot training programs to our state of the art equipment, thus ensuring a high level of service and product quality. In January 2000 Raging Thunder Adventures purchased Fitzroy Island, a rainforest covered island only 45 minutes from Cairns. There is an abundance of activities available on Fitzroy Island – trekking, snorkelling, sea kayaking, outrigger canoeing, fishing, diving (certified and Learn To Dive) and much more. The island has since been sold however, Raging Thunder has kept ownership of the Ferry and all activities on the island which include, Fully Guided Sea Kayaking tours, Snorkelling, Beach Hire, Ocean trampoline and many more activities. The Directors of Raging Thunder Adventures have placed great emphasis on safety and training. We have pioneered many of the Swiftwater Rescue procedures and techniques used around the world. Our guides are trained to this high standard which includes Wilderness Medivac training, by our wholly owned subsidiary, Rescue 3 Australia; a franchise of the world renowned Rescue 3 International. The World Heritage listed, wet tropical rainforest is our work bench. Our guides are trained to leave nothing but a footprint and take nothing but photos. The mood of our trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of our tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism. The difference is our dedication to quality and safety.