Half Day Barron River White Water Adventure

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Scare Yourself Silly

Join Rapid Boarders on the Barron River on a world-class river board for a great afternoon full of extreme adventure on grade 2-3 white water rapids surrounded by tropical rainforest.

Head into the rainforest behind Cairns for and action packed day that will have you plunging face first as you surf the grade 3 rapids of the Barron River on your world class specially designed body board with Leigh (World Championship Competitor) and his white water Rapid Boarder guides very close by.

Our professional white water rafting river guides will teach you everything you need to know and will guide you through the rapids, but by jumping in the driver’s seat of your individual white water river board you can be assured you will walk away feeling exhilarated with a huge sense of achievement.

Rapid Boarders Barron River Half Day Afternoon Tour

Want to spend the afternoon tackling some epic white water rapids at face level?

Then this Cairns adrenaline tour is for you!

Your day commences at 11.30am from your accommodation for your transfer to the Barron River.

The Barron river is only a short 20km drive from the Cairns City area and your starting point is in the Barron River National Park just below the beautiful Barron Falls and the Barron River Hydro Station. 

Hit the River!

Once at the Barron River and geared up in your safety gear, including a life jacket, helmet, wetsuit pants, knee/shin guards and fins our face first Rapid Boarders’ experienced guides will run you through a training session which will teach you the basics in white water and river boarding that you will need to conquer the Barron River rapids.

Our white water rafting guides will teach you how to swim through a rapid, how to use the board and some other tricks and tips.

Once everyone is confident it will be time to take on the rapids!

There are 11 gnarly rapids in this section of the Barron River so your adrenalin will be pumping as you make your way face first on your world class white river board through exciting rapids before conquering the biggest of the day, the Cheese Turn!

Return to Cairns

Your terrifying face first white water rapid experience will have you back at your Cairns accommodation around 3.30 - 4.00pm in time for a good stiff drink so you can relax and relive the days stories as you watch the sun go down behind the rainforest mountains behind Kuranda.

Pictures and video packages available at an extra cost so save yourself the trouble!

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Included In Price

  • Courtesy return transfers from Cairns city
  • Use of a world-class white river board, The Fluid-Anvil
  • All equipment and safety gear including life jacket, helmet, knee and shin guards, wetsuit pants and fins
  • Up to 2 hour on the river
  • Grade2-3 Rapids
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Seasonal Times
  • 1st August - 30th September 2:30pm - 6:30pm
  • 1st October - 31st March 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • 1st April - 31st May 2:30pm - 6:30pm
  • 1st June - 31st July CLOSED
Pickup Locations



Barron River

Months of Operation

October - March

Days of Operation



Barron River Afternoon Session (Seasonal)

Fitness Level Required



Please note that some medical conditions, impairments or disabilities may exclude participants from boarding for safety reasons (eg pregnancy).

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Enclosed shoes for water use
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Rafting Levy to pay on arrival
  • Money for souvenirs, footage or photos
  • Sunscreen

Minimum age is 16, parental consent if under 18 years of age is required

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.

  • Cancellations made less than 72 hours before travel will attract a 50% cancellation fee at the Operator’s discretion.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before travel will attract a 100% cancellation fee and no refund at the Operator’s discretion.
  • Booking rescheduling made less than 72 hours before travel a AU$50 per person re-booking fee (payable immediately upon re-booking).

Barron River White Water Boarding Face First

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Scare Yourself Silly



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

Child: au$160.00
Family: au$640.00

Tour Code: 483



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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