Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River

The perfect tropical afternoon activity in Cairns is white water rafting in the lush cool rainforests of the Barron Gorge. Jump in our eight-man rafts or our two-man rafts to tackle the 1-3 grade white water rapids.

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Highlights

  • The ‘Kitchen Sink’ ‘S-Bend’ and ‘Cheese Churner’ white water rapids you’ll learn to manoeuvre with joy on this tumbling ancient rainforest-river system!
  • You may find you love negotiating the tumbling rapids in a half day tour so have a chat with our tour specialist about tackling an all-day rafting adventure next time around!

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap yourself geared up with white water rafting helmet and vest gear. The rainforest gorge in your backdrop is estimated to be over a million years old!

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Begin your White Water Rafting Adventure

From your accommodation, you’ll join a welcoming bus ride bound for the refreshing waters of the Barron Gorge National Park. Along the journey, your hosts will explain a couple of safety tips, and the best white water manoeuvers to enrich your experience. They also share some intriguing facts about the World Heritage rainforest, the rare wildlife that resides there, and the woven indigenous legends.

From the stunning shores of Lake Placid, to the crystal-clear streams of Barron River, you’ll embark on a sensational wild exploration! River shoes are available too, if you don’t want to get your own wet on holiday. 

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Included In Price

  • Rafting equipment
  • All tuition (no experience necessary)
  • Return transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Enjoy up to two hours rafting on up to grade 3 rapids
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns (Daily): Pick up at approx 2pm | Return 5.30pm
  • Port Douglas (Daily): Pick up at approx 1.15pm | Return 6.30pm
  • Cairns (Seasonal): Pick up at approx 8.45am | Return 1.00pm
  • Port Douglas (Seasonal): Pick up at approx 8.00am | Return 2.00pm
Departure Instructions

Please wait out the front of your accommodation for pick up

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Barron River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

Half Day - approx 2 hours of White Water Rafting

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Cash for drinks and snacks & river tax
  • Change of Clothes
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.

Child Policy

Minimum age 12 years

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.

  • 50% refund within 48 hours of departure.
  • No refund within 24 hours of departure
Additional Information

Pay on board River and Rafting Levy $30 per person

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
The perfect tropical afternoon activity in Cairns is white water rafting in the lush cool rainforests of the Barron Gorge. Jump in our eight-man rafts or our two-man rafts to tackle the 1-3 grade white water rapids.

Read More

Highlights

  • The ‘Kitchen Sink’ ‘S-Bend’ and ‘Cheese Churner’ white water rapids you’ll learn to manoeuvre with joy on this tumbling ancient rainforest-river system!
  • You may find you love negotiating the tumbling rapids in a half day tour so have a chat with our tour specialist about tackling an all-day rafting adventure next time around!

Perfect Selfie

  • Snap yourself geared up with white water rafting helmet and vest gear. The rainforest gorge in your backdrop is estimated to be over a million years old!

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Begin your White Water Rafting Adventure

From your accommodation, you’ll join a welcoming bus ride bound for the refreshing waters of the Barron Gorge National Park. Along the journey, your hosts will explain a couple of safety tips, and the best white water manoeuvers to enrich your experience. They also share some intriguing facts about the World Heritage rainforest, the rare wildlife that resides there, and the woven indigenous legends.

From the stunning shores of Lake Placid, to the crystal-clear streams of Barron River, you’ll embark on a sensational wild exploration! River shoes are available too, if you don’t want to get your own wet on holiday. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Rafting equipment
  • All tuition (no experience necessary)
  • Return transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Enjoy up to two hours rafting on up to grade 3 rapids
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns (Daily): Pick up at approx 2pm | Return 5.30pm
  • Port Douglas (Daily): Pick up at approx 1.15pm | Return 6.30pm
  • Cairns (Seasonal): Pick up at approx 8.45am | Return 1.00pm
  • Port Douglas (Seasonal): Pick up at approx 8.00am | Return 2.00pm
Departure Instructions

Please wait out the front of your accommodation for pick up

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Barron River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

Half Day - approx 2 hours of White Water Rafting

What to Bring
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Cash for drinks and snacks & river tax
  • Change of Clothes
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.

Child Policy

Minimum age 12 years

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.

  • 50% refund within 48 hours of departure.
  • No refund within 24 hours of departure
Additional Information

Pay on board River and Rafting Levy $30 per person

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
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