Whitewater Rafting Cairns | Barron River Half Day Cairns Tour

Tour Code: 30

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

  • The scenery of Barron Gorge is simply breathtaking with the surrounding lush green rainforests and wildlife that are all around. 
  • White water rafting in Cairns and Barron Gorge gives you a taste of what it is like to feel the adrenaline rush of white water rapids.
  • A half day white water rush in the Barron Gorge in Cairns is the prefect introduction to a full day of screaming adventure at the next level on the Tully River in Mission Beach. 

Included In Price

  • Raft through World Heritage Rainforest
  • Grade 2 and 3 rapids
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from accommodation (except self drive option)
  • Safety equipment – life jacket and helmet

A great afternoon activity in the tropics of Cairns is riding a raft down the white water rapids of the Barron Gorge. The rainforest scenery is beautiful and the ancient granite boulders in the canyon make the rafting a challenge. A perfect activity for families with children 13 years of age.

Bring your family or bring your friends for a nice cool afternoon in the rainforests outside Cairns for some Grade 2 & 3 white water rafting adventure. The Barron Gorge is just 20 minutes from Cairns and offers beautiful rainforest scenery with huge granite boulders in the river's canyons that you need to navigate your raft around as the waters rush down from the water release at the top of the gorge.   

Whilst you are rock-hopping, the rafting guide will point out things of interest and share some fascinating facts about the primitive plant life and native Australian animals that live in these rainforests.

Children must be 13 years of age and under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent for safety reasons.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Pick up from Cairns from 2:00pm (approx) - Returns to Cairns at 6:00pm (approx)
  • Pick up from Northern Beaches from 1:45pm (approx) - Returns to Cairns at 5:45pm (approx)
Departure Instructions

Self Drive option: meeting point at Lake Placid Car Park (pre-bookings essential)

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove

Barron River

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire

Digital photos available for purchase

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Additional Information
  • Cancellation & Refunds: 100% cancellation fee applies if cancelled 48 hours prior to departure date/time
  • Pay on board fee: $25 per person ($30 per person as 01/04/17) for insurance charges, land management agency prescribed daily client fee, water release fees, transfer costs, GST and administration charges is payable on the day of travel.
Eco Certifications
Nature Tourism Certified
  • Wear the same clothes you would wear to the beach as you will definitely get wet, board shorts are recommended for both guys and girls. Make sure you bring a towel and a set of dry clothes to change into after your rafting adventure.
  • It is recommended you apply sunscreen before you go rafting, but don’t apply this to the back of your legs (as rubber and sunscreen make for a slippery combination) or above your eyes.
  • You will need to wear secure footwear which will not come off your foot while rafting such as running shoes or sandals with an ankle strap. If you don’t have suitable footwear (or don’t want yours to get wet) we have sandals for hire at Raging Thunder HQ, which we stop at before we go rafting.

  • Minimum age: 13 years (Under 18 years must travel with a guardian or parent)
  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant

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.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

We require 24 hours or more notice of any cancellations or amendments to travel date. Lack of 24hour prior notice will result in a 100% cancellation fee.

Whitewater Rafting Cairns | Barron River Half Day Cairns Tour

Tour Code: 30

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove



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

Tour Code: 30



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

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