Barron River White Water Rafting Adventure

Power down the mighty Barron River and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the surrounding rainforests!

Cairns, Australia
4 hrs
Start time
14:00 pm
Pick up & Drop off
Minimum age
13 yrs
Fitness level
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Levy $25 included
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  • Up to 2.5 to 3 hours White Water Rafting
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
  • All instructions - no experience necessary (most of your fellow rafters will have never rafted before)
  • All accommodation transfers



The Barron River Half Day Tour is the ultimate introduction to White Water Rafting. Join the tour and take in stunning scenery. It is exciting and exhilarating. Enjoy up to two hours of white water rafting, conquering up to grade 3 rapids.


The rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. No experience necessary.


Let the guides entertain you on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year round!


Barron Gorge National Park 


The stunning Barron Gorge National Park is located at only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns. Its untamed rainforest mountains, its steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, the stunning Barron Gorge will leave you breathless. The Barron Gorge has been naturally carved out over several thousands of years by the Barron River.


This will be the setting of our half day white water rafting tour. The ebb and flow of the Barron River. It winds its way down, starting from the mountains all the way down to the Coral Sea. Don't miss out on this scenic rafting adventure passing rugged rainforest. You will have time to relax and admire the scenery during calm water floating. But you will also feel the adrenaline rushing through your body on a series of white water rapids. 

An experienced guide will join us on this eco-adventure through the Barron Gorge National Park. With 8 people per raft, we will be tackling grade 2 and grade 3 rapids. Make sure to strike a pose at the infamous Rooster Tail. An action picture will be taken there. Try out raft surfing (dependent on water levels) and enjoy a refreshing swim in Lake Placid.




We will leave Cairns at 14:00 pm for a 30-minute drive up the Barron Gorge Valley. 

After reaching the top of the river, we get some time to gear up with life jackets, paddles and helmets 
We will then start our adventure and raft from below Barron River Power Station down a series of grade 2 and grade 3 rapids

After conquering the last rapid, a short paddle will take us to Lake Placid
Time to relax! At the end of our adventure, we will arrive at our afternoon tea location for a coffee or tea. There you can view and purchase the action photos of the day. 

We will get back in Cairns at approximately 18:00 pm.



What to bring

  • Lace up shoes (Shoes available for hire)
  • Dry clothes (to change after the trip) / towel
  • Suncreen
  • Ticket


Please note

  • Departs Cairns & Northern Beaches daily at 14:00 pm.
  • Returns Approx 18:00 pm

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Min age 13 years old

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour departs are entitled to a full refund 

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