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
FromAUD $133
Levy $25 included
Check Availability
Instant confirmation

What's Included

  • Up to 2.5 to 3 hours white water rafting
  • All instructions - no experience necessary (most of your fellow rafters will have never rafted before)
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip
  • All accommodation transfers
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round



The Barron River Half Day Tour is the ultimate introduction to white water rafting. Join exhilarating rafting adventure for two hours of white water rafting, conquering grade 3 rapids.


The rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide, so you'll enjoy a sense of team spirit with your fellow rafters and no experience is necessary!


Let the guides entertain you on this spectacular river, with interesting facts about rafting and the surrounding area. What's more on this trip you are guaranteed water levels year round - so you can go whenever!


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. 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 rush on the white water rapids. 

An experienced guide will join us on this eco-adventure through the Barron Gorge National Park. With 8 people per raf (including the instructor), we will be tackling grade 2 and grade 3 rapids. Make sure to strike a pose at the infamous Rooster Tail for an action shot picture! 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
  • Sunscreen
  • Ticket


Please note

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

Select date and time to book
Choose date
Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  1. This tour is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

  2. By booking this tour you confirm that you do not have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to participate

  3. If you have a medical condition and/or you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult a medical practitioner before participating

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations or changes more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost
  • Changes to date made within 24 hours of departure: $15 change fee

Read full supplier's terms & conditions

Location map

Raging Thunder
59-63 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


FromAUD $133
Levy $25 included
Check Availability
Instant confirmation
Why book with us?
  • No booking fees
  • 100% secure payments
  • No membership required
  • Best selected activities
Check Availability