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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White-Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

  • High-adrenaline white-water rafting experience
  • Spectacular views of the Barron Gorge from the water
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for complete beginners
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White-Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
From US$74.44
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Self Drive
Self Drive to Lake Placid Car Park
Cairns & Beaches Pick Up
Pick up from Cairns and the Northern Beaches
Port Douglas Pick Up
Pick up from Port Douglas
The lush rainforest, sweeping gorges, and dramatic cliffs of the Barron Gorge National Park provide a spectacular backdrop for a rafting adventure. On this tour, cruise down the Barron River on a white-water rafting excursion and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over grade II and III rapids.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a short transfer to Lake Placid in the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival, get suited up in your safety gear, listen to the safety briefing, and learn the basics of paddling and balancing the raft.

Once you’re ready, climb aboard and set out along the Barron River. Admire the stunning scenery as you paddle through the Barron Gorge, beneath soaring cliffs, steep ravines, and dense rainforest. Glide downstream, picking up speed as you pass over Grade II and III rapids, and tackle tricky river passages with the help of your guide.

After around two hours on the water, return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great experience for the young ones

We did the family rafting tour due to having a number of kids too young to do any of the other rafting tours. Great introduction to rafting even though most of the trip was getting the kids used to the water and less scared about...More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Stunning scenery with white water adventure for the family

Our family including 3 kids (one almost ‘12’) spent an awesome afternoon rafting on the Baron river with Foaming Fury. The low cloud in the forest and light drizzle added to the Jurassic world atmosphere (and kept us from overheating!). Our guide Kyle was a...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good time, our guide was very professionel and made the trip fun. Good for first time river rafting.

1  Thank ChristinaHvid
Reviewed 1 week ago
memorable experience

very organised from the beginning. our family (ranging in ages) thoroughly enjoyed our day. we were kyle's 'team awesome'! - he explained the safety side very well and continued this throughout the afternoon. this did not detract from the fun - we had a lot...More

1  Thank Dionne F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fun and Carlos was a good instructor, recommended to anyone who wants a day out with a bit of a laugh

2  Thank Danieleech
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Graham E
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
12 yrs
Graham E
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Hi graham , if you mean minimum age it is 12 yrs 😄
May 3, 2018|
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Response from 389glenne | Reviewed this property |
The temp in Cairns will be 21 to 25 Celsius. The water temp will be as, sylviastock said, nice. You'll be having too much fun to worry about the water temp...enjoy..:)