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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$71.87
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Cairns & Beaches Pick UpMost Popular
Pick up from Cairns and the Northern Beaches
Self Drive
Self Drive to Lake Placid Car Park
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Pick up from Port Douglas
The lush rain forest, sweeping gorges, and dramatic cliffs of 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 Class 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 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 rain forest. Glide downstream, picking up speed as you pass over Class II and III rapids, and tackle tricky river passages with the help of your guide.

Afterward, return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Reviews (115)
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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic whole-family fun with fab guides and amazing scenery

This activity ticks all our boxes -- thrilling for the teen boys, with enough calm moments for the nature lovers to take in the stunning scenery and lots of laughs. We were picked up in town by Carlos, Shaun, Kyle and Jordan who proved to...More

Thank JamHazelnut
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun rafting through the rapids and a good swim too! The water was beautiful.

Rafting down the river through beautiful scenery was a delight. The topsey turvey rides through a succession of rapids with water gushing and roaring down and between the rocks, was fun, wet and full of squeals and laughter. My wife and I had a great...More

Thank alanandjen2018
Reviewed 6 days ago
Oh how awesome!!

What an amazing way to spend an afternoon, rafting with Jason is a day we won’t forget. Beautiful views as we negotiated the rapids, a quick dip in the water, and then rafting through the rapids followed by a serene paddle to our destination. If...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
great activity

When we went to kunranda rainforest we had no idea what to do, only to take the skyrail and train. This activity provides a great opportunity to interact with rainforest. great view and awesome staff. Thank you Ben and other fantastic guys in the same...More

Thank Roam821948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Such a great time!!! A must do! Andy the rafting guide was GREAT!

Had an absolute blast!!! Such a fun day! A must do for all people!!! Our tour guide was great and the atmosphere was very fun!

Thank Rose B
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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..:)