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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$73.10
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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
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 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience with knowledgeable guide, Jordan. Funny as too. Safety is a priority while you have fun. Getting wet is what it's all about! Give it a go!

1  Thank Chippy194
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Brilliant experience

My two teenagers and I did the white water rafting down Barron Gorge and it was brilliant. I think I’ve found my new favourite outdoor activity and can’t wait to do it again.

1  Thank Jac_6SMG
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic fun and spectacular scenery

Extremely well-organised activity. The three of us had a great introduction to white water rafting. The guide was brilliant - great balance between instruction, humour, and knowledge of the surroundings/nature. The rafting was exciting without being terrifying and the guide took the time to ensure...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very apprehensive about doing this , but my husband booked the four of us and insisted I tried it ! I’m so glad he did , the guys were very well organised and great fun . They made all instructions clear and made...More

1  Thank theTaitfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
"This isn't Kansas Anymore" Rafting Trip

We had the best time white-water rafting! The things that made it so fun were the quality of our guide and the overall knowledge of the rafting company. It was pretty crazy a few times, but it wasn't to our guide... he knew what was...More

2  Thank Jason R
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Graham E
17 June 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
12 yrs
Graham E
17 June 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Hi graham , if you mean minimum age it is 12 yrs 😄
4 May 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..:)