Foaming Fury
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HALF DAY BARRON RIVER - The Barron River half day tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It's fun, exciting and exhilarating, Let the guides entertain you on this spectacular river! Spend the afternoon on the water whilst taking in scenic views of the rainforest within the Barron Gorge National Park. Raft in 8 person rafts with your guide taking you on a journey to remember. Only 20 minutes traveling time from Cairns. Enjoy the trills of up to grade 3 rapids. The Barron River half day tour is the ultimate experience for those with limited time and would like to participate in the thrills of white water.
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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2023

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Dennis L
Stevensville, MT268 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
The guides were great and the experience was exhilarating. Big tubes with bottom inserts and sturdy handles. The only negative was having to stop the bus for 20 minutes so everyone could register on-line before we left internet coverage. And several people needed help with the process. Go back to old fashioned paper on clipboards, which require not connections.
Written February 3, 2024
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Thank you for your feedback. Seems like the tour on the water was the best part of the day ,as it should be. However, every guest needs to do their safety waiver for the tour and some guests may need help if they cant complete the checkin sent from the day before. We do this to eliminate paper waste and as a certified eco approved business, we do strive to be as friendly to our environment as possible. Thank you again :)
Written February 16, 2024
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Nicola W
York, UK163 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
RIVER TUBING
The experience itself was very good though we had issues with the organisation. We were told the pickup time was 7am. When we got to the pickup location we rang the helpline to double check we were in the right place and were told the pickup was 7.48am, then they didn't arrive till 8.20am. The girl on the bus was very rude and off hand. Without welcoming us she demanded in a rather agressive manner "who is settling your bill today" given we had already paid we were quite shocked by this. She was referring to the river charge which we were aware of. She used the same manner with others that joined at the next pick up location. We also had not been sent the email waiver form we should have completed before the trip, so had to do that on her tablet.

Once all on board she then proceeded to put the fear of god into us as to what was likely to happen to us. We would fall in, they would drag us out by the straps on the life vest,etc by the time she finished we thought we had signed up for the most horredous white water rafting experience and were seriously thinking about not going. (we were booked on the river tubing.) A number of people spoke to us and said the same. The girls also advised me not to take my waterproof camera as it was likely to get smashed on the rocks. As it happened we actually had a really enjoyable day and I was very disappointed not to have taken my camera as I could have got some lovely photos. I don't believe anyone fell in on the trip and there were over 50 of us. Far from the bleak picture the girl had painted, it was a nice leisurely experience.

Facilities wise there is nothing. When you finish you are basically on the edge of the road and there is nowhere to change, so you end up getting on the bus wrapped in your towel, wet. Luckily I had a bikini on - tip for the ladies - and managed to change my bottom half. My top half had only got a bit splashed so was able to put a dry t-shirt on top.
Written January 26, 2024
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Hi Nicola. Thank you for your detailed feedback. I have passed this onto our management team to look into. If you wish for further assistance, please email us at info@cairnsadventuregroup.com.au.
Written February 16, 2024
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Psych n Stats T... C
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Such fun! Morning tubing on Little Mulgrave River. Friendly, fun, attentive staff. Lots of laughs for the Littlies and adults; wonderful scenery~ brought back memories of young days on a tractor tube ~:-)
Written January 17, 2024
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It is a fun time with us on tour! Thank you for your review :)
Written February 16, 2024
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Tim S
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
We decided to book the Mulgrave River Tubing trip in January-2024. It was Fantastic for our family. We have a mix of adventurous and non-adventurous people in our family, this tubing trip was great for all involved as it something that we all enjoyed. The staff were great, equipment was reliable and up to standard.
We would highly recommend. : -)
Written January 13, 2024
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Looks like you had a great time with us Tim! Happy to hear and hope you come back again :)
Written February 16, 2024
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Anh N
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Extremely beautiful and excellent services ❤️. Highly recommend for cairn's trip. Love every single view on the river ❤️ 💖 ❣️ 💕
Written January 11, 2024
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Cracker of a review! Thank you!
Written February 16, 2024
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Daniel C
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Completed a river tubing day with an alternate itinerary due to the damages of cyclone Jasper, despite this it was a great day with awesome and helpful guides - big ups to Bruce and the boys !
Written January 9, 2024
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Thank you for coming along due to the change of itinerary!
Written February 16, 2024
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Michael L
Cincinnati, OH3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We had booked a full day Cape Tribulation / Rainforest tour, but due to the terrible damage done by Cyclone Jasper, our itinerary was modified. No worries - our tour guide, Oscar, was terrific and we enjoyed the Barron River Gorge, Port Douglass, a crocodile river cruise, and a cool drive through the rainforest. Great trip
Written January 7, 2024
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Thank you for your review and understanding in regards to the recent troubles caused from the cyclone. Very happy to hear that you had a fantastic day with us!
Written February 16, 2024
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Todd G
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
What a great experience. We did a half day tubing trip. The rapids were higher than normal given the recent cyclone, but the team at Cairns Adventure Group took care of us. They gave us all the gear, helped us when we needed it and were very friendly from start to finish. Great family activity for an afternoon and highly recommended.
Written December 27, 2023
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Very happy to hear you had all the help you needed on tour and had such a great time!
Written February 16, 2024
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nancy d
Dalton, PA30 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We were the second rafting trip after the cyclone and had to change rivers to little milgrave. Access to Barron was blocked.

Liv and team did a great job keeping everyone safe and having a fun time.
Do it.
Cheers
Written December 26, 2023
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Thanks for joining us and helping local businesses like this is a big help after such a big cyclone!
Written February 16, 2024
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John B
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
10/10 cannot recommend enough! Beautiful views and loads of fun

Joe and Emma were super dope bus pals. Also, Luigi and Jordan were awesome tour guides and boat buddies.
Written December 11, 2023
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Thank you for the 5 stars!
Written February 16, 2024
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