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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$74.90
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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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1 - 5 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never thought I would get myself on something like this - the team were professional and made everyone feel comfortable and safe from the start. Commands were explained simply and to the point and everyone knew exactly what they were meant to do when going...More

2  Thank Josh F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great fun, suitable for beginners

I did the half day Barron river white water rafting and had a great time. Crew was very competent and made everyone feel safe. My guide was Rapunzel (Brian? Braden? Bryce? Can’t remember haha sorry) He was very heroic, saving me with his luscious locks...More

2  Thank Jess L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
White water river rafting FOAMING FURY

White Water rafting on the Barron River with Foaming Fury!! Great Guides Lots of fun a must do while in Port Douglas

1  Thank Elsie865
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
enjoy it

Enjoy it !!! The weather was good that day, and I had the rafting with some other French guys.They were very zealous and we had fun together. Mycoach,Jason is full of zeal and resonsibility.Thanks for everyone's patience and hard work.

1  Thank Ren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jo was a great leader and my family and I had so much fun. I really recommend doing white water rafting. Make sure you give Jo a big bonus!

1  Thank Charlotte T
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Graham E
17 June 2018|
Response from Minh V |
Children from 13 years can do the Barron Gorge Half Day White Water Rafting.
Graham E
17 June 2018|
Response from Elsie865 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Graham haven't go a clue as to what is moon age?
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..:)