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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$72.82
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Tour options (3)
Cairns & Beaches Pick Up
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Pick up from Cairns and the Northern Beaches
From US$79.44
Self Drive
Self Drive to Lake Placid Car Park
From US$72.82
Port Douglas Pick Up
Pick up from Port Douglas
From US$94.16
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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 (123)
1 - 5 of 118 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Good time on the Barron River

My husband and I went white water river rafting and we had a good experience overall. Our guide Tristan was absolutely fantastic and did everything he could to make our experience awesome. The rapids were overall pretty small and it would have been nice to...More

Thank malavikam2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Super Fun Rafting Day!!!

My First time rafting and was awesome, much more fun than I expected. Guide Joe was great, really nice guy, fun e knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lamicai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome water rafting adventure

Had an absolute ball rafting with Foaming Fury in Cairns. Our guide Jason was amazing and kept us laughing the whole time. They picked us up at the exact time and the whole adventure was run seamlessly. Will definitely recommend them to anyone visiting Cairns!!!

Thank Angiebange
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile
Great experience!

Had a great afternoon. Our first experience of white water rafting. The team worked hard to ensure we had a great time with our safety at the forefront. Ben was our leader ..... he deserves to stay in Oz! Would definitely recommend this experience.

1  Thank katyw874
Reviewed 3 November 2018
Satisfied Customer

Enjoyed going white water rafting for the first time at 56 years old, 96 kg with some health issues. Andy was a great guide and quite patient. It was a bit hard to enjoy the serenity of the river however as you do need to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Debarg
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17 June 2018|
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Response from foamingfury | Property representative |
12 yrs
17 June 2018|
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Response from foamingfury | 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..:)