Barron River Rafting Grade 3 Rafting for 2 hours

This White water rafting Cairns tour is a half-day action-packed on the Barron River.  Pick up from your hotel is at approximately 2 pm, returning you at 5 pm, for 2 hours of grade 3 rafting and loads of fun along the way.

The cost from Cairns is $153 and from Port Douglas $135.  There is also a $30 rafting levy to pay on the day of your tour.

The rafts carry up to seven people and are a fun and excellent activity with friends and family.

About the Barron River

The Barron River starts its way in the Atherton Tablelands and flows through Kuranda, cascading down the 260 metres of the spectacular Barron Falls.

Barron River Rafting

Join us for this Half Day Rafting Barron River tour in the Barron Gorge National Park.  This tour is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns (40 minutes exPort Douglas).

Barron Gorge National Park is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the mighty Barron Falls.  Barron Gorge has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

The rafts follow the river’s flow as it snakes its way down from the mountains.

Enjoy this scenic rafting and rainforest adventure, combining calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.

White  Water rafting cairns is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting.  It’s fun, exciting, and suitable for all the family.  Enjoy up to two hours of rafting up to grade 3 rapids.

Our rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide.  No experience is necessary.

Let our guides entertain you on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year-round!

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Experience the thrill and spills of white water rafting.

  • Depart Hotel approximately 2.00pm
  • Barron River White Water Rafting
  • Return Hotel approximately 5.30pm
  • Return transfers from Cairns Accommodation  (additional costs apply for transfers from Palm Cove and Port Douglas)
  • 2 Hours White Water Rafting on rapids up to grade 3
  • All Tuition
  • Safety equipment
  • River Guides (professional and certified),
  • Stunning Rainforest and ravines of Barron Gorge National Park

Shoe Hire, Snacks and Souvenir Photos

  • Your ticket to board
  • Cash/credit card for optional extras and Pay onboard Levy
  • A cap or sun visor able to be worn under your safety helmet
  • Water-resistant 15 + sunscreen but do not apply to the back of your legs
  • Please have your swimming costume on when before arriving at Barron River Rafting
  • Towel and a change of clothes
  • Closed footwear is mandatory – lace-up shoes or sandals that will get wet (limited shoe hire available at an additional cost).
  • Some money for photos and souvenirs.
  • Extra t-shirt or rash vest to wear under your life vest to prevent sunburn.
  • Enthusiasm for an Awesome day

A pick-up from Cairns accommodation houses is included in this Barron River Rafting tour.

Self Drivers can make their way to the pickup point at Lake Placid.

The minimum age to participate in Barron River Rafting is 12 years.

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Half Day Rafting Barron River

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