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The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns (40 minutes ex-Port Douglas).

It’s known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

This is where we do our half day white water rafting tour, on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea.

This is a scenic rafting / rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.

All the time being Guided by your experienced River Guide.

Feel the rush of white water rafting within the awesome wilderness of  Australia’s tropical rainforests.

Tour Highlights

  • Upto 2 hours White-water Rafting
  • Grade 2 and 3 Rapids
  • 8 Person inflatable Raft
  • All equipment included
  • Safety Training

Tour Inclusions

  • Up to 2 hours rafting through Barron Gorge National Park
  • Return air-conditioned coach transfers from your accommodation
  • Rafting Safety equipment – life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip

Very Important Information

Liability Release Form:

  • Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Medical Conditions:

  • Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons, e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.

Pay on Board Rafting Levy:

  • Pay on board raft levy of $30.00 per person

Prepare for your trip:

  • Bring your ticket and POB levy (payment cash or credit card)
  • Wear swimming costume under your clothes
  • Bring a large towel
  • Bring enough money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Leave all jewellery and valuables at your accommodation
  • Bring a change of clothes
  • Bring water resistant sunscreen
  • Bring $5 for shoe hire OR bring Secure Footwear – lace up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet (we realise that you are on holiday and might not want your shoes wet)
  • Australian White-water Rafting Rapid Grading System

Grade 1:

  • Rapids are small to regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognise and negotiate. Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers.

Grade 2:

  • Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends
  • The passage is easy to recognise and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches or log jams

Grade 3:

  • Rapids with fairly high waves (1-2 m); broken water, stoppers and strong eddies; exposed rocks; small falls.
  • The passage may be difficult to recognise from on the river and inspection from the bank may be required.
  • Manoeuvring to negotiate the rapids is required.


  • Ticket or voucher
  • Swimming costume (you will get wet)
  • Lace up shoes or sandals that won’t fall off
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen but don’t apply to the back of your legs
  • Money for photos & rafting levy
Pay on Board Rafting Levy of $30.00 per person

Optional Extras

  • Digital photos available for purchase


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