Discover a fun and exciting way to discover the pristine rainforest, with a half day of rafting on the Barron River!
Located just 20 minutes outside of Cairns, the half day raft is perfectly suited for the first time adventurer! This tour can be arranged from Cairns, the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas.
No previous experience is necessary to raft these exhilarating grade 1 to 3 rapids through the majestic scenery of Barron Gorge National Park. You don’t even need to know how to swim as you will be fitted with a helmet and life jacket and have your experienced river guide at your side.
Here you can feel the rush of rafting within the awesome wilderness of Australia’s tropical rainforests with operations all year round, tropical water temperatures and breath-taking scenery and rapids. So take a ride through our planet’s oldest continuously growing tropical rainforests on rivers that still run totally wild. Take home the memories and be sure to smile as professional photographers take your pictures which are available for purchase at the end of the day! Last stop is at the cafe where you can take a break and have some drinks before returning to your accommodation.
Late tour Year Round 2:00pm to 6:00pm (approx.)
Early tour December to April 8:00am to 12:00pm (approx.)
– Return transfers to Cairns hotel
– All training & equipment
Need to Know
This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Please bring swimwear, towel, change of dry clothes, secure footwear such as sandshoes or adventure sandals (no flip-flops), waterproof sunscreen, cap to wear under helmet (optional). Shoe rentals available for $5 if you don’t want your shoes getting wet. Leave jewelry and valuables at your accommodation. Does not include 30$ levy to be paid day of tour. All participants are required to complete a Liability Release prior to rafting. Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. It is not guaranteed that all rafters from the same booking will be in the same raft due to operational requirements on the day of travel.