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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Enjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to river rafting for first-timers, providing an exhilarating time with a rafting guide. Take in rainforest views along the Barron River as you navigate rapids up to grade III. When booking, you have the option to include pickup in Cairns and the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the starting point.
  • High-adrenaline white water rafting experience
  • Spectacular views of the Barron Gorge from the water
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for complete beginners
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns or Port Douglas
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels and accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to Cairns at approximately 5:30pm and Port Douglas at approximately 6:30pm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns or Port Douglas with transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Safety equipment
  • River guide
  • National park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Foaming Fury
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • AU$30 river levy (payable direct)
  • Optional extras such as shoe rental ($5)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children between 12 and 17 years require a parent or guardian to sign a waiver form
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews foaming fury great fun exciting rapids bigger rapids teen boys lake placid excellent adventure raft guide great afternoon fun ride great introduction photo package spend an afternoon an absolute ball great pics brilliant experience guys were great
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had such a great time, AJ was an awesome guide, so much fun and made us feel comfortable and confident in him. This was something I had wanted to do for some time and so glad I picked Barron Gorge to do this. Picturesque surroundings,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best spontaneous idea we had since a while! Thanks Andrew for guiding our team that well! One of the best experience in cairns!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 of us and it was all our first time rafting. Unbelievable day’s fun, bus picked us up from our hotel early and the instructors were all great. We had Jake as our guide and he was fantastic, great at explaining everything and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time rafting and I want to go more! The guys were courteous and professional. Our guide, Joe, explained each way we were going to attack a rapid and that made it less scary! All the guys were in sync and got on well....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great day with the passionated Foaming Fury team. The pickup was sharp on time. The guides were passionated and very entertaining. The equipment was well maintained. They ran out of glasses strap because they didn’t expect everyone from the 2 Asian wearing...More

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21 August 2019|
Response from 7TonyK | Reviewed this property |
Ours started around 2:30 pm
4 July 2019|
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Response from Besties_11 | Reviewed this property |
If you bring your own, they must have a cover over the heel. No thongs or open toe/heel shoes. If the ones you bring aren't suitable, the guides will let you know on the bus and you can hire crocs for $5
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