Water activity

Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

4.7 / 5

98 reviews

Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

From $83.58 per person

Get an introduction to white-water rafting on the Barron River. Enjoy the fun and excitement of up to two hours on the river on grade three rapids.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Instructor
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the stunning rainforest landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park
  • Ride the grade three rapids of the Barron River, including the Roostertail
  • Choose from Cairns and Port Douglas departure options
Full description
Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.
Includes
  • Training by professional river guides
  • All safety equipment
  • Two hours of white-water rafting
  • National park fees
  • River levy ($30 per person, payable on board)
  • Optional extras such as shoe rental
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Park in the Lake Placid parking lot. You will board the tour bus there and the bus will take you to the launch point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Valuables

Know before you go

  • The activity is suitable for anyone age 12 or older
  • Some medical conditions, disabilities, or impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons. The activity is not suitable for pregnant women
  • Every participant must sign a liability release form prior to participating
  • Be sure to wear a swimsuit under your clothing and footwear with a back strap
  • Please leave all jewelry and valuables at your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a great time, had Andy as the instructor on the boat, great person knows his shit and is pretty funny, got picked up on a bus by Andy and Ash and both were great on the bus talking to everyone and making them comfortable, Ash is going for her licence to drive the bus all the best and hope you ace it.

May 17, 2021

Really enjoyable and great for rafting noobs like us. Our guide Tommy made the experience great, very friendly and made the instructions clear and easy to follow. Definitely recommend just bringing your gopro if you’ve one. (Their helmet has a gopro mount). One of us unfortunately lost their hand held camera despite already having all precautions like straps and floaties.

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December 28, 2020

Highly recommended. Very professional as i am a person who was always slightly put off by rafting due to internal fears but our guide was very comforting and gave us procedures to follow during the entire time making it easier to stay safe and have fun at the same time. If you are a person who is scared of new adventures but also curious, then this is for you!

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December 16, 2020

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