Half-Day Barron River Rafting




The Deal

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics as you raft through stunning terrain, including highlights such as Barron Falls. Your expert guide provides all necessary rafting equipment and paddling instruction for the 2-hour rafting trip, you simply bring clothes that can get wet. No experience needed for this fun and safe rafting excursion. 


  • 2-hours rafting through Barron Gorge National Park 

  • Safety equipment including spray jackets, helmets and life jackets 

  • All rafting equipment (except shoes) 

  • Rapids are graded to 3- perfect for beginners 

  • English-speaking informative and enthusiastic river guides 

  • Hotel pick up and drop off (if selected) from centrally located Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels 

  • Professional river guide

  • Transport by private vehicle


Departure Point:
Tour departs from your accommodation

Departure Time:

Return Details:

Returns to original departure point approx 6:00pm

The Itinerary

After hotel pickup in Cairns or the Northern Beaches, transfer to the river where your guide welcomes you. Receive a safety briefing and get outfitted with the provided gear, including life jackets, helmets and paddles. Then learn paddling basics from professional guide, before hopping in your raft for a thrilling ride through Barron Gorge National Park.


As you glide through calmer sections, admire the surrounding World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics and hear about regional animal life, plants and highlights such as Barron Falls. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway also traverse sections of the gorge. Expect to get wet when you go through rapids with colorful names such as Rooster Tail and Cheese Churn. 


This section of the Barron River is rated as grade three, which means that the waves can measure approximately 1–2 meters and passengers need to hold on at times in rapids. After your 3.5-hour rafting trip, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

The Fine Print

  • Photos and DVDs available for purchase

  • Rafting shoes available to hire

  • Bring sturdy shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, towel and dry clothes to change into after your trip

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • Children aged 13-18 years require a Parents or Guardians counter signature on waiver form

  • Minimum age is 13 years

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