Half-Day Barron River Rafting from Cairns

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Are you looking for a rafting adventure? The River Barron, 20 minutes north of Cairns, offers spectacular scenery, including Barron Falls on this XNUMX-hour rafting tour from Cairns.

Highlights

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The spectacular Barron Waterfalls upstream are considered a sacred site. The famous Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Cableway also pass through the Barron's Gorge section. The rapids are level 3.


This heart-pounding tour takes you through the Barron Gorges National Park and the Humid Tropics listed as World Heritage. In the quieter sections, you enjoy the ethereal beauty of the oldest rainforests and waterfalls from a unique waterline vantage point. During the day, you can also find out why the rapids at Barron's have names such as 'La Queue du Coq', 'Le Fromage de Churn' and 'La Porte de l'Enfer'.


You only need to bring lace-up shoes (which will get wet), bathing suit and towel (you will need to have your bathing suit ready when you are picked up), a change of clothes, and no don't forget the 15+ sunscreen. You will be provided with safety equipment, including life jackets, helmets, as well as refreshments after the trip while viewing photos from the day.

Australian Whitewater Rafting Ranking System
The levels of the rapids vary when the water level also varies. The generalized levels tend to go higher with increasing water level due to the steep nature of the river gradients in this country. Here are the general characteristics of the six whitewater classes.


The Gorges de Barron are classified as rapids at level 3.

QUICK LEVEL (1) Rapids are small regular waves.
QUICK LEVEL (2) The rapids are medium regular waves (less than 1 meter)
QUICK LEVEL (3) The rapids are reasonably sized waves (1-2 meters) with a need to hold at times


Detailed schedule

Starting point :
The tour departs from your accommodation

Departure time :


  • Cairns et Northern Beaches – 13h30
  • Port Douglas – 13h05

Hotel pickups begin before this time. Contact the local organizer to verify exact hotel pickup time.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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