Half-Day Rafting on the Barron River 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 the Barron Waterfalls on this XNUMX-hour raft tour from Cairns.

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The spectacular Barron Waterfalls further upstream are considered a sacred site. The famous Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Cableway also pass through the Barron 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. During the day, you can also discover why the rapids of the Barron have names such as 'La Queue du Coq', 'Baratte de Fromage' 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 Freshwater Rafting Grading System
The levels of the rapids vary when the water levels also vary. These rankings are called NORMAL categories. Here are the general characteristics of the six levels of fresh water.

Barron Gorge is rated rapids up to 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 of reasonable size (1-2 meters) with a need to hold on at times.


Detailed schedule

Starting point :
The tour departs from your accommodation


Departure time :

  • Cairns and the Northern Beaches – 13:30 p.m.
  • 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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