Barron River White Water Rafting

Starting from: $AU153.00

Tour Overview

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  • Type: Half Day Barron Rafting
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for backpackers, couples & families
  • Grade of rapids: 2 & 3
  • Rafting time: 2 hours
  • Passengers numbers: 6 per raft
  • Tour duration: 2pm – 6pm
  • Min Age: 13 years old
  • No experience necessary
  • Tea & Coffee included


Half Day Barron River White Water Rafting

This has to be the most exciting and fun ways to discover the pristine rainforests of the area. Enjoy rafting the Barron River for 2 hours through grade 2 & 3 rapids. Great fun for families.

The Barron river has the advantage of departures all year round, tropical water temperatures and breathtaking scenery and rapids.

The Barron River Rafting is a half day tour and the river is located only 20 minutes away from Cairns CBD, making this a great activity for someone with limited time in Cairns or for those ones who want to combine rafting with a second activity on the day. Visitors have a free morning to organise something else to do!

Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide who teaches passengers the correct techniques for rafting so experience is not necessary. Also the guides share the history and wonders of the magnificent landscape around them.

This is a great and fun tour to do in the tropics.

What's included in the main price

  • Return coach accommodation transfer
  • Fully guided White Water Rafting
  • Tea and coffee Included
  • All tuition provided, no experience necessary
  • Photos available to be purchased after activity
  • Purchase of snacks
  • Rent of sandals and wetsuit if needed
  • Lace-up shoes or sandals
  • Swimming costume, towel, hat & sunscreen
  • Change of warm dry clothes

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
13:30 Pick up from Cairns & Northern Beach accommodation
14:15 Arrive at Lake Placid for safety demonstration
14:30 Commence rafting
Enjoy 2 hours of rafting
16:30 Arrive at the finish point
Help the guides to pack the rafting equipment
16:45 Drive back to Lake Placid
Tea & coffee is served
Time to have a look at the photos of the day
17:30 Bus departs Lake Placid
17:45 – 18:00 Hotel dop off at Cairns & Northern Beaches

Please Note:
Age:Age: Minimum age is 13 years, and those under 18 must travel with a guardian or parent.
Important Information: Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. For your safety you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no refund will apply. If you have a medical condition and/or you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner prior to booking.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
Ex. Cairns City & Northern Beaches $163.00 per adult
Self Drive to Lake Placid Caravan Park $153.00 per adult

Age: Adult age: 13 yrs +.
Rafting Levy: The $25.00 rafting levy is INCLUDED in all prices.

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Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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