ATV Tour & Barron River Rafting

Starting from: $AU268.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: ATV Tour & Barron River Rafting
  • Package can be completed in 1 day (optional to be done in 2 days if needed)
  • Departure location: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for backpackers and families
  • Number of passengers: Small groups (around 8)
  • Tour duration: ATV: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tour duration: Rafting: 2pm – 5:30pm
  • Tours are not connected – break between them
  • Riding time: ATV: 2 hrs / Rafting: 2 hrs
  • Min age is 13yrs old
  • No previous experience needed
  • Morning: Morning tea
  • Afternoon: Coffee & tea
  • Clients save $16.00 per person


ATV Tour & Barron River Rafting Package

Activity 1: ATV Riding:

Experience the lush tropical rainforest in this adventurous ATV experience. Ride through creekbeds and dense forest, close enough to touch. The tour operator has 300cc & 150cc fully automatic ATV’s and smaller bikes for beginners or the inexperienced.

This is a family friendly adventure experience. They accommodate all riding abilities with children aged 12 years and up, welcoming everyone to participate. All training and safety gear is provided on the day with a test track to get clients started.

During this half day ATV Adventure, visitors encounter spectacular, unspoiled mountain-top views, naturally built obstacles, mud pits and a motorcross track. Half way through the tour there is a stop where visitors are served cool refreshing drinks and can relax and enjoy the lookout views of Mareeba mountains and beyond.

Activity 2: Barron Rafting:

How exciting!!! Raft through the beautiful Cairns rainforest and carry great memories forever!! Enjoy rafting the Barron River for 2 hours through grade rapids 2 & 3. This is great fun for families and friends.

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

The Barron river is located only 20 minutes from Cairns CBD so there is no travelling involved. This half day activity is perfect for someone who wants to experience rafting but only has limited time in Cairns.

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

What's included in the main price

  • Activity 1: ATV Riding:
  • Return coach transfer from accommodation
  • Morning tea & refreshments
  • All training and safety gear
  • Fully automatic bikes for all experience levels
  • Activity 2: Barron Rafting:
  • Return coach transfer from accommodation
  • Fully guided White Water Rafting
  • Tea and coffee included
  • All tuition provided
  • Activity 1: ATV Riding:
  • Professional photos to purchase
  • Activity 2: Barron Rafting:
  • Professional photos to purchase
  • Sandals & wetsuit available for rent
  • Activity 1: ATV Riding:
  • Long pants
  • Covered shoes
  • T-shirt (no singlets or sleeveless shirt)
  • Sunscreen
  • Activity 2: Barron Rafting:
  • Lace-up shoes or sandals
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel, hat & sunscreen
  • Change of warm dry clothes

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
Activity 1: ATV Riding:
8:00 Pick up from Cairns accommodation
Travel west up to Kuranda about 30 minutes to Down & Dirty Farm
At the farm clients receive a warm welcome from a friendly staff
Staff will explain the compulsory Acknowledgment of Risk form and discuss the plan for the tour
Time to put on the helmet and get ready to go
Celints have approx. 10 minutes to practice in the test track
Enjoy 2 hours of ATV rive through mountain-top, naturally built obstacles, mud pits and a motorcross track
After the ride take a seat in the outside restaurant area and enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea
12:00 Accommodation drop off
Activity 2: Barron Rafting:
13:30 Pick up from Cairns & Northern Beach accommodation
14:15 Arrive at Lake Placid for safety demonstration
14:30 Commence rafting
Enjoy around 2 hours of rafting
16:30 Arrive at the finish point and help the guides to pack the rafting equipment
16:45 Drive back to Lake Placid
Tea & coffee are served and clients 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: Minimum age to join this package is 13 years old.
Important Information: Rafting and ATV are 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: 2018 - 2019 Rates Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 Action
Package Price (SAVE $17.00) $268.00 per adult

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

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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