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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Enjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to river rafting for first-timers, providing an exhilarating time with a rafting guide. Take in rainforest views along the Barron River as you navigate rapids up to grade III. When booking, you have the option to include pickup in Cairns and the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the starting point.
  • High-adrenaline white water rafting experience
  • Spectacular views of the Barron Gorge from the water
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for complete beginners
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns or Port Douglas
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a short transfer to Lake Placid in Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival, get suited up in your safety gear, listen to the safety briefing, and learn the basics of paddling and balancing the raft.
Once you’re ready, climb aboard and set out along the Barron River. Admire the stunning scenery as you paddle through the Barron Gorge, beneath soaring cliffs, steep ravines, and dense rain forest. Glide downstream, picking up speed as you pass over Class II and III rapids, and tackle tricky river passages with the help of your guide.
Afterward, return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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We had a great day. All the guides were great, especially Marco (ours). I would recommend booking with this company.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janeB8357LB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grade2/3 rapids so not truly wild but certainly exciting in parts. Efficient pick up, hired crocs for $5 each and a great way to raft without losing a whole day or having a long transfer (around 20minute drive from central Cairns). Our guide absolutely made...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They are so professional. We are happy and enjoy the activity. The most important that we play safety.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChrisWuMacau
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fantastic way to spend half a day. The guides were great and the overall experience was excellent. Would do this again for sure!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chrisstephens67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entire experience was fantastic. Kyle, our driver and photographer, kept things lively and Jonathan, our French river guide, kept things interesting, even in the “chill” moments of our adventure. Highly recommend this!

Thank 7TonyK
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4 July 2019|
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Response from Besties_11 | Reviewed this property |
If you bring your own, they must have a cover over the heel. No thongs or open toe/heel shoes. If the ones you bring aren't suitable, the guides will let you know on the bus and you can hire crocs for $5
Bernice S
18 June 2019|
Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
Be there 30 minutes before the tour starts. The half day rafting takes about 3 hours
16 June 2019|
Response from luvs_trvl_and_dogs | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a group - you'll be assigned to boats at the gorge.
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