Cairns Rafting Tour – Half Day on the Barron River


Join this half day afternoon Cairns rafting tour and enjoy up to 2 hours rafting along the Barron River. Great for people who are short on time, you will experience the beautiful surrounds of the Barron Gorge as you raft down grade 2-3 white water rapids.   Your raft comfortably takes 7 people plus a guide; many of your fellow white water river rafters are first timers so no experience is necessary. You will get a bit wet, but this is a great fun activity that is fun for the whole family! The minimum age to do this tour is 12 years.

Your Preferred Date
Self Drive $145.00
Return Cairns Transfers $155.00
Return Cairns Transfers (Group of 4 people or more) $150.00
Return Port Douglas $175.00
Return Port Douglas (Group of 4 people or more) $170.00
SKU: FFB Category:

Rates are valid until 31st March 2022 and include the $30pp levy that is payable on the day of travel.  Minimum age is 12 years.  Some medical conditions may prevent you from participating in rafting activities.

What to bring:

Swimwear, towel, change of dry clothes, secure footwear such as sandshoes or adventure sandals (no thongs), waterproof sunscreen, cap to wear under helmet (optional). Hire shoes available for $5 if you don’t want your shoes getting wet.

This is a dam controlled river, allowing consistent supplies of water all year round so this Cairns white water rafting tour operates daily. The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, and no experience is necessary!

  • Return transfers (from Cairns and Port Douglas)
  • 2 Hours White Water Rafting (up to grade 3 rapids)
  • All Tuition (and safety equipment)
  • River Guides (professional and certified)
  • Barron Gorge National Park (stunning rainforest)

Optional Extras: Shoe Hire ($5)

  • Depart Cairns: 2pm | Return Cairns: 5.30pm
  • Depart Port Douglas: 1.15pm | Return Port Douglas: 6.30pm

Pick-ups around Cairns and Northern Beaches. Drive to Lake Placid and rendezvous with other (self-drive) rafters.

  • 14.30 – 14.45

Travel further into the Barron River Gorge to our start point and get fitted with rafting gear.

  • 14.45 – 17.00

Meet your River Guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instructions before it’s time to hit the water!

  • 15.00 – 17.00

Raft down the Barron River conquering awesome grade 2 & 3 rapids!

  • 17.00 – 17.30

Arrive at the take-out point and change into dry clothes, and then get transferred back to your hotel.