Cairns Rafting Tours

The Beautiful Barron River. Our Cairns rafting tours are an adrenalin rush and fantastic introduction to white water rafting. These half day tours are hosted on the Barron River, in the Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The natural surroundings are stunning. Towering rainforest mountains, giant granite boulders and the ever-changing face of the river itself, which provides an exciting combination of nail-biting grade 3 rapids and peaceful, calm water floating. Water levels are guaranteed throughout the year, thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro power station. Our Cairns rafting tours operate every day, with pick-ups from Cairns and Port Douglas (or self-drive). There’s no experience necessary to participate in this Cairns rafting tour, as our world class River Guides have got you covered.

Get ready for fun, excitement and exhilaration on the Barron River. Spectacular river, 2 hours of rafting, adventures for everyone.

Priced from ~ $149
Duration ~ Half Day
Minimum Age ~ 12
Fitness Level ~ Medium



Cairns rafting tours combine a series of grade 3 rapids with calm water floating, for adventure and action. Experience is not necessary. A sense of adventure is. Great introduction to white water rafting.


Our professional Raft Guides will keep you entertained throughout our half day Cairns rafting tours, whilst also keeping you safe. They’re recognised leaders in river safety and maintain the highest standards.


The Barron River carved out the Barron Gorge over hundreds of thousands of years, with nothing more than the power of its flow. Experience the rapids and wild ride down the gorge.


The Barron Gorge National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, recognised internationally as being a place of superlative natural beauty. Take in the views all around you from the river.


On Cairns rafting tours, you’re surrounded by thick, lush rainforest, which covers the mountains from the top to the bottom, growing right down to the waters edge. A stunning backdrop.


The Barron River is an integral part of clean, green energy production thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro. You’re rafting in pristine water, which helps power Cairns.

Cairns Rafting Tours Rates and Information

Cairns rafting tours are a good introduction to white water rafting, no previous experience or swimming ability is required. Rafting Guides can deliver basic instructions in Mandarin and Japanese. If you’re concerned about your ability to participate, please contact our office. There are very limited facilities where you can get changed after the tour so it’s best to wait until you return to your accommodation. Rafting is not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant.

The minimum age to participate is 12 years, those under 18 years must travel with a responsible guardian or adult. For your safety you will not be permitted to raft if we detect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and in these instances, no refund will apply. If you have any medical conditions you are worried about, please talk to our friendly team. Action digital photos of the day will be available to buy, at the end of the tour, please see link below.

Rates and Tour Duration

  • Price (ex Cairns)
    $135 per person + $30 levy = $165
  • Price (ex Port Douglas)
    $155 per person + $30 levy = $185
  • Self Drive (Lake Placid Car Park)
    $119 per person + $30 levy = $149
  • Digital Action Photos
  • Tour Duration
    Up to 4 Hours ex Cairns.
  • Rates are Valid to

Additional Information

  • Minimum Age
    12 years of old.
  • Includes
    Return transfers (if not self driving), River Guide, training & equipment
  • What To Bring
    A smile on your dial and a sense of adventure. Please wear your swimming costume under your clothes and bring a towel and a spare change of clothes. Also bring your voucher and money for additional refreshments and purchase of any digital photos you may like as an awesome reminder of your epic adventure. Please leave jewellery and valuables at your accommodation.
  • Don't Forget
    To wear secure shoes. Footwear with a heel strap must be worn and hire shoes are available for $5, if you don’t want your shoes getting wet. Thermal tops and dry tops available for $5 for hire each.
  • Valuables
    Valuables should be left at your accommodation. The following items can be left on the bus - dry clothes, daily medication, ticket / voucher, wallets and watches.

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