Experience the excitement and adrenalin of white water rafting on this half day adventure to the Barron River Gorge in North Queensland. The rapids are graded 2-3 with two - 'Rooster Tail' and 'Cheese Churn' - in particular being challenging.
The Barron River Gorge is located 20 minutes north of the Cairns City centre and lies along a traditional pathway used by the original indigenous Djabugay people. The spectacular Barron Falls, further upstream, are considered a sacred site.
Your white water rafting experience starts with a pickup from your accommodation. You will meet your Trip Leader on the coach and will be transferred to Lake Placid, where the fun begins!
Journey to Barron Gorge whilst your guides explain the safety procedures and safety equipment will be waiting for you upon arrival. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action with your guide and negotiate rapids such the Cheese Churn, Hell's Gate and Rooster Tail. Once at Lake Placid, enjoy a swim, pack up your raft and change into dry clothes. You can then enjoy light refreshments while previewing the day's action photos at Blue Sky Brewey.
Depart with transfers back to your accommodation. Please note - a $25 insurance levy is included in the price.
Half Day – approx 4 hours. The trip is available for afternoon departures only. Not available Christmas Day.
Numbers on the Day
7 per raft plus guide.
Rafting trips available year round due to high water levels, in the event of water levels too high after a cyclone, the trip will be cancelled and rescheduled.
To bring on the day – Your voucher, swimming costume, lace up shoes (that will get wet), towel, change of clothes, water resistant sunscreen, a cap that can be worn under your helmet and money for photos, drinks and souvenirs after rafting.
PLEASE NOTE: A $25 insurance levy is is included in the price of the experience. Leave valuables behind.
PLEASE NOTE: A $25 insurance levy is included in the price of the experience. Passengers will be required to sign a liability waiver form before their trip. Children under 18 years of age require a Parent/Guardians signature. Minimum age for white-water rafting is 12 years.