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Barron River Boarding Adventure - Half Day

Departs Cairns City, QLD - Show on map
Allbout Cairns - Rapid Boarders

Barron River Boarding Adventure - Half Day


  • Enjoy Australia's only white water river boarding tour amongst the rainforest
  • Tackle on the extreme grade 2-3 rapids of the mighty Barron River
  • Return transfers from Cairns City

Brave the raging torrents of Barron River with the ultimate white water river boarding experience in Australia! Enjoy an exhilarating adventure through extreme grade 2-3 rapids surrounded by beautiful, tropical rainforest located just a short drive away from Cairns!

What's Included?

  • Wetsuits (Winter Season)
  • Helmet, Life Jacket,
  • Fins, Riverboard
  • Safety equipment to wear for the Riverboarding adventure
  • Professional instruction from a certified instructor
  • World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Barron River
  • Return Shuttle Transport from Allbout Cairns Shop to location

This half day experience starts in Barron Gorge National Park, just below the beautiful Barron Falls and the Barron River hydro station. Here you'll get geared up in your wetsuit pants, knee and shin guards, a life jacket, fins and a helmet before taking to the water. An experienced guide will take you through a training session, which will teach you the basics in white water river boarding, how to use the board and how to swim through a rapid.

Once you've mastered the basics and have all the tips and tricks under your belt, the adventure officially begins! You'll conquer eleven rapids in the Barron River and come face-to-face with the ultimate test - a mighty grade 3 rapid called the 'Cheese Churn'. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you surge past each rapid and enjoy the beautiful feeling of accomplishment as you complete the adventure!

Session Length

Please allow up to five hours for this experience.


  • The minimum age to participate is 12 years
  • There must be participating guardian consent, if you're under 18 years of age
  • A level of fitness is required; you need to be able to walk in and out of rainforest river areas and manage your own equipment
  • You must be able to swim reasonably to participate
  • All participants have to complete water confidence training, which will involve swimming a grade 2 rapid, at the start of the tour. If unable to complete the training for whatever reason, individuals will not be able to participate, if deemed unsafe by the experience provider
  • All participants need to have a bascis understanding of the English language
  • Every participant must sign a liability release form prior to commencing boarding or swim training


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

A maximum of 36 participants can participate in this experience. There is a ratio of one guide for every six people.

Dress Code

Please bring sunscreen, swimmers and GoPro and attachments (must be hands free).

Other Info

You're able to purchase your photos/video or merchandise on the day.

This experience takes place on the Barron River, QLD. It is located 20km from Cairns.

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