White Water Rafting - Half Day

Cairns, QLD
For 1 person
4 hours
$152 each
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  • White water rafting on the Barron River Gorge
  • Adrenaline-pumping experience
  • Fully guided adventure

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.

What's Included?

  • Half day white water rafting
  • Return transfers from Cairns accomodation
  • $30 per person Levy fee included

Your white water rafting experience starts with a pickup from your accommodation. You will meet your guide 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, pack up your raft and change into dry clothes. You can then enjoy light refreshments while previewing the day's action photos at Lake Placid tourist park before departing back to your accommodation.

Session Length

  • Please allow 4 hours for this trip
  • Available for afternoon departures only


Not suitable for pregnant women.


  • Passengers will be required to sign a liability waiver form before their trip
  • Children under 18 years of age require a parent/guardian’s signature
  • Minimum age for white-water rafting is 13 years
  • Please leave any valuable items at home


Once this experience has been confirmed, any changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • At least 24 hours notice is required to reschedule a booking

Numbers on the Day

There will be 7 people per raft plus your 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.

Dress Code

To bring on the day- swimming costume, secure/enclosed footwear (that can get wet), towel, change of clothes, water resistant sunscreen, bag to put wet clothes in, a cap that can be worn under your helmet and money for photos, drinks and souvenirs after rafting.

The Barron River Gorge is located approximately 20 minutes north of the Cairns City centre.