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  •  Barron River Rafting Afternoon Tour Self Drive

Barron River Rafting Afternoon Tour Self Drive

Foaming Fury

  • Cairns
  • English
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Two (2) Hours White Water Rafting (up to grade 3 rapids)
  • 2. All tuition and safety equipment
  • 3. Professional and Certified River Guides
  • 4. Barron Gorge National Park entry
  • • Minimum age to participate is 12 years
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Two (2) Hours White Water Rafting (up to grade 3 rapids)
  • 2. All tuition and safety equipment
  • 3. Professional and Certified River Guides
  • 4. Barron Gorge National Park entry
  • • Minimum age to participate is 12 years

Not included

  • 1. Raft Levy $30.00 per person to be paid in cash to driver upon pick up
  • 2. Transport from/to hotels
  • 3. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 4. Souvenirs
  • 5. Travel Insurance
Destination Cairns
Depature point ● Departs: daily, except for Christmas Day
   Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Lake Placid Car Park (Address: 100 Lake Placid Rd, Caravonica QLD 4878)
● Departure Time: 14:30
  Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives back at approximately 16:30
How to get there ● By Car
Located approximately 17km west of Cairns City, takes about 25 minutes; approximately 19km south of Palm Cove, takes about 25 minutes; approximately 59km south of Port Douglas, takes about 1 hour.

- [Free] Onsite parking available

● By Public Transport
Unfortunately there is no direct public transport available. If you do not drive, please book this product with return hotel transfer services.
Operating hours
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Reconfirmation requirements ● Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.

● Please complete a pre arrival check-in for each participant prior to your tours departure via the below link.
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera (waterproof if swimming)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- It is prohibited if you have Covid - 19, have any related symptoms or have been in contact with another person who has symptoms.
- The Service Provider has a Covid Safe Plan along with Distancing and hygiene policies that are available upon request.
- It is mandatory that all guests use the hand sanitiser provided when boarding the buses and practice social distancing as practically as possible.
- The Service Provider reserves the right to refuse travel/service to any guests who does not comply with our Covid Safe plan.
- Tour check in and waiver of liability must be completed prior to your tour at
- Contactless payment is preferred.

● Minimum age to participate is 12 years.
● Minimum 8 persons to operate. Tours may not proceed if minimum number is not met.
● Pay on Board Levy: $30.00 per person Raft Levy payable on day of travel
● Please leave all jewelery and valuables at your accommodation

Important Information
● Medical Conditions:
- Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons, e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments.
- Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.
● Liability Release Form:
- All participants will be required to sign a liability release form prior to the trip commencing.
- Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.
- The Mulgrave River may be used for half day rafting tours, when the Barron River is not available due to river levels or other reasons.
● Strongly recommend purchasing your own travel insurance to cover possible unforeseen circumstances.

River Safety
● Customer Safety
All of customers are fitted with top of the line safety equipment which is hand checked by the staff prior to getting on the water. On the bus journey to the rivers there will have rafting safety handouts to read in various languages. Detailed safety talks are conducted by the river guides prior to any rafting. On shore safety cover is set up by river guides where necessary and guides monitor the passengers safety during every rapid.
● River Guides
All guides are first aid trained and conduct regular first aid training sessions and are assessed on their skills regularly. Guides receive regular ongoing river training and assessments to maintain their existing high standards. All guides carry safety equipment to deal with any situation. Not only are the guides highly trained in white water rescue but they have detailed knowledge on their local area and surrounds.

Australian Whitewater Rafting Rapid Grading System
● Grade 1
Rapids are small to regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognise and negotiate. Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers.
● Grade 2
Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends. The passage is easy to recognise and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches or log jams.
● Grade 3
Rapids with fairly high waves (1-2 m); broken water, stoppers and strong eddies; exposed rocks; small falls. The passage may be difficult to recognise from on the river and inspection from the bank may be required. Maneuvering to negotiate the rapids is required.

2 Overview

The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It's fun, exciting and exhilarating, suitable for all the family (aged 12 and over). Paddle through the World Heritage listed Rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park and take on the thrilling Grade Three rapids of the Barron River as it winds it way towards the Coral Sea. This tour includes up to 2 hours of White Water Rafting, professional guide and all safety equipment.

Barron River Rafting Afternoon Tour Self Drive

The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns (40 minutes ex-Port Douglas). It's known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

This is where you do the half day white water rafting tour, on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. This is a scenic rafting / rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.

The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It's fun, exciting and exhilarating, suitable for all the family (minimum age to participate is 12 years). Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade 3 rapids.

The rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. No experience necessary.

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.

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