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Barron River Rafting | From $ 138

Expires 31 Mar 2018

Cairns is lucky enough to have the Barron River located just 20 minutes away, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy other activities on the same day!

Grade 2-3 guided White Water Rafting
Tea and Coffee Included
All tuition provide... More
Cairns is lucky enough to have the Barron River located just 20 minutes away, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy other activities on the same day!

Grade 2-3 guided White Water Rafting
Tea and Coffee Included
All tuition provided, no experience necessary
Departs Cairns daily at 2:00pm, returns approx 6:00pm
Accommodation transfers

Cairns 2.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Returns approx 6.00pm

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About Barron Half Day Rafting

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984 with our first commercial trip consisting of three nervous passengers on the Tully River.

Even today we still raft the Mighty Tully River, because is regarded as the best rafting river accross Australia and New Zealand. This awesome adventure is located in spectacular surroundings only 2 hours south of Cairns, with departures from Northern Beaches, Cairns and Mission Beach.

Plus we also raft the Barron River located just outside Cairns, with a half day raft perfectly suited for first time adventurer or those who want to cram more into their Adventure Holiday.

The Barron River

The Barron River

For an action packed afternoon of fun and adventure, try rafting on the thrilling Barron River. Located only 20 minutes from Cairns you'll have plenty of time to enjoy other activities on the same day.

The rapids on the Barron River are of grade 2-3 which means they are simple technical rapids with a need to manoeuvre the raft, which results in great rafting for first timers.

Please use this as a guide when choosing your level of adrenaline rush, but remember that experience is NOT necessary; in fact most of our clients have never been rafting before.

Rapid Names

Rapid Names
Traditionally rapids are named by the first people to raft that rapid, so both the Tully River and Barron River have some rather interesting names...

What To Bring

What To Bring
  • Your ticket or voucher
  • Swimmers
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Sunscreen (but we don't recommend that you apply this to the back of your legs as it can make it more difficult to hold on)
  • Lace up shoes or reef sandals to wear in the raft which WILL get we (or you can hire them for $5 per pair)
  • Money for souvenirs and drinks

Remember that you won't be able to bring anything aboard the raft other than yourself, but items such as bags / towels / clothes etc. can be stored securely on your coach.

Your RAFT & Safety

Your RAFT & Safety

Each raft holds a maximum of seven passengers and one river guide, who will guide you safely down your river adventure. Infact every one of our guides is expertly trained by internationally renowned safety company Rescue 3.

When you arrive at the river you will be fitted with a helmet and life jacket, allowing you to float along the river should you happen to fall out. Its so safe that you don't even have to be able to swim to enjoy rafting. Plus all of our rafts stay together, traversing the rapids in a carefully planned sequence with guides providing cover from the river banks.

Additional Information

Additional Information
Minimum age: 13 years
Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

Levy Information
$25 per person Pay on Board fee for insurance charges, land management agency prescribed daily client fee, water release fees, transfer costs, GST and administration charges is payable on the day of travel.

News By Barron Half Day Rafting

Now offering Port Douglas Pick up

Now offering Port Douglas Pick up

By Barron Half Day Rafting

03 May 2017

Raging Thunder Adventures are now operating daily return coach transfers from Port Douglas for our Hot Air Ballooning, Afternoon Canyoning and Barron River Rafting tours!

Barron Half Day Rafting Reviews


0 Sean Chang

I have done almost every kind of adventures in Cairns, and this is the best! You will experience the spectacular scenery of Cairns' rainforest, and will sight the clear river & rich creatures. Even more, it's super fun, safe and exciting. Thanks to our raft guide Rob, he is so professional and funny, that make the best day even better. I would recommend Raging Thunder to everyone, you'll love it!!!


364 Kathleen L - Facebook

Words cannot describe how much fun my friend and I had (Barron River, July 23)... From the awesome guys on the bus to Tim our instructor (who was an absolute legend!!)... What an awesome team! Thanks for a great afternoon guys!! ... We'll be back to tackle the Tully River and we'll be expecting those pina coladas ;) ... Cheers!


How to get to Barron Half Day Rafting

The Barron River Gorge is located 20 minutes' drive north of Cairns and lies along a traditional pathway used by the original indigenous Djabugay people. The spectacular Barron Falls, further upstream, are considered a sacred site. The famous Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Cableway also traverse sections of the gorge.

Direct Contact Info

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon- Fri

Adventure House
52-54 Fearnley St
Queensland 4870

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