Barron River White Water Rafting - Self Drive

Self drive
Fitness level moderate
Intensity level high
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5.02 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

2 hours of White Water Rafting
Grade 3 rapids
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Barron Gorge National Park
All equipment supplied
Expert training and rafting guides
No experience necessary

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

The Port Douglas area's popular Barron River is a great venue to get out on the water and take part in a white water rafting adventure! This Barron River half day white water rafting tour - that includes all necessary rafting equipment - offers 2 hours of pure rafting fun, on a course that offers the intermediate challenge of Grade 3 rapids. With guaranteed water levels all year round, the Barron River makes for the ideal rafting destination due to its reasonable distance form Port Douglas.

Booking this tour will let you join a friendly, experienced guide and the rest of your rafters on the alternating smooth and bumpy waters of the Barron River as it winds its way through the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park. You'll be surrounded by the beautiful greenery of tropical natural rainforest that provides a great visual contrast to the waters you'll be having fun on - if you're out for a semi-challenging, enjoyable rafting experience in the Port Douglas region, then this is the package for you!


What you need to know

  • 2 hours of White Water Rafting on the Barron River
  • Rafting equipment
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
  • All tuition (no experience necessary)
  • Hotel transfers (you will need to make your own way to the rafting departure point, 100 Lake Placid Rd, Caravonica)
  • Meals
  • A $30 per person Rafting Levy is not included and is payable directly to the local tour operator on the day of the activity
  • Fun, exciting and exhilarating for all the family
  • Whitewater rafting in the beautiful Barron Gorge
  • Close to Port Douglas
  • Wind your way through the spectacular scenery of the Barron Gorge National Park
  • Experienced guides
  • No experience necessary
  • Tours depart at 2pm and return at approximately 5.30pm
  • Drive your own vehicle to the meeting point, 100 Lake Placid Rd, Caravonica (approximately a 60 minute drive south from Port Douglas)
What To Bring
  • Your tour voucher and $30 Rafting Levy (cash or credit card accepted)
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Leave all jewellery and valuables at your accommodation
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Secure footwear that you will be prepared to get wet
Terms And 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
  • Every participant must sign a Liability Release Form prior to commencing rafting tours
  • For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting. Passengers should disclose any medical conditions at time of booking
  • Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian to sign the Liability Release Form on their behalf
  • Minimum age is 12yrs
Cancellation Policy
  • 50% cancellation fee applies within 48 hours of departure and 100% cancellation fee within 24 hours of departure
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

52 reviews

Loved it would be an understatement We had a fun time

The most incredible tour Everything from safety to FUN was thought through Highly recommend If you bring your teenage kids with you, they will love it. My husband and I convinced our 14 year old son to come! He loved the thrill and loved the guide and the entire experience Will do it again

Anna Mashchenko almost 2 years ago

A fantastic couple of hours experiencing the white waters of the Baron River.

The tour was well set up considering there were something like 13 boats on the day we went. Although the Baron river is a grade 3, it's obviously dependant on how much rain there has been, would recommend taking this into account. On our run, the river was fairly low, but it was still great fun. Marco, our guide was friendly and experienced and obviously loves what he does. Would recommend to anyone, taking into account convenience of location to Cairns area.

Graham Ford over 3 years ago