Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas | La Vacanza Travel

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to river rafting for first-timers, providing an exhilarating time with a rafting guide. Take in rainforest views along the Barron River as you navigate rapids up to grade III. When booking, you have the option to include pickup in Cairns and the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the starting point.


Just 20 minutes from central Cairns and 40 minutes from Port Douglas, Barron Gorge National Park is convenient for whichever option you select when booking—either hotel pickup by coach or driving yourself to Lake Placid. The park is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, Barron Falls, and, of course, Barron Gorge, carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

When you arrive at Lake Placid, meet your guide to get ready for your white-water rafting tour on the river, which snakes its way down from the mountains toward the Coral Sea. During this scenic experience, enjoy a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids, providing you with both peaceful floating and more exciting action. You’ll raft for up to two hours on rapids up to grade III.

No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginner rafters. Rafts hold up to seven passengers plus your river guide, who keeps you safe and entertained. When your tour is over, return to your pickup point.
Total duration of this tour depends on your pickup location or if you drive yourself.

AU$30 per person River Levy payable on board to Foaming Fury.

Stop At:

• Foaming Fury, 19-21 Barry St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
• Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

  • Pickup and drop-off from Cairns or Port Douglas with transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Safety equipment

  • AU$30 river levy (payable direct)
  • Optional extras such as shoe rental ($5)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children between 12 and 17 years require a parent or guardian to sign a waiver form
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
AU$30 River Levy per person payable on board.

We pick up from limited hotels and accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.


  • Dunwoody's Hotel, 317 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
  • Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett, Lot 2 End of, McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
  • McDonald's, Suncorp Building The, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Cairns One, 12 Gregory St, Westcourt QLD 4870, Australia
  • Cairns Adventure Group, 36 Okeefe St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
  • Edge Hill Service Station, 130/134 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia
  • Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Kewarra Thai Cuisine, Shop 2B, 29-33 Poolwood Rd, Kewarra Beach QLD 4879, Australia
  • Red Beret Hotel, 411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch QLD 4870, Australia
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
  • Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


26 Dec, 2023

We were the second rafting trip after the cyclone and had to change rivers to little milgrave. Access to Barron was blocked. Liv and team did a great job keeping everyone safe and having a fun time. Do it. Cheers


11 Dec, 2023

10/10 cannot recommend enough! Beautiful views and loads of fun Joe and Emma were super dope bus pals. Also, Luigi and Jordan were awesome tour guides and boat buddies.


10 Dec, 2023

Excellent experience! The rafting was happy and fun and the safety crew was very helpful and friendly!


05 Dec, 2023

Awesome day and well organised from pick up to getting geared up. To working with our guide Georgia who was so professional and so much fun and very helpful to everyone involved. Definitely great for 1st timers and would fully recommend.


01 Dec, 2023

Family friends of 6 going on our first rafting trip. Amazing experience, with amazing views. The guides are all extremely knowledgeable and account for every possible risk - very safe. Our rafting guide Kyle was amazing - very fun yet informative and clear. Went extra lengths to make the most out of the rafting experience. Would 100% recommend. I saw other rafts with children too, so the experience caters to many ages and fitness levels. The company has a designated photographer - compared to many other adventure experience companies the photos are affordable (~ $50) and are charged per raft and not per person. Thanks Kyle and Team :)

User's Picture Gallery


Definitely a must do activity in Cairns


You will get wet!


Unforgettable experience.


Awesome experience!


Jean is the best!!!


Amazing!!!!! DAN is the man!


Amazing half day out on the rapids


Incredible experience!


Awesome ride with Kyle!


BEST experience EVER


Must do in Cairns!


Family fun on the Barron


Awesome rafting experience


Great fun and value for money


Awesome, highly recommended




Extreme Happiness


Fun day out on the Rapids - Barron Gorge


Wet and wild extreme fun!


One to remember!


Buzzing rafting experience


Experience of a lifetime!


Out of comfort zone AMAZING FUN!


Fun day!


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