Barron River Rafting Info

The Barron River half day tour is a fantastic White Water Rafting experience.   The Barron River is just 20 minutes from Cairns. Minimum age is 12 years.


  • Approximately 2 hours of rafting Grade 3 rapids
  • Visit Barron Gorge National Park
  • Rafts carry up to 7 passengers plus River Guide
  • No experience necessary
  • Change rooms available after rafting
  • Accommodation transfers from Cairns, Northern Beach

Pick-up and Departure times
The Barron River is only 20 minutes from Cairns & Northern Beaches.

  • Pick up Cairns : 2pm daily
  • Return Cairns : 5:45pm

Self Drive Option
For a self-drive, meet the group at the Lake Placid Car Park at 2:30pm.


14.00 ? 14.30
Pick-ups around Cairns and Northern Beaches. Drive to Lake Placid and rendezvous with other (self-drive) rafters.

14.30 ? 14.45
Travel further into the Barron River Gorge to our start point and get fitted with rafting gear.

14.45 ? 17.00
Meet your River Guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instructions before it?s time to hit the water!

15.00 ? 17.00
Raft down the Barron River conquering awesome grade 2 & 3 rapids!

17.00 ? 17.30
Arrive at the take-out point and change into dry clothes before heading over to the Lake Placid Tourist Park for some tea and coffee, view photos of your trip and compare river stories.

17.30 ? 18.00
Transfer you back to your accommodation.

What to Bring

  • Wear swimming costume under your clothes
  • Towel
  • Leave all jewelery and valuables at your accommodation
  • Change of clothes
  • Water resistant sunscreen
  • Secure Footwear - lace up shoes or sandals that will get wet

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