Barron river rafting
The Barron River half day rafting tour provides a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. Ideal for beginners, those who feel less confident in the water, or for those who are short of time. This fun-filled 2 hour trip will bring thrills & spills, and lots of laughter along the way!
Barron River begins its way on the Atherton Tablelands and flows towards Kuranda before descending down the 260m high Barron Falls and reaching the Cairns floodplains. The steep, narrow Barron Gorge is formed at the base of these falls. Much of the water that flows along the gorge is used to generate electricity at the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station. This is ideal for rafting, providing a consistent supply of water all year round.
Cairns is lucky enough to have the Barron River located just 20 minutes from the city, ideal for a half day of white water action. No experience is necessary to raft these grade 3 rapids.
The trip commences 100m south of the Barron Hydro Station. A short walk over the rocks is required to access the rapid section, and then the adventure begins! Enjoy up to 2 hours of white water rafting grade 2-3 rapids. You will discover rapids such as 'Rooster Tail', 'Mother in Law', 'Cheese Churn' and 'Hells Gate' plus experience the meaning behind their names!
The rafting guides are all very professional and safety conscious, but at the same time will ensure you have lots of laughs and the best time ever. They will share some of the scenic highlights and historical points of interest in the area. Inbetween rapids you will have the chance to admire and take in the dense rainforest surrounds and outstanding scenery of the gorge.
We recommend this tour to people seeking an enjoyable afternoon doing something different. Rapids may be challenging for a first time rafter but certainly manageable with the guidance of the instructor.
An awesome adventure for all the family! Minimum age is 12 years.