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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas provided by Foaming Fury

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

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The lush rain forest, sweeping gorges, and dramatic cliffs of Barron Gorge National Park provide a spectacular backdrop for a rafting adventure. On this tour, cruise down the Barron River on a white water rafting excursion and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over Class II and III rapids.
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    Foaming Fury
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Barron Gorge National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • High-adrenaline white water rafting experience
  • Spectacular views of the Barron Gorge from the water
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for complete beginners
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns or Port Douglas
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a short transfer to Lake Placid in Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival, get suited up in your safety gear, listen to the safety briefing, and learn the basics of paddling and balancing the raft. Once you’re ready, climb aboard and set out along the Barron River. Admire the stunning scenery as you paddle through the Barron Gorge, beneath soaring cliffs, steep ravines, and dense rain forest. Glide downstream, picking up speed as you pass over Class II and III rapids, and tackle tricky river passages with the help of your guide. Afterward, return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
3h 30m
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns or Port Douglas with transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Safety equipment
  • River guide
  • National park fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Foaming Fury
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • AU$30 river levy (payable direct)
  • Optional extras such as shoe rental ($5)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Grace W wrote a review Oct 24
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Barron River white water rafting was a lot of fun! The guides ensured it was a blast for everyone. Very picturesque surroundings.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Monica wrote a review Oct 22
3 contributions1 helpful vote
White water rafting was an amazing experience! Definitely had a lot of fun! The guides were terrific and made sure everyone was safe
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Michael V wrote a review Oct 20
2 contributions
What a great experience, the guides were sensational it is something that will never be forgotten. Fun and laughter but very professional in all aspects especially safety. Don't miss it you will regret it. Great job guys Michael V
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Date of experience: October 2020
Matt G wrote a review Oct 19
1 contribution
Don't be nervous, guides are absolutely awesome and give you the skills to navigate the rapids with confidence. Rob was the greatest for a Welshman and made the journey exciting and memorable. Must do.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Noe L wrote a review Oct 19
4 contributions
Was such a fun experience! The grade 2-3 rapids were both exciting and cruisy and there were quite a few of them which definitely makes it value for money. We even got to take a dip and let the currents carry us down the river. We were lucky to have Andy to keep us safe!
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Date of experience: October 2020
About the operator

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By: Foaming Fury
Excellent service
Izzy was amazing the way she guided us was pretty good . Best experience ever . I would like to thank Izzy for his
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Dodge S
Great fun rafting down the Barron River
Having been to Cairns many times before this was the first time we have rafted down the river...we had a great time
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Colin Rocks
Such an awesome experience with the family. Colin was a powerhouse and super funny. We felt very safe with her as s
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totally enjoyed did not do the white water rafting but the river tubing was amazing just be advised that there is a
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Awesome day out
We had a awesome day with Waterfall wonderland tour. Went to some beautiful places the waterfalls were so beautif
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Great Afternoon Rafting on the Barron River
We were a bit worried been our first rafting experience but Tom our guide took great care of us and it was a thrill
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Awesome fun
What an awesome afternoon rafting down the river. Ash our river guide was amazing. Highly recommend this adventure
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Daintree tour
I did the Daintree rainforest tour with Stu and it was amazing, he was so funny, really told us a lot and the overa
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My first white water rafting experience
This was great! Our tour leader/river guide was Marco- a very nice, chilled and competent guide. I didn’t even re
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Time on the Barron
The whole experience was great. Easy to organise and everything went well. The rafting was great fun, even got in
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Cape tribulation
Loved the rainforest, views from look out, jj was excellent and full of knowledge of the area. Well worth the trip
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White water rafting
Hands down best experience ever!!! Thankyou Jason, Andy and Tom for an amazing timeWould definitely go there again
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Barron River Rafting
Excellent trip! We had so much fun, and Joe was a wonderful guide who expertly hit every bit of whitewater he coul
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River tubing
Just finished doing a 1/2 day river tubing, and had a wonderful morning. There were only 6 of us, so very personali
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Bucket list
While visiting Australia, we went to Cairns and decided to go white water rafting with Cairns Adventure Group- Foam
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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