Water activity

Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

Activity provider: Foaming Fury
Water activity

Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

Activity provider: Foaming Fury

From US$ 79.84 per person

Get an introduction to white-water rafting on the Barron River. Enjoy the fun and excitement of up to two hours on the river on grade three rapids.

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Duration 2 - 3.5 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup is available between 1 - 1:25 PM from limited Port Douglas locations.


  • Marvel at the stunning rainforest landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park
  • Ride the grade three rapids of the Barron River, including the Roostertail
  • Choose from Cairns and Port Douglas departure options
Full description

Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy optional pickup from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

  • AU$30 River levy (per person payable on the tour day)
  • Training by professional river guides
  • All safety equipment
  • Barron River White Water rafting
  • National park fees
  • Pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • River levy ($30 per person, payable on board)
  • Optional extras such as shoe rental
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet at 2:15 PM. Each participant must complete an online check-in prior to rafting. This will be sent via SMS on the morning of your tour. Park in the Lake Placid parking lot. Do not enter Lake Placid Van Park (this area is private property). You will board the tour bus at Lake Placid and the bus will take you to the launch point. The tour will finish at the car park where your car is parked. Leave your personal belongings in your vehicle. We can take care of car keys etc.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Valuables

Know before you go

  • The activity is suitable for anyone age 12 or older
  • Some medical conditions, disabilities, or impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons. The activity is not suitable for pregnant women
  • Every participant must sign a liability release form prior to participating
  • Be sure to wear a swimsuit under your clothing and footwear with a back strap
  • Please leave all jewelry and valuables at your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 202 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Nice hopping tour around some rainforest key places. Best part was the walk in the rainforest where the guide also explained more about the wild life and plants along the way. Cruise highly recommended otherwise you wait on the bus, for few bucks more we saw a crocodile in the wild! The guide explains a lot about the territory with "fun facts" about animals or places. Overall very informative tour.

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March 28, 2023

Great fun, Max our guide was awesome, fun but also educational in that I felt like we had some control of what happened in the boat through his instructions (even though he obviously supported a whole bunch of novices!). Beautiful scenery and fantastic vibe.

March 28, 2023

Wonderful day and excellent introduction into rafting. Instructions were precise and clear. Our guide was experienced and gave us a sense of security. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because of the lengthy wait time for the other bus to arrive and get kitted up. It was a hot day and standing around for that long was uncomfortable. Overall I loved the experience and would definitely do it again.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 90960