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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Atherton Tablelands

Cairns: 2-Day White Water Rafting and Waterfall Adventure

Product ID: 182174
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Experience 2 day trips over 2 days from Cairns. Venture to the Atherton Tablelands and rainforest on day 1, to swim in waterfalls and encounter wildlife. On day 2, enjoy white water rafting, taking on the thrills of grade 3 rapids on the Barron River.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in Cairns or the Northern Beaches area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Tackle the grade 3 rapids of the Barron River
  • Benefit from a professional guide to show you the ropes
  • Raft through World Heritage listed rainforests
  • Swim in waterfalls and volcanic lakes in the Atherton Tablelands
  • Slide down the natural rock slide at Josephine Falls
Full description
Day 1: Atherton Tablelands Waterfall, Wildlife and Rainforest Tour

Learn the legend of Babinda Boulders, steeped in Aboriginal history. Your morning swim beckons amidst the lush rainforest and cascading crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls. You can slide down a waterfall on a natural rockslide, before journeying on to Australia’s most iconic waterfall, Millaa Millaa Falls.

For lunch, you will visit Australia’s largest timber pub where you can fill your belly with some good old-fashioned country cooking. Then take a bush walk, swim behind a waterfall, gaze into volcanic crater, and look out for wild cassowaries. See the famous Curtain Fig Tree and search for platypus, before departing off to your last stop of the day at Lake Eacham. Watch the sunset after a truly spectacular day, enjoying one last swim in the warm water.

Day 2: Half-Day Barron River Rafting

Just 20 minutes from central Cairns, Barron Gorge National Park is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and of course, Barron Falls. Enjoy complimentary transfers from your Cairns accommodation to the National Park. 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 2 hours on rapids up to grade III. No experience is necessary (making this a good choice for beginner rafters) but there is plenty of excitement even for the more experienced members of the tour. When your tour is over, you'll be returned to your pickup point.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All safety equipment and tuition
  • Lunch on the Atherton Tablelands
What’s Not Included
  • 30 per person River Levy (payable on board)
  • 5 shoe hire (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Please note this tour comprises of 2 separate day trips, no accommodation is included
• The total duration of this tour depends on your pickup location or if you drive yourself
• Wear comfortable clothing and bring swimwear and a towel
• For rafting, shoes with a back strap are essential
Organized by

Foaming Fury

Product ID: 182174