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Barron River Rafting Half Day Tour

Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr. 30 min.
Transfers Included
Hotel Pickup
  • 2 adrenaline-fueled hours of pure white water rafting fun awaits you on Cairns' popular Barron River.
  • Known to be a great venue to partake in adventurous water sports, this activity simply cannot be missed when in Cairns.
  • With guaranteed water levels year-round, it doesn't matter when you come here- you won't leave disappointed.
  • Be accompanied by an expert tour guide who will lead the way, filling you in on the do's and don'ts, helping with rafting equipment, and sharing intriguing insight along the way.
  • As you sail on the bumpy waters, gaze out at Cairns' massive tropical rainforest and its beautiful contrast against the blue waters of Barron.
  • Choose to get picked up from your hotel/accommodation in Cairns/Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the meeting point.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Return Transfers from Cairns
  • Return Transfers from Port Douglas
  • Self Drive
  • All guests need to check-in before tour departure here.
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at your accommodation.
  • The minimum age requirement for this tour is 12 years. (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 168 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

River Tubing Cairns: Half Day Tour

Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Transfers Included
  • Float blissfully down the gentle waters and small rapids of Mulgrave River or through the Behana Gorge, with the backdrop of incredible rainforest scenery.
  • Enjoy the convenience of pick-up and drop-offs from Cairns and Northern Beaches.
  • Create an unforgettable family memory with a water activity that promises both safety and fun.
  • Let go of your worries and indulge yourself in a water activity that requires no prior experience.
  • Be assured of full supervision from two professional guides at all times, along with all the necessary safety equipment.
  • Soak in the peace, the sights and sounds of the surrounding rainforest and tropical vegetation, as you drift down the calm waters.
  • This activity is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Bringing valuables is not allowed.
  • It is recommended to bring along swimwear, towels and sunscreen.
  • All participants have to sign a liability waiver prior to participating.
  • Certain medical conditions, disabilities, or impairments may exclude participants from this activity for safety reasons.
  • Children aged 5-11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The land of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, Cairns city in Queensland is also just 20 minutes away from the Barron River which is a famous white water rafting spot. Beginning on the Atherton Tablelands, the Barron River forms a narrow gorge before descending down the 260 m high Barron falls to reach the Cairns floodplains. This gorge is used to generate electricity and the consistent supply of water all year round makes this river an amazing spot for rafting. If you are looking to spend a leisurely day around cairns white water rafting with your friends, head to the Barron River where no experience is required as these are grade 3 rapids that are perfectly safe for rafters.

Barron River Rafting Ticket Details

White water rafting is one of the most touted adventure sports around the world because it is a team sport as well as a technique-driven sport. White water rafting is an easy way to make your day interesting. Start slow with rafting on the Barron river as these intermediate rapids are safe for beginners. Our Barron River white water rafting tickets include a 2-hour experience with rafting equipment and hotel transfers (optional). A professional tour guide will be present to help and guide you navigate the waters if you are a beginner. The tickets are available in three variants: Return Transfers from Cairns, Return Transfers from Port Douglas & Self Drive. Your tickets will be emailed to you and you can display your mobile ticket and valid photo identification before boarding the bus. If you are choosing the Self Drive option for the tickets, you have to report at 82-100 Lake Placid Rd. The tickets are valid only for the date and time slot you chose during checkout. You can get a full refund on your ticket if you cancel 7 days prior to the scheduled booking. 

Best Way To Purchase Barron River Rafting Tickets  

In the recent rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that you purchase your Barron River Rafting Tickets online before arriving at the venue to enjoy a contactless experience. This will save a considerable amount of your time and also reduce the chances of contact transmission. 

Why book Barron River Rafting tickets online?

  • Convenience:  You can book online Barron River Rafting tickets easily from the comfort of your home, without waiting in queues or chasing slots at the venue, especially during peak hours.
  • Limited Seating: The Barron River Rafting experience is highly popular in Cairns and on Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun there is limited seating availability. By booking in advance, you can ensure you get the date and time slot of your choosing.
  • Discounts: You can avail of exclusive discounts or a cashback if you book your Barron River Rafting Tickets online.

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Barron River Rafting

There are 3 variants of tickets available on Headout. 2 variants offer you return transfers from Cairns and Port Douglas and the third variant is for the people who want to self-drive to the venue. 

Return Transfers Details: If you are choosing return transfers, hotel pickups, or drop-offs then you just have to wait at the hotel lobby or entrance 10-15 minutes before the allocated time. Our Headout host will be waiting for you.

Self Drive Details: If you choose the self-drive ticket option, you will have to report at 82-100 Lake Placid Rd, by the Lake Placid Park.

Barron River Rafting
  • Return Transfers are only applicable for hotels/accommodation in Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Carry your Mobile vouchers & extra $30 for Rafting Levy
  • Please bring your Swimming costume, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, and a secure waterproof pair of footwear. 
  • Do not wear any jewelry while rafting.
  • Leave all your valuables at home and bring just the bare essentials like some spare change for souvenirs and snacks. 
  • All guests need to check-in before tour departure here
  • Your tickets do not include meals and snacks. 

Barron River Rafting FAQ

Is Barron River Rafting safe?

Yes absolutely. The Barron River rafting is a completely safe experience as there are professional instructors at the spot who help beginners to navigate the intermediate waters of the river.

How much time will the Barron River Rafting experience take?

The Barron river rafting is a small half day trip and it takes 2 hours for the rafting experience.

What is the minimum age requirement for Barron River Rafting?

The minimum age requirement for Barron river rafting is 5 years old and above.

What should I wear when I go rafting?

Rafters are advised to wear comfortable swimming costumes and secure waterproof footwear while rafting.

How many people fit in one raft?

Each raft fits 7 rafters at one time plus your guide.

Can you reserve your own raft?

Yes, you can reserve your own raft as a small group of 2-6 people as well. This way you can also maintain safety during COVID times.

What medical conditions prevent rafting?

If you have any former major injury, allergy, or condition it is best to inform beforehand so we can let you know if it is safe. Pregnant women and people with heart conditions should definitely not take the risk of rafting.

Will I be given safety gear?

All rafters are provided safety gear like life jackets and helmets that are hand-checked by the guides for safety before use.

Can I carry my camera onboard the raft?

It is not advisable to carry anything on the raft as the chances of it falling and getting lost are very high. You can keep all your belongings in a locker before you start.

Do I need previous experience to join Barron River Rafting?

No, you do not need any previous experience at Barron river rafting as these are grade 3 rapids that are perfect for beginners to start their rafting journey with.

Where can I buy Barron River Rafting Tickets?

You can purchase Barron River Rafting Tickets online using the Headout app.

What is the best way to buy Barron River Rafting Tickets?

With the ongoing pandemic posing a crucial threat, it is highly recommended that you purchase your Barron River Rafting Tickets online

Can I buy Barron River Rafting Tickets in advance?

Yes , you can purchase your tickets to the Barron river Rafting experience in advance by booking your date and time slot online.

What is the cancellation policy for Barron River Rafting Tickets?

You will get a full refund on your tickets if you cancel 7 days prior to the scheduled date.

What is the validity of Barron River Rafting Tickets?

The tickets are only valid for the date and time slot you chose during checkout.