The Family Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to white water rafting.
This fun and exciting tour is designed for children aged 6–11 years and operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park.
This stunning national park is just 20 minutes from Cairns city (40 minutes from Port Douglas) and is known for its spectacular World Heritage listed Rainforest, scenic mountain ranges and of course the Gorge itself, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the flowing waters of the Barron River.
The Half Day Family Rafting Tours in the Barron River is the perfect introduction to children’s rafting. 8 person rafts & 2 person sports rafts are used to experience both styles of rafting during your trip.
Rapids are small to regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognise and negotiate. Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers.
Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends. The passage is easy to recognise and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches or log jams.
Absolutely amazing experience. Was the highlight of our trip and Ash our guide was brilliant. Knowledgeable, funny and made our experience an unforgettable one. Highly recommend doing this as it's fun, thrilling and gets the adrenaline pumping.
I recently had the opportunity to go rafting with a group of friends, and I can confidently say it was one of the most exhilarating and memorable experiences of my life. We chose Barron Rafting for our adventure, and from start to finish, they exceeded our expectations. The journey began with a comprehensive safety briefing that not only made us feel at ease but also emphasized the importance of teamwork on the raft. Our guide, Jake, was not only an expert navigator but also an excellent communicator. He made sure we understood the commands and ensured everyone felt comfortable and prepared for the adventure ahead. Once on the water, the adrenaline kicked in as we navigated through the rushing rapids. The river provided the perfect mix of challenging sections and calmer waters, allowing us to catch our breath and soak in the breathtaking scenery. The natural beauty surrounding us, with lush greenery and towering cliffs, added an extra layer of magic to the experience. In conclusion, thank you for the service provided by Ash and his colleagues.
A nice tour, with friendly guides, this tour is a good introduction to white water rafting. It was great to get a comprehensive training on how to manage the rapids and work as a team. The one big downside was not being able to participate in the most exciting part of the tour the rapid surfing. We were denied the opportunity to participate because we there were two people on our raft to who were not able to swim, despite some other rafts having multiple goes, they never once told us we were not going to be given a turn. I was watching in anticipation of having a go then at the last moment we left, my daughter asked if we could have a turn and they said no, they could have swapped us to another boat for that part, felt let down, this could have easily been solved by better organisation.
Had an absolutely wonderful exhilarating day, the team leaders were so competent and willing to go the extra mile to make our experience well beyond our expectations, Kye raft leader made us feel so safe at the same time making our downstream journey unforgettable, highly recommended!!
This was definitely the highlight of our trip!!! Was SOOOO much fun. Definitely recommend. Our guide 21 (Jack) really made the experience even better. He was so much fun and made us laugh so much. He’s the best!!!
Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons, e.g. pregnancy and serious vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical condition, disabilities and impairments at time of booking.
50% refund within 48 hours of departure. NO refund within 24 hours of departure
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