Family Rafting in Barron River
Family Rafting in Barron River
4.9 (329)  
North Cairns, QLD 4870
  • Highlights
    • 2 hours white river rafting (rapids graded 1-2) in Barron River
    • River rafting lessons for safety & to get you having fun in no time
    • Rafting gear & safety equipment
    • Professional & certified River Guides to provide tips & tricks
    • Fresh & tasty snack
  • More like this
  • Overview

    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. 

  • What's included?
    • A high guide to passenger ratio ensures safety is first class with an emphasis on having a fun day.
    • The whole family will experience the thrills of paddling in rapids graded 1 – 2, under the watchful eye and tuition of fully trained and certified River Guides. The backdrop is pristine rainforest, providing outstanding scenery and photo opportunities. 
    • Let our guides entertain you and your family on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year round!
    • Return transfers (from Cairns and Port Douglas)
    • 2 Hours White Water Rafting (rapids graded 1 – 2)
    • All Tuition (and safety equipment), River Guides (professional and certified), Barron Gorge National Park (stunning rainforest). 
    • Optional Extras: Shoe Hire ($5) | Snacks & Souvenir Photos

    Grade 1:
    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.

    Grade 2:
    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.

  • Location

    • Pick Up Locations: Cairns and Northern Beaches, Port Douglas & Self Drive
    • Cairns and Northern beaches rate includes pickups as far north as Palm Cove. Pickups north of Palm Cove are at the Port Douglas rate. 
    • Timing
      • Cairns: Pick up at approx 2pm | Return 5.30pm
      • Port Douglas: Pick up at approx 1.15pm | Return 6.30pm

  • Customer Reviews for Foaming Fury

    4.9

    329 reviews
    Peter Climatianos
    Peter Climatianos
    6 months ago

    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.

    AP
    AP
    a year ago

    It was an amazing tour! We only had a half day left and therefore did Barron instead of Tully but it was so good. The whole tour was very well organized and best of all, our amazing guide Keanu showed us a great time! He was very experienced and super fun. Highly recommend this tour!

    Andrew McQuie
    Andrew McQuie
    10 months ago

    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.

    KETAKI TALVADEKAR
    KETAKI TALVADEKAR
    a year ago

    We had the most amazing afternoon Rafting the Barron River with Foaming Fury! Our raft guide Riley is funny guy!!! Extra 5 Stars to Him. Wonderful Wonderful Guide, Friendly, experienced & made our day exciting, loads and loads of fun filled and super adventurous experience 🤗Would definitely do it again with them.

    Lucia Messina
    Lucia Messina
    9 months ago

    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!!

    More Reviews Add Review
    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Moderate
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • $30pp River Levy Payable on the day
    • Please note that this tour does include a brief walk over rocks, to access the rapid section.
    • Sports Rafts are two per raft with an adult and child in each raft. Children 10 years old and above can be in a raft without an adult.
    • Minimum 8 persons to operate
    • Minimum age to participate is 6 years
    • Pickups north of Palm Cove are at the Port Douglas rate.
    • All prices are based per person. Includes levy.
    • All participants will be required to sign a liability release form prior to the trip commencing. Should the power station be unavailable the tour will continue to operate on Lake Placid. Rapids will be experienced when power station is operational.

    Medical Conditions:
    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

  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
All deals are backed by the MyDeal Promise
We accept the following secure payment methods
Mastercard Visa Paypal Afterpay

Popular Experiences

Half-day Green Island with a Glass-bottom Boat tour
From $55
Half-day Green Island with a Glass-bottom Boat tour

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Fitzroy Island Half Day Tour with Glass Bottom Boat
From $73
Fitzroy Island Half Day Tour with Glass Bottom Boat

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Multi-Award Winning Great Barrier Reef Experience
From $150
Multi-Award Winning Great Barrier Reef Experience

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Fitzroy Island Half Day Tour
From $58
Fitzroy Island Half Day Tour

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Full Day on Green Island with Buffet Lunch
From $71
Full Day on Green Island with Buffet Lunch

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Tully Classic River Rafting Adventure
From $195
Tully Classic River Rafting Adventure

Wongaling Beach, QLD 4852

River Tubing in Behana Gorge & Mulgrave River
From $65
River Tubing in Behana Gorge & Mulgrave River

Cairns, QLD 4879

Fitzroy Island Full Day Tour with Lunch
From $78
Fitzroy Island Full Day Tour with Lunch

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Fitzroy Island Full Day Tour with Guided Snorkel Safari & Lunch
From $138
Fitzroy Island Full Day Tour with Guided Snorkel Safari & Lunch

Cairns City, QLD 4870

Tully River Rafting Adventure
From $195
Tully River Rafting Adventure

Wongaling Beach, QLD 4852

Morning Photography & Nature Tour in Cairns
From $52
Morning Photography & Nature Tour in Cairns

Edge Hill, QLD 4870

Mushroom Photography Tour in Cairns
From $52
Mushroom Photography Tour in Cairns

Edge Hill, QLD 4870

Explore by interest

1xAdult from
$119