Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River - Raging Thunder

Jump on board with Raging Thunder for a half day Barron River White Water Rafting tour, departing every afternoon you will enjoy up to 2 hours of white water rafting on grade 2-3 rapids. An awesome afternoon of fun!   

AU$128 + AU$30 levy

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  • Paddle through grade 2 & 3 rapids
  • Experience the huge drop at Rooster Tail
  • Best place for white water rafting, especially for first-timers
  • Set in the stunning Barron Gorge National Park
  • No experience is necessary, all equipment and instruction included


  • All training and equipment
  • Return transfers
  • A guide 
Day 1: Barron River White Water Rafting 
Cairns pickups at approximately 08:00 - 08:30 am for the morning tour and 1:45 - 2:15 pm or the afternoon tour. 
Followed by a 20-minute drive from the city to the Barron River and up the Barron Gorge Valley to the Top Of the River. Time to gear up with life jackets, helmets and paddles. Your guides will provide a safety briefing. Raft from just below Barron River Power Station down a series of grade 2 and 3 rapids - From the last rapid there is a short paddle along Lake Placid to the take-out point. Change into your dry clothes before heading back to Cairns. Your action photos are available to view and order whilst on board the bus. Return to Cairns approx. 12:00 pm for the morning tour and 6.00 pm for the afternoon tour. 
Meals: None


  • Morning tour 08:00 - 08:30 am
  • Afternoon tour  1:45 - 2:15 pm


  • Morning tour 12 pm 
  • Afternoon tour 6 pm

Pickups in Cairns & Northern Beaches region

Extra costs

  • $30 River Levy, payable to Raging Thunder directly on the day of activity
  • $5 Hire shoes available, if you don’t want your shoes getting wet

What to brin

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Secure footwear such as sandshoes or adventure sandals (no thongs)
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Cap to wear under a helmet (optional)
  • Hire shoes available for $5 if you don’t want your shoes getting wet
  • Money for additional refreshments and purchase of any digital photos 


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