Barron River Whitewater Rafting Half Day Tour

The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns. It’s known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

This is where we do our half day white water rafting tour, on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. This is a scenic rafting / rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.

The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, suitable for all the family*. Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade 3 rapids followed by tea & coffee while you view photo’s of your rafting adventure. Access to changing facilities at the end of the tour are available for Raging Thunder guests.

Our rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. No experience necessary.

Let our guides entertain you on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year round!


Cairns (Daily): Pick up at approx 2pm | Return 6.00pm Cairns (Seasonal): Pick up at approx 8.45am | Return 1pm

Minimum 8 persons to operate

Minimum age to participate is 12 years All participants will be required to sign a liability release form prior to the trip commencing. The Mulgrave River may be used for half day rafting tours, when the Barron River is not available due to river levels or other reasons.