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Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River - Raging Thunder




  • 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


Pickups / Departures


  • 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


What to bring

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 

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

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Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River - Raging Thunder