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Barron Gorge National Park
Barron Gorge National Park

Barron Gorge National Park

Lamb Range , Cairns, Queensland, 4870

The Basics

Barron Gorge National Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The area is part of the Djabugandji Aboriginal people’s traditional lands, and their ancient walking paths serve as hiking trails of varying lengths, some equipped with boardwalks. For a watery adventure, opt for some white-water rafting on the Barron River. Alternatively, you can see the park from the comfort of the Kuranda Scenic Railway or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
US$84.96 per adult
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I recommend it to everyone.
I had an amazing day with these people. Our coach Kristian was cracking jokes at all the time. We glided through the obstacles the safest and the most fun way ever possible. I definitely will do it again.
Dimitar_D, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cairns & the Tropical North

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Team Karel
Colleen_E, Mar 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Excitement packed afternoon rafting the Barron. My husband Ioved this activity while staying in Cairns. Well organised, our safety was always paramount with the crew and our captain Karel made tbe whole experience so much fun. Highly recommend as a must do activity.
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Ride the Barron
Richard_W, May 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Christian did a great job of leading our crew. Heaps of fun. Loved the rapids and good humor. A highlight of any trip to Cairns.
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Great experience
Jenny_R, Apr 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
We absolutely had a ball on the water. Great guide Ben and trained us well before we started. It’s safe and fun.
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Many interruptions during the ride
PAULO_C, Apr 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
It was a pleasant trip, however many boats and lots of interruptions during the ride to wait for others, this was disappointing
star-5
Mick was a great tour...
Jason_P, Nov 2021
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
Mick was a great tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history and so nice and easy to talk to
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Tour guides are...
Jesse_Q, Apr 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Tour guides are absolutely amazing. Total blast and perfect for those looking for a new experience and those who love a good adrenaline kick.
star-5
Awesome
Terry, Oct 2021
Cairns National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Small Group Tour Shore Excursion
Love that it's a small group! All places were really cool to visit and plenty of breaks. Our driver Mick was amazing and great fun, have us so much interesting information. Would go again!!
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Highly recommended!
Janice_B, Sep 2021
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
Knowledgeable guide. Educational experience regarding local indigenous culture, flora and fauna as well as development. Prompt, courteous service.
star-5
Best experience in Cairns ever!
A_S, Mar 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
What a fantastic experience. The hole experience from pickup at hotel and introduction and then get familiar with Sarah (our instructor) was amazing. We had lots of fun in water and undefined exciting time. And the day after, when we received the photos we get impressed again by the professional job done. Any time I will be in Cairns definitely want to have this experience again with this cool team 😊
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Tour guides where...
Sha_N, Mar 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Tour guides where friendly and informative made sure we all felt comfortable and explained every step of the wat
star-5
Highly recommended!
Zubia_m, Mar 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Friendly guide. A must-try with friends!! We saw a crocodile while passing the lake. We are definitely coming back.
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The BEST time!
Nat_S, Mar 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
We had the BEST time white water rafting, John and Karl were amazing from pick up to drop off, very funny, very professional, we felt completely safe in the capable hands of Captain Karl and had so much fun! Would absolutely do it again in a heart beat!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no fee to enter the park.

  • The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is wheelchair accessible. The Barron Falls walkway is also wheelchair accessible but requires assistance.

  • Be aware that some areas of the park are home to estuarine crocodiles as well as large cassowary birds, which can be aggressive if provoked.

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How to Get There

There are many entry points to the park. The lower section of the park is 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Cairns, and the upper section is 16 miles (27 km) from the city. There is no public transportation to or in the park, so you must have a vehicle or join a guided tour to reach the area.

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When to Get There

The Barron Gorge National Park is located in the tropical north of Queensland, and the climate is hot and humid all year round. While you can visit at any time, it is best to avoid the wet season (Sept–April), when there are frequent rains and even thunderstorms. The park is open 24 hours a day.

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The Wet Tropics Heritage Area

The Barron Gorge National Park is part of the Wet Tropics Heritage Area, a huge region that reaches from Cooktown to Townsville. The area’s rainforests are extremely important from both a biological and ecological perspective, because they offer scientists and visitors an unparalleled look at how the continent’s flora and fauna evolved over the past 100 million years. To enjoy more of this biodiversity, head to the Daintree Rainforest and Wooroonooran National Park.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Barron Gorge National Park?
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What else should I know about attractions in Cairns & the Tropical North?
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As well as visiting the Barron Gorge National Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: