After hotel pickup in Cairns or the Northern Beaches, transfer to the river where your guide welcomes you.
Receive a safety briefing and get outfitted with the provided gear, including life jackets, helmets and paddles. Then learn paddling basics from professional guide, before hopping in your raft for a thrilling ride through Barron Gorge National Park.
As you glide through calmer sections, admire the surrounding World
Heritage-listed Wet Tropics and hear about regional animal life, plants
and highlights such as Barron Falls. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway
and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway also traverse sections of the gorge.
Expect to get wet when you go through rapids with colorful names such as Rooster
Tail and Cheese Churn. This section of the Barron
River is rated as grade three, which means that the waves can measure
approximately 3–6 feet (1–2 meters) and passengers need to hold on at
times in rapids. Bring sturdy shoes that can get wet, swimsuit and
towel, plus dry clothes to change into after your trip.
After your 3.5-hour rafting trip, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.