Raft through the Barron Gorge National Park onboard an inflatable raft. The rapids on the Barron River are grade 2 and 3, which means they're ideal for first timers. Also tackle the infamous Rooster Tail where an action photograph will be taken to capture the moment.
At the end of the adventure, you can optionally enjoy swim in Lake Placid. For your Barron River White Water Rafting Tour, you will depart from your hotel in Cairns or Northern Beaches from 1:45 pm onwards. The course of your tour for the entire duration is as follows:
1:45pm to 2:25pm: You will travel to Lake Placid, a suburb of Cairns, after being picked up from your accommodation.
2:30pm to 3:00pm: You will meet your river guide and your fellow paddlers on the bank of the River Barron. The guide will give you your rafting gear, after which you are ready to hit the waters.
3:00pm to 4:45pm: Your guide will give you safety instructions and train you in paddling techniques and command, before you start your rafting experience through scenic Barron Gorge. Tackle grade 2 and 3 rapids including the infamous Rooster Tail where action photos will be taken, before cooling off with a refreshing swim in Lake Placid which is optional
4:45pm to 5:15pm: After rafting, relax with some tea or coffee and change into dry clothes. Also, check out the photographs of your rafting act and rewind the experience in your mind.
< b>5:30pm to 6:00pm: You will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairns or Northern Beaches.
Return accommodation transfers Introduction to white water rafting technique Grade 2-3 moderate rapids Rescue 3 trained river guides Up to 2 hours of white water rafting All tuition and equipment, no experience necessary Bonus: Shoe hire per person Tea, coffee and water
AUD25.00 Rafting levy, payable direct Optional purchase of souvenirs and photographs
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. What to Bring: Lace up shoes or adventure sandals for wearing on raft (which will get wet) Swimming costume (optional shorts, T'shirt /singlet for wearing over costume) Cap to wear under helmet (optional) Waterproof sunscreen Complete change of dry clothes including shoes, towel Money for photos and levy Please leave jewelry and valuables at home
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