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About Barron Half Day Rafting
White Water Rafting
Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984 with our first commercial trip consisting of three nervous passengers on the Tully River.
Even today we still raft the Mighty Tully River, because is regarded as the best rafting river accross Australia and New Zealand. This awesome adventure is located in spectacular surroundings only 2 hours south of Cairns, with departures from Northern Beaches, Cairns and Mission Beach.
Plus we also raft the Barron River located just outside Cairns, with a half day raft perfectly suited for first time adventurer or those who want to cram more into their Adventure Holiday.
The Barron River
For an action packed afternoon of fun and adventure, try rafting on the thrilling Barron River. Located only 20 minutes from Cairns you'll have plenty of time to enjoy other activities on the same day.
The rapids on the Barron River are of grade 2-3 which means they are simple technical rapids with a need to manoeuvre the raft, which results in great rafting for first timers.
Please use this as a guide when choosing your level of adrenaline rush, but remember that experience is NOT necessary; in fact most of our clients have never been rafting before.
What To Bring
- Your ticket or voucher
- Change of dry clothes
- Sunscreen (but we don't recommend that you apply this to the back of your legs as it can make it more difficult to hold on)
- Lace up shoes or reef sandals to wear in the raft which WILL get we (or you can hire them for $5 per pair)
- Money for souvenirs and drinks
Remember that you won't be able to bring anything aboard the raft other than yourself, but items such as bags / towels / clothes etc. can be stored securely on your coach.
Your RAFT & Safety
Each raft holds a maximum of seven passengers and one river guide, who will guide you safely down your river adventure. Infact every one of our guides is expertly trained by internationally renowned safety company Rescue 3.
When you arrive at the river you will be fitted with a helmet and life jacket, allowing you to float along the river should you happen to fall out. Its so safe that you don't even have to be able to swim to enjoy rafting. Plus all of our rafts stay together, traversing the rapids in a carefully planned sequence with guides providing cover from the river banks.
Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
$25 per person Pay on Board fee for insurance charges, land management agency prescribed daily client fee, water release fees, transfer costs, GST and administration charges is payable on the day of travel.
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Now offering Port Douglas Pick up
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03 May 2017Raging Thunder Adventures are now operating daily return coach transfers from Port Douglas for our Hot Air Ballooning, Afternoon Canyoning and Barron River Rafting tours!
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How to get to Barron Half Day Rafting
The Barron River Gorge is located 20 minutes' drive north of Cairns and lies along a traditional pathway used by the original indigenous Djabugay people. The spectacular Barron Falls, further upstream, are considered a sacred site. The famous Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Cableway also traverse sections of the gorge.
Direct Contact Info
Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon- Fri
52-54 Fearnley St